Perth Scorchers outshone Brisbane Heat with fine figures

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Perth Scorchers outshone Brisbane Heat with fine figures

Perth Scorchers outshone Brisbane Heat with fine figures
The Heat have crumbled after James Bazley's exit, losing four wickets for nine runs at one point and were all out for 151 with one ball to spare.

Matthew Kelly led the pace for the Scorchers with 4/28 from four overs.

The 27-year-old fast-bowled his best T20 statistics of his career to lead the West Australians to victory.

Xavier Bartlett's late push provided the Heat a ray of hope, but it wasn't enough to send the Heat across the finish line.

Chris Lynn batted at an abnormally sluggish pace, scoring 27 runs off 33 deliveries at an 81.82 strike rate while losing batting partners on a regular basis. Meanwhile, Sam Heazlett top-scored for the side with 34 runs off 17 deliveries in a superb but short-lived inning.

For his new team, Kurtis Patterson shone with the bat, scoring 55 runs off only 30 deliveries, leaving Glenn Maxwell yearning more.

Laurie Evans also had a good start in Australia, scoring 33 runs off 33 deliveries, while Mujeeb Ur Rahman starred for the Heat.

Off four overs, the Afghanistan international had figures of 1/23.

The Heat were defeated by the Scorchers when an over by leg spinner Peter Hatzoglou went for a whopping 24.

The costly over for the young spinner who joined the Scorchers from the Renegades was marked by three Heazlett sixes and a handful of extras.

Chris Lynn has remained at the crease till the 13th over, despite the fact that wickets have been falling steadily around him.

The Heat requires 67 runs from 44 balls, with Lynn striking at a far lower strike rate than his usual 150.

While Jimmy Peirson left for six and Tom Cooper displayed signs of potential with his 13 off seven balls, the master blaster was on 25 off 30 deliveries.

With all-rounder James Bazley, Lynn will hope to bat deep and lead the Heat to victory.

The Scorchers have put themselves in a fantastic position to set a massive total thanks to Laurie Evans and Ashton Turner.

Turner erupted in the power surge, hitting 28 off 18 balls, while Evans played a key part in anchoring the innings, reaching 24 off 22 balls.

In the broadcast booth, Glenn Maxwell said he'd never rule out a total of 200 for the Scorchers if Turner bats late in the innings.

After 16 overs, Perth has a score of 3-137.