Hobart Hurricanes beat Perth Scorchers by 6 wickets in rebel WBBL
The Perth Scorchers have gone down to a dominating Hobart Hurricanes outfit by six wickets today at Lilac Hill, but have secured a spot in the finals following other results today.
It was an unsettling start for the Scorchers who lost three early wickets during the powerplay, the Hurricanes sending Amy Jones (4), skipper Meg Lanning (10) and Georgia Redmayne (5) back to the sheds.
Nat Sciver attempted to reignite the home side’s momentum, making 21 runs off 20 balls.
Nicole Bolton backed in Sciver’s effort with 21 runs, including a spectacular six for the fans at the community venue.
The Scorchers struggled to form a powerful partnership, the visitors restricting them to a small total of 107.
Taneale Peschel (2-33) brought some early fireworks in her first over, taking the big wicket of Canes’ Nicola Carey (4) and Heather Knight for a duck in just two balls.
Kim Garth and Sam Betts took a wicket each, but it wasn’t enough to quash the run chase of the Hurricanes who secured the win with four overs remaining.
Skipper Meg Lanning said the side are ready to bounce back tomorrow.
“The game comes around pretty quickly tomorrow, that’s the great thing about WBBL is you don’t have to wait too long to get another chance,” she said.
“We will need to look at a few things that happened today and try and be better tomorrow, this group has bounced back quickly before and I will be expecting that tomorrow.
“Tonight we will look at what team we will go with tomorrow, obviously Amy Jones and Nat Sciver won’t be available for the semi-final so we do need to look at what they means for us and we will try and give some other players an opportunity.”
The Scorchers will be looking for a win over the Hurricanes in their final home match tomorrow at Lilac Hill, before they kickstart their finals campaign.
Perth Scorchers - Meg Lanning(c), , Amy Jones, Georgia Redmayne(wk), Natalie Sciver, Nicole Bolton, Heather Graham, Chloe Piparo, Jemma Barsby, Kim Garth, Taneale Peschel, Samantha Betts
Hobart Hurricanes - Corinne Hall(c), Nicola Carey, Erin Fazackerley, Maisy Gibson, Heather Knight, Emma Manix-Geeves(wk), Sasha Moloney, Chloe Tryon, Belinda Vakarewa, Tayla Vlaeminck, Fran Wilson
Start Time: 06:00
Toss: Hobart Hurricanes Women won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Lilac Hill Park, Perth
Officials: Ashlee Gibbons, Dean Trigg, David Johnston
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