Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers highlights: PRS defeated SYT by 7 wickets


Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers highlights: Zak Crawley’s half century and Josh Inglis’ unbeaten 26 runs at the end, Perth Scorchers won by 7 wickets. Scorchers by winning 5 matches remain in second place in the point table while Sydney Thunder in 7th place of the point table. Brisbane Heat qualify for playoffs.

Match – 30th Match, PRS vs SYT, Big Bash League 2023-24

Venue – Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

Date – 08 January 2024, Monday

Time – 1:45 PM

Toss – Perth Scorchers won the toss and opted to field first


Sydney Thunder (Playing XI):

Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Matthew Gilkes(w), Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green(c), Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha

Perth Scorchers (Playing XI):

Zak Crawley, Sam Whiteman, Aaron Hardie(c), Josh Inglis(w), Laurie Evans, Cooper Connolly, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Hamish McKenzie, Lance Morris

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers highlights
Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers highlights: Perth Scorchers’s players after taking a wicket

The Sydney Thunder is currently experiencing a downward spiral, having lost four out of their six games. In contrast, Perth Scorchers only recently suffered their first defeat against the Strikers. Perth has displayed a well-balanced performance, with their potent bowling attack proving successful in the majority of their matches. The Thunder faces a significant challenge, as Perth is eager to bounce back from their recent setback.

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers highlights

Sydney Thunder Innings

Sydney Thunder’s batting started decently, with Alex Hales and Cameron Bancroft initially facing challenges in scoring runs. Bancroft managed to score 12 runs but was run out by Lance Morris/Josh Inglis. While Hales maintained the momentum and formed a partnership with Kohler-Cadmore, he eventually scored 72 runs before being dismissed by Cooper Connolly, emerging as the top scorer for Sydney Thunder. Kohler-Cadmore played well but fell victim to a run-out, contributing 27 runs from 18 balls. Unfortunately, no other Thunder batter performed effectively.

The team, which seemed promising at 86 for 1 after 11 overs, encountered significant challenges, finishing at 137 for 8 after 20 overs in the latter part of the innings. Agar stood out as the top bowler, taking 2 wickets in his four-over spell while conceding only 6 runs. Connolly also capitalized on the conditions, securing three wickets. Notably, three Sydney Thunder batters were run out.

Sydney Thunder Scorecard

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers highlights

Sydney Thunder vs Perth Scorchers highlights

Perth Scorchers Innings

Perth Scorchers Chased 138 runs, both openers of Scorchers delivered another clinical performance, bouncing back impressively after their recent defeat against the Strikers. The Scorchers clearly outperformed their opposition, effortlessly securing a relatively uneventful victory on a challenging surface.

The Thunder, while batting, perhaps missed out on scoring a few more runs, and their attempts to defend a sub-par total fell short, especially with the challenging conditions making strokeplay difficult on the slow surface.

Zak Crawley showcased brilliant batting, showing composure and constructing his innings efficiently before being dismissed for 58. Josh Inglis provided the finishing touches, hitting crucial boundaries to prevent the Thunder from posing a serious threat to victory.

Nathan McAndrew managed to take two wickets while captain Chris Green took only one wicket.

Perth Scorchers Scorecard

Points Table


Sydney Sixers Squad

Moises Henriques(c), Josh Philippe(wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Joel Davies, Hayden Kerr, Todd Murphy, Steve OKeefe, Kurtis Patterson, Izharulhaq Naveed, Sean Abbott, Mitchell Perry, Ryan Hadley, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird

Perth Scorchers Squad

Aaron Hardie(c), Josh Inglis(w), Zak Crawley, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, Laurie Evans, Cooper Connolly, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris, Nick Hobson, Cameron Gannon, Matthew Kelly, Liam Haskett, Sam Fanning, Stephen Eskinazi, Hamish McKenzie

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