The points: Scorchers 3, Heat 1
The hero: Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone may be the Scorchers’ box-office men but Colin Munro has quietly become the team’s most reliable top-order batter, and he again delivered with a match-winning hand on a chilly Melbourne evening.
There was beautiful symmetry to Munro’s knock in front of a sparsely-populated Marvel Stadium. From his first 27 balls only 26 runs came as he let Livingstone and Josh Inglis do the attacking. He then exploded over the course of his next 27 balls, bashing 56 runs to lay the foundation for a big first-innings total.
The left-hander hardly seemed to swing at his four sixes, instead relying on his strong wrists to power the Heat…