Perth Scorchers all-round show against Adelaide Strikers hands them another win in the on-going Big Bash League in Sydney. Batting first, Perth rode on a fine opening stand of 132 runs between Munro and Bancroft to put 195/1 in 20 overs.
The two batters put up 132 for the first wicket before Bancroft departed for 45 off 37 while Munro went on to notch up a ton. Captain Ashton Turner who came in at number three remained unbeaten at 14 off 10.
Later, the Strikers lost wickets at regular intervals and were reduced to 134/5 in the 16th over to eventually get bundled out for 146. Matthew Short top-scored for his side with 63 off 47. Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye picked up three wickets each for the Scorchers.
Munro who judged the Man of the match talked about the win.
“For us as a team, we wanted to get better. Mitch Marsh and Inglis will come back. Will be nice to have them back. Awesome coming back to the same team. Familiar players. Even though you have played a lot of franchise cricket, you don't want to go back to a new team having to prove yourself. Part and parcel of the BBL (about not being to play at home). We got to be adaptable. We just got to do it. It's easy to fit into this environment. We were beaten by a better team last year (in the final against Sydney Sixers). New tournament, new team,” he said after the match.