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Scorchers Fall Short At The Furnace

06 November 2021

The Perth Scorchers have stumbled agonisingly short of victory in their Weber Women’s Big Bash League match against the Hobart Hurricanes today, losing by two runs at the WACA Ground.

The Moments That Mattered

  • Perth’s dynamic spin combination of Alana King (2-20) and Lilly Mills (2-27) again caused headaches for the opposition and were ably supported by Heather Graham (2-31
  • The Scorchers created opportunities but, uncharacteristically, were unable to hold their chances and helped the Canes to 8-137 through their 20 overs
  • Sophie Devine got Perth’s run chase off to a flyer with 25 from 15 deliveries, while import Chamari Athapaththu (33) looked at home on the WACA Ground in what was her best WBBL|07 performance to date
  • The Scorchers looked the likely team all afternoon, but faltered late to keep the door open for Hobart
  • Perth needed seven from the final over to secure victory but were unable to get the job done, eventually falling two runs shy of the target

After the game Alana King said;

“It’s disappointing not to get the win, I think our goal was to try and take it as deep as possible, which we did, but we didn’t capitalise on the opportunities that we probably should have.

“We thought 138 was very chasable, we’re disappointed but we have to turn things around really quickly ahead of tomorrow’s match against them.

“There are plenty of positives to take away, it’s great Lilly Mills is still taking poles and Marizanne Kapp is back in the wickets column.

“Lilly is a genuine off-spinner who turns the ball into a right-hander, which is always handy. I think she’s been phenomenal; she’s been a key wicket-taker for us.

The Scorchers will regroup ahead of their clash with the Hurricanes tomorrow at 1:50pmWST at the WACA Ground.

WBBL – Match 9
Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers

Sunday 7 November, 1:50pmWST
WACA Ground, Perth
LIVE: Fox, Kayo, ABC Radio

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