(Video) Perth Scorchers hold their nerve to make winning start to BBL campaign


Aryan Surana

Kurtis Patterson engineered his finest BBL knock before speedster Matt Kelly starred with the ball to lead Perth Scorchers to a nervy six-run victory over Brisbane Heat at the Optus Stadium. Patterson cracked 55 off 30 balls on Wednesday night to usher the Scorchers to 157/6 in front, and Kelly then snared 4-28 from four overs as the Heat were bowled out for 151 with a ball to spare. A run-out off the penultimate ball ends a valiant last-wicket partnership from Brisbane Heat and ensured Perth Scorchers made a winning start to the eleventh edition of the BBL.