Hobart Hurricanes Beat Perth Scorchers by 4 Wickets in Nail-Biter

James Faulkner scores the winning runs
James Faulkner - great all round performance
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Hurricanes squeeze past Scorchers with 3 balls & 4 wickets to spare in BBL

Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and decided to bowl against Perth Scorchers, at the Optus Stadium, Perth today in the BBL.

Match Summary

Perth Scorchers 177-9 (Sam Whiteman 68, Nathan Coulter-Nile 31*; James Faulkner 3-35, Riley Meredith 2-19)

Hobart Hurricanes 178-6 (George Bailey 69, James Faulkner 28*; Andrew Tye 2-41, Aaron Hardie 2-25 )

Scorecard

Series Stats

Perth Scorchers struggled to get going as James Faulkner dispatched three early on with relative ease. Sam Whiteman found some footing for the Scorchers as he hit 68 (5x4s, 4x6s) before being bowled by David Moody.

Scorchers were given some hope by their tail end with Nathan Counter-Nile making 31* and Andrew Tye 25 to finish on 177-9.

Nathan Counter-Nile proved just as effective with his bowling, dismissing Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade just as he got going.

George Bailey took a hold of the game though, hammering 69 with the aid of James Faulkner, 28* who also scored the winning runs, Hurricanes managed to win a nail biter by 4 wickets.

Perth Scorchers - Michael Klinger, Cameron Bancroft(wk), Ashton Turner(c), Hilton Cartwright, Sam Whiteman, Aaron Hardie, William Bosisto, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Usman Qadir

Hobart Hurricanes - D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade(c)(wk), Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Caleb Jewell, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Jofra Archer, Johan Botha, Riley Meredith, David Moody

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