The Perth Scorchers have secured a home semi-final in the Big Bash league following an emphatic 98-run win over the Adelaide Strikers.
The crushing defeat for the Strikers, who mustered just 91 from 18.3 overs, means they have missed out on the final four altogether.
The Scorchers batted first and laid down a daunting platform, achieving 189-4 from their 20 overs with openers Shaun Marsh and Herschelle Gibbs impressing.
Marsh top scored with 79 from 60 deliveries, an innings that included eight fours and six sixes, while Gibbs contributed a valuable 54 from 34 balls.
Adam Voges also pitched in with a useful 36 from just 18 deliveries as the Strikers were left with somewhat of a mountain to climb in their run chase.
Adelaide's openers failed to last as Travis Head and Michael Klinger went cheaply.
Nathan Coulter-Nile (3-13) then ripped through the Strikers' order, taking the wickets of Tim Ludeman, Callum Ferguson and Nathan Reardon.
A bizarre moment arrived when Kane Richardson knocked over his own bails, however, as Perth did not appeal the dismissal the Scorchers were happy for the right-hander not to be out and remain at the crease.
Richardson made the most of his reprieve by top scoring for the Strikers, but his 20 from 17 deliveries was never enough to prevent Perth from slipping to a heavy loss.
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