Big Bash: Colin Munro's Perth Scorchers smash way into final

Colin Munro's Perth Scorchers have blasted their way into the Australian Big Bash final with a comprehensive 49-run rain-affected victory over Brisbane Heat. 

The barnstorming Kiwi - who was named in the tournament team - wasn't required to bat, as Perth smashed their way to 189/1 in their 18.1 overs before rain ended their innings. 

Liam Livingstone (77 off 39), Cameron Bancroft (58 no off 42) and Mitchell Marsh (49 no off 28) starred, and Perth's revised score of 199 on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern system was more than enough, as Brisbane could only manage 150 in reply. 

The Aucklander is back in form and sits as the fifth-highest runscorer with 441 runs at an average of 33.92, a strike rate of 128.95 and four half-centuries, after being unwanted by the New Zealand selectors. 

Munro's biggest contribution to his side’s near-perfect performance was taking a regulation catch on the boundary to dismiss Heat wicketkeeper Jimmy Peirson for 15.

The 33-year-old is now back in the conversation for higher honours and he hopes to cap off his spectacular tournament with a Big Bash title.

The Scorchers and Sixers have dominated the BBL since clashing in its inaugural final 10 years ago, grabbing a combined five of nine possible titles.

This weekend will mark the fourth season-deciding final between the rivals.