BBL 2016/17: 5 key moments from the Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers
Tye's hat-trick, Klinger's captain's knock and other key aspects of Perth Scorchers' win over Brisbane Heat.
#4 Johnson and Richardson run through Heat’s top order
With just about 156 to defend, Scorchers needed their strike bowlers to pick up early wickets, in order to seize back the initiative. Mitchell Johnson and Jhye Richardson provided just that with their wicket-taking first spells. The outcome – Heat’s top 3 were back in the hut by the end of the 4th over.
Johnson struck in the very first over of the innings, removing Peirson cheaply for 2 runs. Pitched at good length and angling away, the ball picked the edge of Pierson’s bat and flew to Turner at first slip. In his next over, Johnson scalped Sam Heazlett with another good length delivery that was hit straight into the hands of Agar.
First change bowler Jhye Richardson was clubbed for a long six by McCullum over deep backward square but it turned out to be an anti-climactic moment as the latter’s key wicket was picked by the bowler the very next delivery. Enticed by the fullish length, McCullum attempted an ambitious swing over the long-on fence the next ball but could only hole out to Agar at mid-on.