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Big Bash League: Inglis back with a bang

Perth Scorchers coach Adam Voges hailed the return to form of Josh Inglis who smashed 79 runs off just 49 balls during the BBL qualifying win over the Sydney Sixers on Saturday night.

The Scorchers are priced at 4/6 to win BBL11 and Inglis's match-winning knock took them straight to the final that will be played on Friday night.

Return to form

Inglis is known for his big hitting but has had a disappointing BBL campaign by his extremely high standards, scoring just 45 runs in his six innings.

However he was back with a bang at Marvel Stadium as he put on a 120-run opening stand with Kurtis Paterson, who made 64 off 41 deliveries, as the Scorchers reached 3-189.

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Voges saluted the innings and predicted it was coming after seeing a cooler Inglis practicing in the nets.

"I said to him after he had a hit in the nets the other day that I reckon there’s a match-winning in him," Voges told Channel 7 after the win.

"He batted beautifully today, we’ve just seen it over the last week in the nets, he looked a lot calmer and he was playing some really nice cricket shots. He showed his full array tonight which was great."

Unsettled time

Inglis has had an unsettled time in fairness as he has been in and out of the side while helping to provide cover for various Australian squads.

"I was due," Inglis told reporters. "It’s been tough, I’ve in and out and not playing much cricket this year so I went searching a bit.

"I just tried to go back to basics tonight and so what I do well."

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