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229/7 (20)
168/8 (20)
PS won by 61 runs.
Player of the match: Josh Inglis
 
That is all that we have from the Junction Oval in Melbourne, but do switch tabs to follow the second BBL game of the day from the Gabba in Brisbane. This is the pair of Srivathsa and Bidipto saying good bye for now. Keep following Sportskeeda! 
Perth Scorchers - 229/7, beat Melbourne Stars - 168/8, by 61 runs.

Josh Inglis 74 (33) | Jason Behrendorff - 3/32
Beau Webster 43 (32) | Luke Wood - 5/50

Melbourne Stars tried hard to keep up with the asking rate right from the start, did manage to play some important shots for fours and sixes, but the superior bowling from the Perth Scorchers was just too good for the hosts! 

The spin twins - Ashton Agar and Peter Hatzoglou - were highly impressive today with the lengths and clever changes of pace. The pace attack, comprising Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye, took 5 wickets and got the lengths right in particular against the opposition batting.

As for the Stars, another failure from Marcus Stoinis will concern them going forward. If there is one batter who is due for runs, big runs that too, it is him. Beau Webster looked good as long as he lasted, Joe Clarke started well but could not carry on and young Campbell Kellaway was impressive with his stroke-play when he held his shape.

Last but not the least, the fielding and catching from the Scorchers was simply breathtaking! They stopped two sure-shot sixes and almost stopped another! Then there were some fine pieces of ground fielding in the outfield to save boundaries. And, at least three catches were made to look easy. On the whole, an exemplary performance from the visitors today in this department, even if there was a drop catch in there! 

So that is the second win for the Perth team as they overtake the Melbourne Stars now, who have some thinking to do, especially with the ball. 
20
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168 /8 score
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cricket bat icon Nathan Coulter-Nile
6 (2)
cricket bat icon Trent Boult *
0 (1)
cricket ball icon Jason Behrendorff
3 /32
19.6 Jason Behrendorff to Trent Boult, PERTH SCORCHERS GET THE WIN! Full on middle-and-off, yorker again, Boult makes some room and can only squeeze it out to cover, but for no run and that is that for the game! 

Trent Boult, RHB, is at the crease.
19.5 Jason Behrendorff to Luke Wood, OUT! Good length ball outside off, slightly slower and Wood has a real go at it, gets it over mid-on, but long-on runs in, dives forward and takes a fine CATCH with both hands around it!

Luke Wood c Nick Hobson b Jason Behrendorff 13 (11b, 1x4, 1x6)
19.4 Jason Behrendorff to Luke Wood, full outside off, again in the block hole and this gets dug out, back to the bowler, for no run. 
19.3 Jason Behrendorff to Luke Wood, good length slower ball outside off, a swing and a miss from the back foot and another dot ball! 
19.2 Jason Behrendorff to Luke Wood, FREE HIT! Full and up in the block hole on off, squeezed out off the inside edge, on to pad, for no run. 
19.2 Jason Behrendorff to Luke Wood, NO BALL FOR HEIGHT! Full toss over off and this is CLOBBERED over cow corner from the back foot, for a SIX! 
19.1 Jason Behrendorff to Luke Wood, full and down leg, following the batter and Wood ends up yorking himself between his legs! No run. 
19
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161 /7 score
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cricket bat icon Luke Wood
7 (5)
cricket bat icon Nathan Coulter-Nile *
6 (2)
cricket ball icon Andrew Tye
1 /39
18.6 Andrew Tye to Nathan Coulter-Nile, SIX RUNS! Good length slower ball outside off and this gets PUMMELED over the left of long-on from the back foot! 
18.5 Andrew Tye to Nathan Coulter-Nile, full outside off, slightly slower and a big swing and a miss across the line! Dot ball. 
Nathan Coulter-Nile, right handed bat, comes to the crease
18.4 Andrew Tye to Campbell Kellaway, WICKET! Slower ball on a good length, Kellaway went after it hard from the crease, got the outside edge on it and that went straight into the hands of short third man on the full!

Kellaway c J Richardson b Tye 25(14) [4s-1 6s-2]
18.3 Andrew Tye to Campbell Kellaway, full outside off, driven hard to the right of long-off from the front foot, for a fine one-handed stop in the deep, and two more runs! 
18.2 Andrew Tye to Campbell Kellaway, full and just outside off, hit really hard down the ground to the left of long-off, for a couple more runs! 
18.1 Andrew Tye to Luke Wood, good length slower ball outside off, a powerless hoick over the in-field, but just short of the running fielder coming in from the deep, one run! 
18
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150 /6 score
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cricket bat icon Campbell Kellaway *
21 (11)
cricket bat icon Luke Wood
6 (4)
cricket ball icon Jason Behrendorff
2 /25
17.6 Jason Behrendorff to Campbell Kellaway, full and wide outside off again, a swing through the line again and a miss of the shot again! Dot ball.