BBL 2018-19

WATCH: The Most Bizarre and Comical RUN-OUT in BBL History

Jhye Richardson turned a lot of heads when he took 8-47 for Western Australia in the JLT Sheffield Shield competition last month and he backed up that performance with a blistering spell for the Perth Scorchers at Optus Stadium on Boxing Day.

Bowling consistently at speeds in the mid-140s and brought into the attack with the Strikers looking good at 2-35, Richardson picked up the key wicket of Matt Short in his first over and backed that up when he beat Jake Lehmann for pace in the following over and had him caught hooking on the boundary.

He then trapped Michael Neser lbw in his final over of his spell to leave the Strikers in all sorts of trouble at 7-51 and with impressive figures of 3-7 from three overs.

The Scorchers boast a more than handy pace attack with Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff boasting plenty of experience for Australia in white-ball cricket, while international star David Willey has plied his trade 24 times in T20 cricket for England.

Chasing 89 for victory with the bat at a little under 4.5 runs an over was always going to be a reasonably simple task for the Scorchers and they did it with few worries courtesy of a quickfire innings from Josh Inglis and mature knocks from Will Bosisto and Turner.

Inglis got the ball rolling with 22 at better than a run a ball, before Bosisto (36no off 34 balls) and Turner (24 from 46) combined for a partnership of 57 for the third wicket to ensure the hosts cruised home with two overs remaining.

The Perth Scorchers made light work of the Adelaide Strikers on Wednesday night, chasing down 88 runs in 18 overs at Perth Stadium.

Here are the best moments from this Big Bash League Boxing Day showdown:

  • THREE STRIKES AND YOU’RE OUT

Not much didn’t go to plan for the Scorchers throughout the night. But one passage of play in the 10th over had players going in all directions, after not one but three attempts at a run out was made.

First there was a missed chance at the bowler’s end by Turner to run Jon Wells out, before Nathan Coulter-Nile backed up the missed chance at the stumps and too had his own shot.

The ball then returned to Turner who threw the ball to the keeper’s end to run out Strikers opening batsman Alex Carey for 11.

  • RASHID KHAN’s MASSIVE SIX

Rashid Khan is known for his fizzing leg spinners and ripping wrong-uns, not his big hitting. With the Strikers on the back foot at 7-46, it was left to Cameron Valente and Khan to help the Strikers to somewhat of a competitive score.

Khan whacked two sixes, scoring 21 from just 12 balls — including a swatted six over fine leg.

  • BAT FLIP CAUSES UNCERTAINTY

It took only nine matches at BBL|08 for the bat flip to hit the headlines and that’s exactly what happened in Perth. It looked a decent toss from Ashton Turner, but the bat failed to land on either ‘roofs’ or ‘flats’ and instead landed on its side.

Adelaide Strikers captain Colin Ingram and Perth Scorchers captain Ashton Turner soon found out the hard way, as the first bat flip at Perth Stadium for the season resulted in a dead-heat, after it landed on the edge.

After flipping for a second time, the Scorchers won the toss as Turner elected to bowl and unleashed his fearsome pace attack on to the Strikers.

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