The 24th match of the BBL 2021-22 sees Sydney Thunder take on Perth Scorchers at Manuka Oval on Tuesday. After beating Brisbane Heat by 53 runs on Sunday, Sydney Thunders suffered their third loss of the season against the Sixers. With 2 wins in 5 matches, Thunder finds themselves at the number four position on the points table.
Sydney Thunder conceded a 168-run total in their last game against Sydney Sixers. The likes of Saqib Mahmood, McAndrew and Daniel Sams proved expensive as the Thunder couldn’t take the vital breakthroughs. Daniel Sams was the best bowler on the day as he picked 2 for 29 in 3 overs. Sydney Thunders also lacked batsmen who could play big knocks in pursuit of the chase.
Jason Sangha was the only batsman who showed promise. He scored 47 off 30 balls before getting out at a crucial stage in the game. The rest of them failed to convert the starts into big scores. The fans would hope for better performance with both bat and ball from the team in the next game.
Though, it isn’t going to be easy as facing them are Perth Scorchers, who are currently sitting at number one position on the BBL 2021-22 points table. The Scorchers are yet to lose a game in the tournament. They have played six matches and have managed to win all six of them. Perth Scorchers played their last game against Melbourne Renegades on Boxing Day. The likes of Behrendorff, Tymal Mills and Agar picked two wickets each to restrict Melbourne Renegades to 151 in the first innings.
Perth Scorchers had no problem chasing down the total. The batting unit has been in sensational form with the bat. Cameron Bancroft and Josh Inglis gave the team a perfect start as the duo added 49 runs in the powerplay. Later, Mitchell Marsh (42 off 33) and Colin Munro (58 off 32) continued their brilliant form to chase down the score in just 16.5 overs. Both remained unbeaten and guided the team to an 8 wicket win. Ahead of their next game against Syndey Thunder, the Scorchers would be looking to maintain their unbeaten run in the tournament.