The Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson produced one of the most outstanding bowling performances in Big Bash League history to lead the Perth Scorchers to a seven-wicket victory over the Melbourne Stars in Tuesday night's semi-final in Perth.
Johnson claimed two wickets in the first over of the match, before finishing with the astonishing figures of 3-3 from four overs as the Stars limped to 136-8.
In reply, the Scorchers cruised to 139-3 with 19 balls to spare, with the win securing the two-time champions a home final against either the Sydney Sixers or Brisbane Heat.
MOST ECONOMICAL T20 BOWLING FIGURES OVER FOUR OVERS
4-2 Chanaka Welegedara
2-2 Chris Morris
3-3 Mitchell Johnson
1-3 Shoaib Malik
0-3 Sunil Narine
2-3 Zulfiqar Babar