Stars Face off Against Scorchers in 7th Match of 2023/24 Season: Match Report

2 min read

Perth Scorchers 102 for 3 beat Melbourne Stars 101 (Behrendorff 3-28) by seven wickets Two-time defending champions Perth Scorchers remained the BBL benchmark, overpowering Melbourne Stars by seven wickets at the MCG. After skittling Stars’ top order on Wednesday night and dismissing them for 101 in 19.1 overs, the five-time winners extended their winning streak over them to six. Brisbane Heat also clobbered Stars by 103 runs in the BBL season opener last week. “It’s a nice start after a false start in Geelong – we talked about being aggressive and throwing the first punch … we did it quite well tonight,” he said. As the BBL goes into a break until December 19, it has been an underwhelming tournament so far with the Geelong non-result and a washout among the seven matches. The obvious difference on Wednesday night was the fortunes of the two top orders – Stars lost their first two wickets in as many overs while the top three Scorchers all made at least 20. Melbourne’s inclement start to December had threatened to disrupt the game, with rain forecast for Wednesday night but the showers stayed away. With Glenn Maxwell (forearm) injured, Stoinis captained Stars, who were also be without Nathan Coulter-Nile (calf) and Joe Burns (illness).

You May Also Like

More From Author