Scorchers strengthen BBL ID credentials as Strikers miss for 92

The league leaders Perth Scorchers defeated the Adelaide Strikers to reinforce their BBL name favoritism with a seven wicket thrashing.

After electing to bat at Adelaide Oval, the Strikers' formidable batting order displayed a solid overall, but was thwarted with the help of a commonly disciplined Scorchers attack.

David Payne, Lance Morris and Peter Hatzoglou caught 3 wickets a piece to underline the Scorchers' reserve of bowling options as the Strikers have been bowled out in 17

They could finish the top spot with a win over the Melbourne Renegades from their regular season finale at home on Sunday, while the Strikers are in a jam for a playoff

England's Payne, who claimed essential wickets from openers Matt Quick and Travis Head to complete on 3-for-20 from 3-overs.

The left-footed Payne, who made his England debut last year in an ODI against the Netherlands, bowled in short form with a delivery gem through the gate to start the Strikers

After being hit by 2 hurdles via a dismissive header, who used his toes supremely, Payne struck back and had him pinned square leg forward.

Having inspired the Thunder and Sixers in his debut season in the BBL, Payne swung the ball menacingly and returned to the backend to ignore Adam Hose

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