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BBL 21-22:Scorchers dominate COVID-hit Stars

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The Perth Scorchers dominated themselves again as they crushed a COVID struggling Melbourne Stars by 50 runs.

The Stars, having to lose seven players who are isolating for COVID, were forced into making seven changes for their team for the match.

Innings story of the Melbourne Stars

Debutant Tom Rogers received a shocking call-up and scored 32 with Englishman Joe Clarke (52).

BBL 21-22:Scorchers dominate COVID-hit Stars, Six Sports

After putting up 78 runs for the first wicket, the Stars were quickly stemmed by the Scorchers’ bowlers who defended their mighty score of 180/8.

In just four overs, the Stars were tottering at 19/7 after skipper Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright couldn’t make much of an impact.

BBL 21-22:Scorchers dominate COVID-hit Stars, Six Sports

The Stars were all out for just 130 runs.

For the Scorchers, it was Andrew Tye (2-11), Peter Hatzglou (2-27), and Tymal Mills (3-28) that caused the downfall of the Stars.

Innings story of the Perth Scorchers

In the first innings, the Scorchers were without the services of Mitch Marsh and Josh Inglis, who have been called for the Ashes series. But, they managed to put up a mammoth total on the backs of Kurtis Patterson (54) and New Zealander Colin Munro (40 off just 20 balls).

BBL 21-22:Scorchers dominate COVID-hit Stars, Six Sports
BBL 21-22:Scorchers dominate COVID-hit Stars, Six Sports

The win has taken Scorchers back to the top of the table.

For the Melbourne Stars, 10 players and eight staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Stars next game is against the Renegades at MCG on Monday night.

The Scorchers have also been affected with COVID as Matt Kelly and Nick Hobson are isolating.

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