Laurie Evans helped Perth Scorchers to Dominate with a Commanding First Innings Score of 197-4 .

Perth, January 16 – In a spectacular display of batting prowess at Perth Stadium, the Perth Scorchers have stamped their authority in the 39th match of the Big Bash League 2023-24, posting an impressive total of 197-4 with Laurie Evans impressive innings in their allotted 20 overs against the Sydney Sixers.

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Laurie Evans helped Perth Scorchers Innings: 197-4 (20 Overs)

The Scorchers’ batting lineup exhibited resilience and power, showcasing a formidable performance against the Sixers’ bowling attack.

  1. Stephen Eskinazi (retd hurt): The opening batter laid the foundation with a steady start, scoring 7 runs off 13 balls before unfortunately having to retire hurt.
  2. Sam Whiteman: Whiteman provided an early boost to the innings, contributing 17 runs off 12 balls, featuring three boundaries. However, his innings was cut short by Jackson Bird.
  3. Aaron Hardie (c): Leading from the front, captain Hardie played a vital knock, accumulating 32 runs off 24 balls. He displayed leadership with the bat but fell victim to Ben Dwarshuis.
  4. Josh Inglis (wk): Inglis added 18 runs off 16 balls before being caught by Philippe off Todd Murphy’s delivery.
  5. Laurie Evans: The standout performer of the innings, Evans, played a scintillating knock, amassing 72 runs off just 34 balls. His innings included 11 boundaries and three towering sixes, becoming the cornerstone of the Scorchers’ innings.
  6. Cooper Connolly: Connolly played a crucial role in the later stages, remaining unbeaten with an impressive 37 runs off 18 balls. His contribution ensured the Scorchers maintained momentum.
  7. Nick Hobson: Hobson, not out at the end, added quick runs, scoring 8 off 4 balls, including a boundary and a six.
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Bowling Highlights – Sydney Sixers:

  • Ben Dwarshuis: The standout bowler for the Sixers, Dwarshuis took 2 wickets for 23 runs in his 4 overs.
  • Jackson Bird: Bird chipped in with a crucial wicket, dismissing Sam Whiteman, and finished with figures of 1 wicket for 28 runs in 4 overs.
  • Todd Murphy: Murphy contributed with a wicket, taking 1 for 17 in his 2 overs.

Despite the Sixers’ best efforts, the Scorchers showcased their batting prowess, setting a challenging target of 198 runs for the opposition.

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Fall of Wickets:

  • 26-1 (Sam Whiteman, 3.6)
  • 52-2 (Josh Inglis, 7.5)
  • 137-3 (Aaron Hardie, 15.3)
  • 174-4 (Laurie Evans, 18.2)


  • 0.1-4 Overs: 26 Runs
  • 11.1-13 Overs: 41 Runs

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The spotlight now shifts to the Sydney Sixers, who face the daunting task of chasing down this formidable target to secure victory in this crucial BBL encounter. The stage is set for an exhilarating second innings at Perth Stadium.

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