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Richardson Player of the Match


Superb Scorchers Rock Hobart Like A Hurricane

22 January 2021

The Perth Scorchers are within touching distance of securing their spot in the KFC BBL|10 Finals thanks to a comprehensive 22-run win over the Hobart Hurricanes today, Friday 22 January, at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

Quick Jhye Richardson proved why he is one of Australia’s brightest fast bowling prospects with an electrifying four wickets to go along with a quickfire 29 off 14 balls with the bat in an all-round Player of the Match performance.

Impressively, the victory showcased the Scorchers ability to win without their explosive top order dominating.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Perth slid to 4-66 through eight overs with all three internationals and the returning Mitch Marsh back in the sheds.

Josh Inglis was superb in his new middle order role and provided the energy Perth needed in the second 10 overs.

The wicketkeeper put together a bold 58 from 35 deliveries under constant pressure as wickets consistently fell at the other end.

It was the innings of the match, and the innings of substance the Scorchers required, as Inglis showcased inventive flair with elegant stroke play through his knock.

As he’s done before in the tournament, Richardson chipped in with vital lower order runs at the death of the innings.

His 29 from 14 deliveries, including five boundaries, inflated Perth’s score to 8-179 from their 20 overs and gave the men in orange plenty to play with.

Hobart were behind the game for most of the innings due to early wickets from Richardson and Behrendorff (2-17), but Tim David (27) threatened to steal the game late.

However, the Scorchers held their nerve and executed under pressure, wrapping up a terrific team performance with all four points in a 22-run win.

After the match, Jhye Richardson said;

“To get another win tonight is really important for the group, we spoke about having momentum at the back end and it looks like we’ve got that now.”

“It’s always nice to take wickets… team success is the most important thing and taking wickets is part of the job that I’m required to do.

“Recovery is the priority right now, but we’ll be ready to go tomorrow.”

The Scorchers play their second game in as many days against the Melbourne Stars in Melbourne on Saturday.