Perth Scorchers: T20 cricket is a game of surprises and upsets. This format often results in many games when strong teams also surrender against lesser opponents. As a result, it is the most popular among fans. The Big Bash League is one such competition that is very popular among fans worldwide. It started in 2011 with the inaugural season.
And its most successful team is the Perth Scorchers, who have won four BBL titles in total, which is the most by any team. But even the best can go through rough days. That is what we will cover here. This article will feature the lowest totals for the Scorchers in the history of the Big Bash League.
3. Perth Scorchers (86 all out) vs Melbourne Stars in 2020
The Perth Scorchers have been dismissed below 100 five times in total. And their third-lowest total is registered against the Melbourne Stars, who came in the 2020 season at Perth Stadium. It was the Scorchers who batted first after winning the toss. But that decision totally went against them. Batting first, the Scorchers got off to a poor start and kept losing wickets in the middle.
Opener Josh Inglis tried to hold the innings together and made 37 off 19 balls. But apart from him, the second highest score came from Cameron Bancroft (10). Nine out of 11 batters didn’t reach double digits. As a result, the Scorchers got dismissed for their third-lowest total of 86 runs in 13.5 overs. Chasing the target, the Stars also tumbled a bit but easily chased it down. They made 89/2 in 12 overs to win the game by 8 wickets.
2. Perth Scorchers (79 all out) vs Melbourne Renegades in 2019
The second-lowest score for the four-time BBL champions came in the 2019 season. It was a match against the Melbourne Renegades at Perth Stadium. The Perth Scorchers won the toss and decided to bowl first. Batting first, the Renegades couldn’t get going in their innings. They had a few decent innings, but no batter reached 40 runs. In the end, the Renegades posted a total of 157/5 in their batting innings.
It didn’t look like a big target to chase, and everyone thought that the Scorchers might get it comfortably. But they couldn’t start the chase and lost their first four wickets for just 12 runs in six overs. From that position, the four-time champions were not able to recover, and they registered their second lowest score. The whole team got all out for 79 runs in 16 overs and lost the game by 78 runs.
1. Perth Scorchers (69 all out) vs Melbourne Stars in 2012
The lowest batting failure for the Perth Scorchers came way back in the 2012 season. It is registered against the Melbourne Stars at the Perth Stadium. It started with the Stars winning the toss and opting to bowl first. In their batting innings, the Scorchers had a horrible start, losing their first four wickets for just 16 runs. They were unable to recover from that point. The Scorchers kept losing wickets, and in the end, they got all out for their lowest total.
They got dismissed for just 69 runs in 15.2 overs against the lethal bowling spell of Lasith Malinga, who registered the best BBL figure. He picked up six wickets for just 7 runs in four overs to break the back of the Scorchers’ batting order. In reply, the Stars completed the formality in just two overs and made 29 runs (DL target of 20 runs in five overs) to win it by 24 runs by D/L method.
List of Lowest Score in BBL by Perth Scorchers
|69||15.2||1||Stars||Perth||12 Dec 2012|
|79||16.0||2||Renegades||Perth||28 Jan 2019|
|86||13.5||1||Stars||Perth||15 Jan 2020|
|94||19.0||2||Stars||Perth||16 Jan 2016|
|94||15.2||2||Strikers||Adelaide||28 Dec 2020|
|103||19.0||1||Renegades||Melbourne (Docklands)||20 Dec 2018|
|107/8||20.0||1||Hurricanes||Launceston||30 Dec 2018|
|109||19.5||2||Hurricanes||Perth||18 Dec 2011|
|117/7||20.0||1||Renegades||Perth||26 Dec 2013|
|126||18.1||2||Sixers||Perth||26 Dec 2019|