Australian left-handed batter Josh Inglis played a brilliant shot during the Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars encounter in the 12th match of the Big Bash League 2022 on Thursday. The Scorchers bounced back after their loss to the Hobart Hurricanes while the Stars slump to a loss after a win against the same opponents. But still, a long way to go in this tournament. Both sides have the chance to go back and come back stronger.
Stars tried hard to keep up with the asking rate right from the start, and also managed to play some important shots for fours and sixes, but the superior bowling from the Perth Scorchers was just too good for the hosts.
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That is RIDICULOUS from Josh Inglis!! #BBL12 pic.twitter.com/aZiMSUwSyA— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) December 23, 2022
Perth Scorchers’ huge total against the Stars
After winning the toss, Scorchers opted to bat first. South African star batter Faf du Plessis provided a brilliant start to the innings. However, Adam Lyth, from the other end, couldn’t keep his wicket safe and got dismissed in the 4th over. Coming in at no.3 Nick Hobson stitched a brilliant partnership with du Plessis and laid the foundation for the big total.
Du Plessis’s brilliant knock of 64 runs off just 33 balls which included 6 fours and 5 sixes and Inglis’s fiery knock of 74 runs in the end including 5 fours and 6 sixes helped the team to achieve a massive total of 229 runs.
Luke Wood was the Stars’ best bowler with 5-50, including three wickets in his last four balls but still brought up an unwanted half-century in the final over of the innings, joining Nathan Coulter-Nile (0-51 off four) in that club for the most expensive five-wicket haul in BBL history.
In reply, the Stars never really looked in the hunt, regularly losing wickets on their way to getting restricted to 8-168 by a disciplined Perth bowling unit. Beau Webster struggling innings of 43 runs also went in vain. The bowlers from Perth had a nice workout as the Stars lineup could not get any momentum at all. Left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff (3-32 off four) took two wickets in his first two overs including in-form opener Joe Clarke (18 off 11) to take his powerplay tally to five in three matches.
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