The KFC BBL|12 season reached its climax on Saturday night, with the final taking place between the Brisbane Heat and the Perth Scorchers. The match was historic for multiple reasons, as it marked the one-millionth fan for the season to come through the gates and resulted in the largest crowd at any BBL final, with 53,886 in attendance.
This crowd figure was also the largest for any cricket match in Perth and the fourth-largest BBL crowd ever. The excitement and anticipation were palpable in the air as fans from both teams filled the stadium, hoping to witness a memorable match.
The Brisbane Heat put up a strong fight, setting a target of 176 runs for the Perth Scorchers. However, the Scorchers were up to the challenge, with a magnificent batting performance, managing to win by 5 wickets in 19.2 overs, ending on a high note with 178 runs and a boundary.
The Scorchers’ win marked their fifth BBL final win, solidifying their place as one of the most dominant teams in the league. The match was filled with nail-biting moments, with the fans on the edge of their seats throughout the entire game.
The BBL final was a fitting conclusion to an already historic season. The record-breaking crowd is a testament to the popularity of the BBL and the excitement it generates among fans. The match was a thrilling spectacle that will be remembered for years to come, and the Perth Scorchers’ victory adds another chapter to their already impressive history.
The KFC BBL|12 season came to a close with a memorable final that saw the Perth Scorchers claim their fifth championship. The night was historic, marking the one-millionth fan for the season and resulting in the largest crowd at any BBL final. The match was a thrilling spectacle that will be remembered for years to come and further solidified the popularity of the BBL.