Twitter Reactions: Collective bowling effort after Munro's rampage guide Scorchers to the second spot

Twitter Reactions: Collective bowling effort after Munro’s rampage guide Scorchers to the second spot

The Heat kept the chase on until the horrific collapse, which saw them lose 7 for 19 in 5 overs.

Colin Munro
Colin Munro. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

A collective bowling effort after a belligerent 54-ball 82 from Colin Munro guided the Perth Scorchers back to winning ways against the Brisbane Heat in the 44th game of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21. After electing to field, the start for the Heat was moderate as Jack Wildermuth struck on the first ball of his spell to send Jason Roy back in the hut. Trying to punch a length ball, Roy could only manage to find Gregory guarding at extra cover, as he left his side 5 for 1.

The batsmen who followed, without an exception stayed in the middle, stitching crucial stands for the team before being dismissed. However, it was Colin Munro, who slammed five fours and four maximums, became the fulcrum of the Scorchers’ innings, and he ensured to remain the common element in all the subsequent stands. Liam Livingstone looked at ease during the start that he managed for himself, however, Wildermuth struck to get him caught by Xavier Bartlett, at 17 from 12.

Munro tees off

The following passage of play witnessed a derailed momentum for the Scorchers as Munro slowed down, whereas Josh Inglis could not find his rhythm. Adding 40 from 39 for the third wicket, the partnership was broken when Inglis, having scored 25 from 20, deposited Bazley straight to Chris Lynn, and even as Munro made a move, hitting a four and a six in the 13-run 13th over of Bazley, Cameron Bancroft could not convert his start and perished to Morkel after getting 15 from 14. A slight cameo of Ashton Turner, who slammed 24 from 15 with three fours, accelerated the Scorchers to 174 for 5 at the close of their innings.

Heat lose wickets in heaps 

Chris Lynn and Joe Denly took charge of the Heat after the early loss of Max Bryant, who holed out to Bancroft at extra cover off Jason Behrendorff. While Lynn seemed flowy, hitting a couple of sixes and as many four in his 16-ball 27, Denly struggled to get into his elements as he labored his way to 26 from 31, with only one four. Fawad Ahmed got Lynn stumped after which the duo of Lewis Gregory and Denly added 44 from 35 for the fourth wicket.

Despite losing Joe Burns and Lynn in quick succession, the Heat kept the chase on until a rather unfortunate dismissal for Gregory – the ball ricocheted off the pad to hit the stumps –inflicted a horrific collapse, and the 96 for 4 soon depleted to 115 all out. While Livingstone got Wildermuth (1 from 4) caught behind immediately after Fawad Ahmed cleaned up Joe Denly, Richardson pinned skipper Jimmy Pierson LBW, and James Bazley chipped a length delivery from Andrew Tye straight to mid-off. Losing 7 wickets for 19 runs in 5 overs, the Heat lost the game by a massive margin of 59 runs as Perth Scorchers climbed to the second spot on the table.

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