Match 43, KFC T20 Big Bash League 2018/2019, 28 Jan 2019

Result
MR
157/5
(20 ov)
PS
79/10
(16.0 ov)

Melbourne Renegades won by 78 runs

Perth Scorchers' disastrous season continued as they were bowled out for 79 in a one-sided encounter against Melbourne Renegades at Perth. Melbourne Renegades, in turn, moved up to second place on the standings.

Renegades' victory was powered by a fine bowling effort from Chris Tremain, whose thrilling opening spell had the hosts reelimg at 12/4 in a chase of 158.

Post Tremain spell, Daniel Christian took over the charge to inflict further damage into the opponents as the game progressed.

Christian bagged 4 for 20 and it seemed Perth were on their way to the lowest-total in BBL history until Matthew Kelly's unbeaten 18 saved them.

Scorchers were skittled out for 79 with four overs remaining in the innings.

Things had looked so much brighter for the hosts a couple of hours ago when Mitchell Marsh won the toss and elected to bowl.

Mackenzie Harvey made a quick start at one end but Perth were able to dismiss Aaron Finch as the Renegades skipper didn’t do any sort of damage.

After Harvey departed for a steady 32-ball 38, Sam Harper infused life into the game with a sprightly 26-ball 37.

Mohammad Nabi and Tom Cooper made small contributions but Renegades did not get the much-needed head start, thanks to the Perth bowlers finding their yorkers with great consistency.

Chris Tremain was declared man of the match for his stunning bowling performance.