BBL 2021-22 : Colin Munro hits century as Perth Scorchers beat Adelaide Strikers by 49 runs

Colin Munro struck the first century of this season of BBL

Colin Munro struck the first century of this season of BBL

Colin Munro struck the lady hundred of BBL 11 to star in Perth Scorchers’ effortless success against Adelaide Strikers at the Sydney Showground Stadium. Picking to bat, the Scorchers rode on Munro’s unbeaten 114 off 73 to post 195/1. The Strikers, in answer, were bowled out for 146 as Matthew Short’s 47-ball 63 went to no end. The Scorchers presently have two successes out of two while the Strikers endured their second misfortune in three games.

Undesirable with the New Zealand side, the 34-year-old opener had a highlight demonstrate as he controlled the Scorchers’ innings beginning to end, with 68 of his absolute runs coming in limits (8 fours and 6 sixes). Cameron Bancroft assumed the supporting part in a 132-run opening stand that came in under 16 overs prior to getting run out. Munro was on 65 off 55 at that stage, and rushed to change gears in the passing overs. Having struck two sixes and a four off Rashid Khan in the eighteenth over, Munro hit a six and a four off Daniel Worrall in the following. Ashton Turner cleared the fence once in the last over bowled by Peter Siddle while Munro polished it off with two fours and a six as the Scorchers oversaw 53 in the last three overs. Munro scored his last 49 runs off just 18 conveyances to assist his with siding to a major score.

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Short attempted to keep the Strikers in the chase however he needed help in the pursuit, with wickets falling at customary spans. Thomas Kelly’s 26 off 15 was the following best score yet did essentially nothing to help the Strikers who didn’t bat their full portion of overs. Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff were the main wicket-takers, with both wrapping up with three each as the Strikers’ innings finished in the eighteenth over.

Brief scores : Perth Scorchers 195/1 in 20 overs (Colin Munro 114*, Cameron Bancroft 45) beat Adelaide Strikers 146 in 17.5 overs (Matthew Short 63; Andrew Tye 3-21, Jason Behrendorff 3-22) by 49 runs.

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