BBL 2018/19 9th Match: Richardson stars as Scorchers burn the Strikers

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Jhye Richardson finished with figures of 3-7 off three overs

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Jhye Richardson took three wickets during a highly economical spell as the Perth Scorchers crushed the Adelaide Strikers by seven wickets.

Being put in to bat first, Strikers opener Jake Weatherald made a 17-ball 22 before he was caught by Andrew Tye at wide mid-off off the bowling of Jason Behrendorff.

Strikers captain Colin Ingram failed to have an impact with the bat as he was caught by Scorchers skipper Ashton Turner at cover off the bowling of Behrendorff for two runs.

Things went from bad to worse for the Strikers as Matthew Short was cleaned up by Jhye Richardson for one run before Alex Carey was run out for 11 following a comical mix-up.

Jake Lehmann was on his way back to the pavilion the very next ball as he was caught by Behrendorff at fine leg off the bowling of Richardson for a golden duck.

In the next over, Jonathan Wells’ short stay at the crease came to an end as he was caught behind off the bowling of Nathan Coulter-Nile for two runs.

Richardson continued to cause trouble in his next over as he trapped Michael Neser lbw for one run.

Cameron Valente and Rashid Khan managed to add 38 runs to the score before Valente was brilliantly caught by Coulter-Nile at midwicket off the bowling of Andrew Tye for 21.

Rashid also made 21 before he was caught by Coulter-Nile at deep midwicket off the bowling of David Willey.

The Strikers were skittled out for 88 when Ben Laughlin was dismissed by Tye for two runs.

Richardson was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Tye and Behrendorff snapped up two wickets apiece. As for Willey and Coulter-Nile, they chipped in with one wicket each.

Chasing 89 to win, the Scorchers got off to a poor start as opener Michael Klinger was run out by Laughlin for two runs.

Josh Inglis managed to make a quickfire 22 before he was caught behind off a brute of a delivery from Billy Stanlake.

Turner and Will Bosisto stabilised the innings with a 57-run partnership before Turner was clean bowled by Valente for 24.

Bosisto went on to score a 34-ball 36, which included three boundaries, as the Scorchers reached their target with two overs to spare.

Stanlake and Valente claimed one wicket each.

Richardson was named Man of the Match.

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