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MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP TONIGHT: Tony Leonard and Dean Jones
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It’s two from two for Perth Scorchers as the defeat Melbourne Stars by 13 runs.
Andrew Tye was the star for the home team, finishing with figures of 4/23.
The Stars now head home to Melbourne for a date with Brisbane Heat at the MCG next Tuesday while the Scorchers will be looking to make it a hat trick of wins to start the season as they face the Renegades on Friday night at Etihad Stadium.
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Hilton Cartwright has taken a brilliant diving catch to dismiss Marcus Stoinis but was there some doubt?
“That catch will be on every news service,” Tony Leonard told Macquarie Cricket.
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Lots happening at the WACA and Mitch Johnson is pumped!
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Perth Scorchers have posted 6/142 after their 20 overs at the WACA.
Hilton Cartwright (58) and Adam Voges (35) put on a substantial partnership for the home team, while Ashton Agar chipped in with 33 not out.
Melbourne Stars with need 143 to win tonight and notch up their first victory of BBL|07.
The teams have been confirmed.
Catch up with all the latest news ahead of the Scorchers and Stars doing battle from 7.30pm AEDT.
– Day 1 blog from the MCG: Australia slightly ahead after absorbing day’s play
– Darren Lehmann to quit in 2019
– BBL07: Renegades win last game before Christmas
A big Boxing Day of cricket continues with an early-season crunch clash between rivals Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars at the WACA.
Fresh off a comfortable six-wicket win over Sydney Sixers, the
Scorchers play at home for the first time this season and are
bolstered by the inclusion of Michael Klinger in their 13-man squad.
In other team news, Melbourne Stars lose Kevin Pietersen – as he returns to England for the festive break – while regaining Peter Handscomb in the process, who was released by the Australian Test side to play in Perth.
Bragging rights aside, tonight’s match is crucial for both sides. The Scorchers will want to continue their winning form while the Stars will no doubt be keen to notch up a victory for the first time in BBL|07 before a crucial return clash against Brisbane Heat next Tuesday.
Join us from 7.30pm AEDT on 3AW in Melbourne, 6PR in Perth, NTS Digital around the country of through the Cricket Australia website and app for all the action from a sold-out WACA.