BBL 2018/19 25th Match: Tye, Bancroft sink Melbourne Stars

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Andrew Tye finished with figures of 4-18 off his four overs

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Andrew Tye took four wickets and Cameron Bancroft hammered 59 as the Perth Scorchers crushed the Melbourne Stars by six wickets.

Being put in to bat first, the Stars got off to a great start as openers Evan Gulbis and Ben Dunk amassed a 65-run partnership before Gulbis was caught by David Willey at wide long-on off the bowling of Usman Qadir for 37.

Captain Nic Maddinson was sent packing by Tye after scoring just two runs, but Dunk and Seb Gotch steadied things with a 52-run stand, during which Dunk surpassed his half-century.

Dunk ended up making a 47-ball 62, which included six boundaries and a six, before he was dismissed by Willey.

Once Dunk was gone, Tye removed Dwayne Bravo, Jonathan Merlo and Gotch in quick succession.

As a result, the Stars were restricted to 146/6 off their 20 overs.

Tye was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Willey and Qadir chipped in with one wicket apiece.

Chasing 147 to win, the Scorchers got off to a brilliant start as Bancroft and Michael Klinger forged a 75-run partnership before Klinger was caught and bowled by Liam Plunkett for 29.

Bancroft went on to make 59, which came off 42 balls and included four boundaries and two sixes, before he was stumped by Gotch off the bowling of Liam Bowe.

Scorchers skipper Ashton Turner dominated the majority of the 40-run partnership he put together with Ashton Agar before Agar was clean bowled by Bravo for seven runs.

Hilton Cartwright suffered the same fate as Agar the very next ball, but Turner led his side to victory with 14 balls to spare as a result of his unbeaten knock of 43, which came off 22 balls and included two boundaries and three sixes.

Bravo was the most successful bowler with two wickets, while Plunkett and Bowe claimed one wicket each.

Tye was named Man of the Match.

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