Perth's bowlers were to blame for the thrashing in the team's first Champions League match but it was the batsmen who failed miserably against home team Rajasthan last night.
The Royals had not been beaten in 10 outings in Jaipur this year and made sure the streak would continue by tearing the heart out of the Scorchers innings.
If not for Adam Voges' crisp 27, and some lively hitting from the last pair, Perth would not have approached 100 rather than finish with their eventual 120.
But the target was too flimsy to defend and Rajasthan eased to their 11th consecutive victory at the ground with nine wickets and 21 balls to spare.
Perth will have a final match before they return home - a dead rubber against IPL champions Mumbai in Delhi on Wednesday which, if nothing else, will give them first-hand experience of Sachin Tendulkar in action as he farewells Twenty20 cricket.
Like their Brisbane counterparts, the Scorchers appear destined to leave the Champions League without a victory and with significant questions over their make-up when the Big Bash League gets under way this summer.
There was little urgency in the bid to keep former captain Marcus North, who will play for the Sydney Sixers for the nest two years, while important top order pillars Voges and Shaun Marsh may be absent through national duties and injuries.
Voges and opener Liam Davis, who followed an ugly batting session in the nets on the eve of the game before clubbing three boundaries in his rapid 18, were the only batsmen to get beyond 12.
The Scorchers were unable to combat their opponents' pace, swing and spin, with medium-pacer Kevon Cooper helping himself to a career-best 4-18 while 42-year-old leg-spinner Pravin Tambe maintained his remarkable rise to prominence.
A stalwart of Bombay club cricket and England league ranks before being spotted by Rajasthan scouts in the lead-up to this year's IPL, the tubby Tambe confirmed his remarkable talents by snapping an exquisite googly past Simon Katich to have the veteran stumped for 12.
Davis had already holed out to deep midwicket while Ashton Agar unfurled a pair of stunning drives on either side of the wicket before flicking Shane Watson's first delivery straight to the fieldsman at third man.
Cooper ran through the middle order with Hilton Cartwright and Voges falling in his second over while the recalled Joe Mennie and Ashton Turner fell in consecutive deliveries in his third.
The tall West Indian claimed 4-1 in eight balls of deceptive 130kp/h offerings that may have lacked James Faulkner's varieties or Watson's late movement but were too potent for the Perth players.
Jason Behrendorff had a fine victory in the opening over of Rajasthan's reply when a snaking inswinger crashed through the defences of the once-impregnable Rahul Dravid but that was the last joy for the Scorchers who were pounded by opener Ajinkya Rahane (62 not out) and wicketkeeper Sanju Samson (50 not out).
Any hope Perth had of sneaking into the semifinals was extinguished in the earlier match when Otago beat the Highveld Lions despite tying both the super over and the innings proper.
After both teams were locked together on 167, Brendon McCullum drove a six off the last ball of the Volts' super over to give the Lions a target of 14 from their six deliveries.
Although centurion Quinton de Kock struck 10 off the first two balls of the reply, the Lions then lost Jean Symes and Dwaine Pretorius was run out after scoring a single to tie the super over.
Otago won because they scored 19 boundaries to Highveld's 18 during the main innings.