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KFC BBL|09

Scorchers Caught In The Eye Of The Storm

06 January 2020

The Perth Scorchers have fallen by eight runs to the Hobart Hurricanes under lights at Optus Stadium tonight in front of nearly 30 thousand #MADETOUGH fans.

The home side almost brought home the chocolates thanks to an inspirational batting display led by Skipper Mitch Marsh and then by Jhye Richardson in the final overs of the clash.

It was a slow and steady start at #TheFurnace, the men in orange restricting the Hurricanes to 49 in the powerplay.

Liam Livingstone took the first wicket of the night in the tenth over, sending Canes’ Caleb Jewell back to the sheds with 25 runs.

Spin king Fawad Ahmed brought the next highlight with the ball, claiming the scalp of David Miller (15).

WA teammate D’Arcy Short proved unstoppable, knocking an unbeaten 103 off 70 balls to help guide the visitors to a total of 180.

Scorchers opener Livingstone came out firing with three fours in his first over and a half but it was short lived, the Englishman dismissed by Riley Meredith for 13.

Perth then lost two cheap wickets in Josh Inglis (3) and Cameron Bancroft (0).

Mitch Marsh was a skipper on a mission, smacking 48 from 35 highlighted by an impressive 75-run partnership alongside young gun Cam Green (33).

Marsh proved to be the backbone of the side, as the wickets of his teammates Chris Jordan (1) and Tim David (18) fell around him.

It was Richardson who got the crowd up on their feet in the final three over of play smacking three sixes and one four to finish with an unbeaten 33 off only 14 balls.

Scorchers Ash Agar said the team are hungry for their next win.

“D’Arcy Short is one of the best in the world at clearing the rope and the Hurricanes timed their run really nicely. He just showed how world class he is, he’s probably one of the best T20 batsman in the country so well done to him,” he said.

“We have to take every game like it’s our last one. We will have to go 100% and leave nothing out there.

“We have good game plans, we’re improving especially with our powerplay bowling and our middle order batting and they’re some really good signs. We have no choice now but to back ourselves and give it our best crack.”

The Scorchers fly to Geelong ahead of their clash with the Melbourne Renegades at GMHBA Stadium this Tuesday.

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Hobart Hurricanes Men

Perth Scorchers

KFC BBL|09