Perth Scorchers: The Big Bash League is one of the top cricket leagues in the world. It’s because this competition features some of the game’s biggest names. And if a team can dominate this league, that shows the real game. We are talking about the most successful BBL team in history, the Perth Scorchers.
The Scorchers are the only team that have won the BBL title four times in titol. They won the championship in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2021 seasons respectively. The Scorchers have been to the BBL final seven times and have won it four times. And in this article, we will discuss the highest totals by the four-time champions in the history of the BBL.
List of Highest Score in BBL by Perth Scorchers
|229/7||20||1||Stars||Melbourne||23 Dec 2022|
|213/3||20.0||1||Heat||Perth||11 Jan 2020|
|206/5||20.0||1||Renegades||Melbourne (Docklands)||22 Dec 2021|
|203/7||20.0||1||Strikers||Perth||16 Jan 2014|
|197/7||20.0||1||Strikers||Perth||23 Dec 2016|
|196/7||20.0||1||Renegades||Perth||21 Dec 2019|
|196/3||20.0||1||Stars||Geelong||11 Jan 2022|
|195/1||20.0||1||Strikers||Sydney||11 Dec 2021|
|193/5||20.0||1||Sixers||Sydney||5 Feb 2014|
|192/2||19.2||2||Renegades||Melbourne (Docklands)||22 Dec 2011|
|192/3||20.0||1||Renegades||Perth||26 Dec 2014|
Perth Scorchers (203/7) vs Adelaide Strikers in 2014
The fourth-highest BBL score for the Perth Scorchers came against the Adelaide Strikers. It was first registered at Perth Stadium during the 2014 season. The Scorchers won the toss and chose to bat first. And their batters proved that decision right. Especially, the opener, Craig Simmons, who smashed a brilliant century. He scored a 40-ball fifty and made 102 off just 41 balls, with 8 fours and 8 sixes.
And with a few more little contributions from the batters in the middle order, the Scorchers crossed the 200-run mark. They posted a big total of 203/7 in their first innings. Chasing the target, the Strikers also batted well. But in the end, they fell short by just 5 runs and made 198/6 in 20 overs. Thus, the Scorchers won the game by five runs in the end.
Perth Scorchers (206/5) vs Melbourne Renegades in 2021
The third-highest total for the Perth Scorchers came against the Melbourne Renegades. It came in the 17th game of the 2021 season at the Docklands Stadium. The Scorchers won the toss and chose to bat first. However, they lost their first wicket in the second over, when Josh Inglis (2) got out. His wicket brought Mitchell Marsh to the crease, and he just started hitting the ball to all parts of the ground.
Marsh made 86 off 53 balls, with five fours and five sixes. In the end, a brilliant cameo from Laurie Evans took the Scorchers past the 200-run mark. He scored an unbeaten 42 off 16 balls, and the Scorchers scored 206/5. In reply, the Renegades also tried hard with Aaron Finch (68) and skipper Nic Maddinson (67), but they made only 185/5. As a result, the Scorchers won the game by 21 runs.
Perth Scorchers (213/3) vs Brisbane Heat in 2020
The second highest BBL total for the four-time champions came in the 2020 season at Perth Stadium. It was the 32nd game of the tournament against the Brisbane Heat, and the Scorchers won the toss and decided to bat first. They had some opening partnerships at the start but scored 100 runs in 12.4 overs. In the end, an unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership between Cameron Bancroft and skipper Mitchell Marsh.
Both batters added 114 runs off just 57 balls. Marsh made 93 off 41 balls, with three fours and eight sixes, while Bancroft made 41 off 29. Thus, the Scorchers reached their highest BBL score of 213/3 in their first innings. The Heat had their moment in the chase while chasing the target. But they only managed 179/8 in their inning. As a result, the Scorchers won the game by 34 runs.