Two-time Champions Perth Scorchers got off to flying start in the Big Bash League with a win over Adelaide Strikers at Perth. The home side piled up 197 runs as they batted first and bowlers did a great job to see Strikers fell short of the target by 48 runs to see the side notch up their first win.
Ian Bell played well at the start of the innings while Ashton Turner and Mitchell Marsh played good innings for Scorchers to help them post a competitive score on the board. The chase for Adelaide Strikers was far from ideal as Jay Weatherfield and Ben Dunk failed to create the magic this time around as David Willey got the opening pair in his early burst. Strikers slumped to 15 for 3 after fours to see Perth Scorchers fully in command of the game.
T20 veteran Brad Hodge showed his worth with the bat as he showed the way for Strikers with resileient performance with the bat as he scored 56 runs off 33 balls.Mitchell Johnson was good on the night for Scorchers as he bagged three wickets including the late order danger man Kieron Pollard to seal the win for his side.
The result means that Strikers have now lost two games and have come up short while chasing big scores in this edition of Big Bash League. They are scheduled to play their next game against Sydney Sixers at home while Scorchers will face off Sydney Sixers on 27th December.