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Scorchers humbled by Strikers



The Perth Scorchers remain winless in BBL10, thrashed by the Adelaide Strikers to the tune of 72 runs at the Adelaide Oval on Monday night.


Chasing 166 for victory Perth was skittled for 94, losing all ten wickets for 59 runs after openers Josh Inglis (16) and Jason Roy (21) raced to 0-35 from three overs.


Earlier the bowlers were able to hold the Strikers to 8-165 from their 20 overs having won the bat flip and chosen to field first, Adelaide opener Phil Salt (51) getting the home side off to a flying start.


Mitch Marsh's return to the bowling crease saw him finish with 2-14 from 4 overs as the Strikers lost their way through the middle stages of their innings, a late cameo of 29 from 13 balls from Rashid Khan pushing the score beyond 150.


It was looking like a modest total when Inglis and Roy got going early in the run chase, Roy striking Peter Siddle for two fours and a six in one inspired over in what was his Scorchers debut.


Inglis was bowled by Wes Agar's first ball trying to ramp the speedster over short fine leg, the introduction of Khan in the following over altering the course of the match as Colin Munro edged a wrong'un to wicketkeeper Alex Carey.


Roy holed out to long on having made 21, Marsh (1) and Ashton Turner (2) quickly following him back to the pavilion.


There was no middle order revival as only Liam Livingstone with 22 could resist for any length of time, the innings wrapped up in just 15.2 overs with the Scorchers failing to reach three figures.


Every Strikers bowler used by captain Carey picked up two wickets, with Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Agar, Khan and Danny Briggs all tasting success on multiple occasions.


The teams will meet again on New Years Eve, Perth in desperate need of a win if they are to salvage their BBL10 campaign, currently sitting on the bottom of the table without a win from four games.


IMAGE: Perth Now.