Aaron Finch deals a lusty blow over mid-wicket


Aryan Surana

Cameron Bancroft's sprightly 50-ball 95* turned out to be the bedrock of Perth Scorchers' hard-fought 10-run victory over Melbourne Renegades in a Big Bash League game played at the Perth Stadium. Aaron Finch cracked a breezy 35-ball undefeated 76 in response but couldn't take Renegades past the finish line as they ended up with 202 for 5. Scorchers, who sit atop the points table, will host the Sydney Sixers in the qualifier next week.