BBL 10 Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes Highlights: Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets
Brief Score: Hobart Hurricanes - 139/5 in 20 overs (D'Arcy Short 54, Tim David 31; Aaron Hardie 2/36)
Perth Scorchers - 140/1 in 16.2 overs (Jason Roy 74*, Livingstone 54; Boland 1/26)
MOM - Jason Roy
The Englishmen Jason Roy-inspired Perth Scorchers vanquishes Hobart Hurricanes by 9 wickets in the 37th BBL league game in Perth. In reply to HBH's 139, both openers Livingstone and Roy rattles with Hurricanes' pacers with some blitzkrieg strokes all around the park and shifts the momentum towards the home team. Roy along with Josh Inglis crossed the final hurdle with ease. The duo put a 123-run stand for the opening wicket, also grabs Bash Boost Point. With this scintillating victory over the Hurricanes, the Scorchers climbs to third place in the table, far ahead of Hobart in terms of Net Run Rate.
Earlier, Hobart Hurricanes have won the toss and have opted to bat first. Mitchell Owen makes his debut for Hobart Hurricanes for today's marquee encounter. Moreover, Perth Scorchers makes two X-Factor subs in the form of Joel Paris and Kurtis Patterson while Nick Winter and Mac Wright are for the Hurricanes.
The Englishmen Jason Roy has been named 'Player of the Match' for his match-defining half-century. Roy amassed unbeaten 74 runs off just 52 deliveries, including 8 fours and three massive sixes. Livingstone also notched a blitz fifty (54 off 39) studded with 4 fours as many sixes.
Opted to bat first, Hobart Hurricanes hasn't a good start at all and lost wickets on regular intervals. D'Arcy Short holds one end and notched a crucial half-century. Short scored run-a-ball 54 studded with 7 boundaries. There were a couple of partnerships in between and then Tim David finished off in style with a spate of boundaries. The Hurricanes finished a below-par score of 139/5 in 20 overs. The Scorchers were relentless with the ball and were well supported in the field.
Meanwhile all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has left the field inside the mandatory powerplay, one they will hope will not cause any distractions with places in the playoffs up for grabs. Kurtis Patterson replaces the injured Marsh and grabbed two stunning catches. Aaron Hardie was the pick of the bowlers for Scorchers and he took 2/36 in his four overs. Jhye Richardson's red-hot form continues with the ball upfront as he picked McDermott.