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BBL12 closing: Every Perth Scorchers player rated in the Big Bash League decider

From Cooper Connolly and Nick Hobson’s heroics to Ashton Turner’s captain’s knock.

The West Australian rates every Perth Scorchers player from the Big Bash League final against the Brisbane Heat.

Stephen Eskinazi 4: A superb catch could not make up for the unforgivable blunder of being run out while lazily strolling back to his crease as the Scorchers faced an uphill run chase. Out for 21 (19).

Cameron Bancroft 6: Executed a brilliant catch staring directly into the sun at deep point. Got a start with the bat but was out for 15 before he could do much damage.

Aaron Hardie 6: Scorchers’ hopes of going back-to-back took a dive as the dangerous allrounder was dismissed by Spencer Johnson for 17. Bancroft’s catch boosted his bowling figures to 1-27 from three overs.

Josh Inglis 6: Played a solid supporting role alongside Ashton Turner but fell for 26 (21) at a crucial point of the innings. Strong behind the stumps, taking two challenging catches.

Ashton Turner 9: Coming in at 3/54 after 7.5 overs, a captain’s knock was what the Scorchers needed and – as he has so many times this tournament – a captain’s knock is what he gave them. Ran out on 53 (32) after a devastating mix-up.

Nick Hobson 8: Overshadowed only just by Connolly’s big-hitting but his 18 from 7, including a six and a four to win the game, will go down in Scorchers’ history.

Cooper Connolly 10: Etched his name in Scorchers folklore with 25 from 11 – including two sixes – in a match-winning knock. Only given one over with the ball and kept it tidy, with just four runs coming from it.

Matthew Kelly 6: Won the selection battle with spinner Peter Hatzoglou and was expensive early but took 2-2 in his last over to improve his figures to 2-37 (4).

Andrew Tye 4: Went for 0-31 from his first three overs. Given the responsibility at the death and registered three dots to start, then a wide, a boundary, a wicket and a six in an eventful final over. Finished with 1-42 (4).

Jason Behrendorff 7: After his opening over went for 13 courtesy of a few unfortunate Joshua Brown edges, the veteran seamer reeled it back with overs of 3 and 5. In his final over, Behrendorff took 2-5 to finish with figures of 2-26 (4).

David Payne 6: Got the breakthrough wicket of Josh Brown, who looked dangerous early, in his first over to half momentum. Otherwise expensive, going for 1-37 off his four overs. Could have had two if Tye held a half chance on the rope that went for 6.

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