Jhye Richardson, who went 4 for 9, was named Player of the Match. “It’s great to be back home. We’ve traditionally started the tournament slowly. And getting a win like this in front of a home crowd after not being here in a couple of years feels great, and these are the nights we will remember forever. I haven’t had as much preparation as I would have liked. Missing some Shield games and not participating in the Marsh Cup.
Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers in Big Bash
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It was a race against time to get ready for the first game with this heel niggle, but thankfully it improved by the end of the week. So I’m overjoyed. With the speed of the wicket, hitting a hard length for as long as possible while keeping it simple is essential. We talked a lot about our attitude in the field, not necessarily how we’re going to bowl, and I think the guys really supported the bowlers. Except for mine, we took all of our catches. We want to be the best fielding team, so that’s how we’ll get there.
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[Referring to Aaron Hardie’s 50th birthday] I believe it is simply confidence in his own abilities. He’s worked extremely hard over the last few years, and I believe he’s finally reaping the benefits of his efforts. He’s developing into a player that everyone admires and knows can step up in a pinch.” That concludes tonight’s live coverage. Return tomorrow to see more live BBL action. Until then, my name is Peter Della Penna. Take precautions!
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