BBL10: Scorchers crush Hurricanes in Perth
The Perth Scorchers crushed the Hobart Hurricanes by 9 wickets, in Perth today, to record their 5th straight win in BBL10.
Perth Scorchers 140/1 (16.2)
Hobart Hurricanes 139/5 (20)
Result - Scorchers won by 9 wickets
The Perth Scorchers’ scintillating run of form continued tonight, Tuesday 12 January, with a nine-wicket demolition of the Hobart Hurricanes at Optus Stadium.
The all-English partnership at the top of the order made a mockery of the run chase, as Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone looked at ease over the course of their 123-run stand – the second highest in BBL10.
Star import Roy was explosive with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 74 in a classy Player of the Match knock which included seven fours and three sixes.
Livingstone ignited his own personal form with his first half-century of the campaign, a brutal 54 to be the perfect foil for his opening partner.
The Scorchers were told to field first, and immediately looked the front-runners to have Hobart 2-9 inside the first four overs.
WA natives D’Arcy Short (54) and Tim David (31*) attempted to get the visitors going, but an elite team bowling performance throughout the entire innings from Perth meant the Hurricanes could only muster a target of 140.
Chasing a modest total, Perth were never really tested as they put on their biggest partnership of the competition for the first wicket.
By the time the partnership was broken, the game was well and truly with the home team, as they chased down the total in the 17th over.
The Scorchers finish their stint of home games undefeated and sit third on the BBL table. The win makes it five in a row for Perth, their first time achieving such a feat since BBL|01.
Allrounder Mitch Marsh left the ground with a side strain injury midway through his first over and was later subbed out of the game, batsman Kurtis Patterson coming in for him.
Jason Roy said;
“It was nice to leave the crowd with smiles on their faces, they’ve been incredible the last five games so it’s nice to leave the West with a good win.
“Liam deserved it today, he’s put in a serious amount of hard work and he spent almost two hours batting yesterday in the nets sweating his life away so it was good to see him kick on tonight.
“Our bowlers have been outstanding the last five games, to be bowling teams out in the space of 20 overs is very impressive, and it’s nice to see every single bowler putting their hand up and doing a job.”
The Scorchers will fly to Canberra on Thursday where they will go head-to-head with long-time rivals the Sydney Sixers on Saturday.
Perth Scorchers - Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis(wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner(c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, Kurtis Patterson
Hobart Hurricanes - D'Arcy Short, Ben McDermott(wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb(c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Mitchell Owen, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane
Start Time: 08:15
Toss: Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and decided to bat
Venue: Optus Stadium, Perth
Officials: Michael Graham-Smith, Nathan Johnstone, Simon Lightbody, Donovan Koch, Simon Fry
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