The team suffered a setback early on as Melbourne Stars were under pressure to chase down the target. Beau Webster scored 43 runs in the middle order.
KFC Big Bash League Season 12 saw two matches played on Friday, December 23. In the first match, the Perth Scorchers defeated the Melbourne Stars by 61 runs, while in the second match, the Brisbane Heat registered a 6-run win over the Adelaide Strikers. Perth Scorchers, who won the toss and batted first, struck the first blow at the score of 33 runs. Adam Lyth was dismissed for 7 runs. From here Faf du Plessis and Nick Hobson shared a half-century to take the team’s score to 103. Faf scored 68 runs off 33 balls while Hobson also played an innings with 46 runs. Josh Inglis batted fast in the middle order and scored 73 runs in 33 balls with the help of 6 sixes and 5 fours. Aaron Hardy also scored 30 runs. With this, the team scored 229/7 in 20 overs. Luke Wood took five wickets for Melbourne Stars.
The team suffered a setback early on as Melbourne Stars were under pressure to chase down the target. Beau Webster top-scored with 43 runs in the middle order, while Nick Larkin also scored 34 runs. None of the batsmen could play a big innings. With this, the team was limited to 168/8.
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers..
Batting first, Brisbane Heat scored 166/9 in 20 overs. On behalf of the team, Sam Billings scored 79 runs in 48 balls with the help of six fours and four sixes. Max Bryant played an innings of 46 runs. Matthew Short and Wes Agar took three wickets each for Adelaide Strikers.
Playing counter innings, the team scored 14 runs and both the openers turned back. Chris Lynn and Adam Hoes were also dismissed at 12.8 runs respectively. Thomas Kelly and Colin de Grandhomme scored 43 and 37 runs respectively in the middle order. But despite Harry Nilsson impressing with 24 runs, the team could only manage 160/9. This is the first defeat of the current season. Leg-spinner Mark Stekety took the highest four wickets for Brisbane Heat.
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