Barrow’s Liam Livingstone was unable to save Perth Scorchers from recording their third Big Bash League (BBL) defeat.

Mitchell Marsh’s side lost to Adelaide Strikers by 71 runs at the Adelaide Oval yesterday.

Livingstone batted at number four and recorded the side's highest number of runs, reaching 22 off 24 balls, one more than fellow Englishman Jason Roy.

This was Livingstone’s first game in the BBL this season and will not be a match that the right-handed batsman will remember fondly.

In terms of runs, the Scorchers’ 71-run loss was the second largest defeat in the club’s history.

Last season, the Englishman hit 69 runs from 26 deliveries against the Strikers.

Livingstone had started his innings brightly, hitting a six from a delivery by Rashid Khan, the ICC T20I Cricketer of the Decade.

However, in the 15th over, a Peter Siddle delivery to the 27-year-old resulted in Livingstone’s shot being caught by Khan at cover.

With their win over the Scorchers, the Strikers went to the top of the BBL table.

Sitting bottom of the table, the Scorchers, three-time winners of the BBL, are still yet to record a win this season.

Following the game the Scorchers' bowler Jhye Richardson said: “Tonight was about learning, we probably haven’t seen that as much as we would have

liked just yet, but we know everyone is having the right conversations around the group.

“The group is speaking really honestly with each other… we’re definitely looking for improvement.

“Our next fixture is the New Year’s Eve match; it would be great to finish the 2020 with a win and give our supporters back home something to cheer for.”

Despite this, Livingstone and his Scorchers teammates will have a chance to get some payback, as they next face Adelaide Strikers again on New Year's

Eve at the Adelaide Oval.

This is currently Livingstone's second season in the BBL.

In his debut season, he hit 425 runs at an average of 30.35 and a strike rate of 142.62 to top the Scorchers run scoring.