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Turner goes bang as Scorchers post 6-185

Sydney Thunder paceman Brendan Doggett snared 4-22 but a Power Surge masterclass from Ashton Turner has helped lift the Perth Scorchers to 6-185 in the BBL clash at Optus Stadium.

Doggett, playing his first game of the BBL season, snared Scorchers openers Jason Roy (14 off 10 balls) and Liam Livingstone (three) in the third over of Saturday’s match, before returning to take the key scalps of Josh Inglis (20) and Mitch Marsh (15).

The Scorchers posted just 67 runs from the first 10 overs, and were still a sluggish 4-101 after 14 overs when they took the two-over Power Surge.

Colin Munro (50 off 41 balls) and Turner (31 off 13) combined to take 17 runs off Adam Milne in the first over.

And it was the Turner show for the second over, with the Scorchers captain smashing 23 runs off spinner Chris Green.

Some late hitting from Jhye Richardson (20no off eight balls) and Aaron Hardie (19no) kept the momentum going once Turner and Munro departed.

Doggett was the standout bowler, with his display coming close to the 5-35 he snared while playing for the Brisbane Heat against the Scorchers in 2018.

Green had a bowling performance to forget.

Along with conceding 31 runs off his two overs, he also dropped a sharp chance off his own bowling when Munro was on just five.

Munro went on to post his third consecutive half-century, giving the Scorchers vital stability and a launching pad for their late onslaught.

The Scorchers thumped 84 runs off the final six overs, with Turner’s lusty blows the highlight.

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