Date: 04 December 2022
Time : 3:45 PM IST
Venue : Perth Stadium, Perth
Ball-by-ball commentary : SportsTiger App
Perth Scorchers have been in brilliant form, winning five out of the six games played. Their only defeat has come against Hobart Hurricanes but that has been an old tale. The Scorchers have won four matches back-to-back after that. Now, they have to face Sydney Thunder in their next game. The Thunder have made a befitting comeback after strings of losses. The Chris Green-led team are on a three-match winning streak. It is expected to be a thrilling contest with the top two teams pitted against each other.
The pitch at Perth Stadium is not the best batting wicket. However, it gets better to bat on as the game progresses. The first-inning total at the venue is 133. So, the team winning the toss will look to chase.
Ashton Turner-led Perth Scorchers have continued their dominance in the Big Bash League as they stay firm at the first position in the points table. They have won five out of six games played. In their last game, the Scorchers defeated Melbourne Renegades by five wickets as they chased 156 with ease. Faf du Plessis, Cameron Bancroft, and Josh Inglis played handy knocks to help their team chase the total with ease. Meanwhile, earlier with the ball, Andrew Tye did a terrific job as he bagged three wickets in his four overs. Jason Behrendorff, Jhye Richardson, and Peter Hatzoglou also scalped a wicket each. Now, with Sydney Thunder to play against next, the defending champions will back themselves to register fifth consecutive win.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Perth Scorchers
Adam Lyth, Faf du Plessis, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Nick Hobson, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
After three consecutive defeats, Sydney Thunder have turned their fortune around, winning the next three games. The Chris Green-led team defeated Hobart Hurricanes in their last game to register their third consecutive win and fourth overall in seven matches. The Thunder posted a massive 228/6 in their 20 overs as Alex Hales (77 off 45) and Oliver Davies (65 off 32) scored half-centuries. Matthew Gilkes also scored a brisk 33. Meanwhile, with the ball, Brendan Doggett wreaked havoc as he bagged four wickets in his four overs to bowl out the Hurricanes for 166. Ben Cutting also scalped two wickets in his two overs. Now, with table-toppers, Scorchers to play against, it will be an exciting challenge for the Thunder.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sydney Thunder
Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Perth Scorchers are on a four-match winning streak and it will be a massive challenge for them to maintain that streak. Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder have got the rhythm. Their last win against the Hurricanes makes them the favourites to win the clash.
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