Josh Inglis spectacular innings of 73 runs and Jhye Richardson four wickets gave a little push to Scorchers over BBL Points table. While batting first at Blundstone Arena, Perth Scorchers set up a total of 175 runs in 20 overs. BBL 9 Match 35 Scorchers vs Hurricanes – In the chase of mighty total Hurricanes fall under 100 and lost the game by 77 runs. Only George Bailey, Caleb Jewell, and Simon Milenko go into double figures but not over the line.
At Blundstone Arena, Hurricanes lost control of the game, and the crowd witnessed a one-sided contest. Jhye Richardson grabbed four wickets in his four-over bowling spell finishing 4/19 his best so far in the BBL 9. Scorchers completely dominated and repeated the pedigree of Justin Langer era with the ruthless performance confined Hurricanes to 98 runs. At the beginning of the innings, Scorchers lost two wickets and made a strong comeback with the amalgamate in a 109 runs partnership between Inglis and Marsh neutralized the early loss of wickets.
Scorchers Controlled Innings after 16/2
BBL 9 Match 35 Scorchers vs Hurricanes – Scorchers won their fifth match of the tournament out of nine so far and secured the third position on the points table. Hurricanes are left with only three wins in the competition out of nine games and fall to the second last position on the BBL ladder. Matthew Wade surprised by Joel Paris on the green turf and went for a big but not enough and caught by Richardson. With the creeping run-rate infuriated, Livingstone tried hard to target pacer Tom Rogers but caught behind the wickets.
Scorchers were 2/16 in after three overs as Livingstone, and Sam Whiteman lost control and back to the pavilion. Livingstone and Marsh paired for 67 deliveries and scored 109 with Marsh 40 (28) and Liam 68 (38) balls. Scorchers were high powered by the top order batting line and smoothly gone past 175+ in their 20 overs batting innings. Marsh and Inglis century stand continued to the 14.1 overs when Scorchers were 125/3 with the fall after Thomas Rogers’s breakthrough.
Hurricanes Recuperation after 175 (20 Overs)
BBL 9 Match 35 Scorchers vs Hurricanes – Hurricanes top-order misfired with the struggling batting line without D’Arcy Short all responsibility fell on Matthew Wade’s shoulders who fell in the second overs. Wade went for a long drive over the square in deep and caught straight by Richardson over Paris short pitch delivery in a well-executed plan by the skipper. After the fall of the skipper, David Miller supposed to control the innings and spend maximum time on green turf to get Hurricanes back in the game. Miller departed for a third-ball duck as Hurricanes slumped to 2 for 5 in just two overs.
Hurricanes fightback after the chase of 175 runs (20 overs) at Blundstone Arena with the fourth wicket partnership 41 runs between Bailey 15 (13) and Jewell 26 (20). Caleb Jewell and George Bailey rebuild the innings for Hurricanes in a third-wicket partnership of 41 runs for 33 deliveries. The collaboration between Jewell and Bailey couldn’t muster a dig like their counterparts. Jewell was looking confident and having complete control over his innings until he fell for 26 runs after consuming 20 balls to a deep mid-off short in Fawad Ahmed third over.
The last hope for Hurricanes slumped in the 9th over when Ben McDormett departed for just one run in his four balls inning. Scorchers got a comprehensive control over the game by getting Hurricanes to 47/4 in 8.1 overs. Simon Milenko went aggressive on his very first ball he faced and smashed a long boundary with a clean hit. In the 11th over for Hurricanes, Milenko exposed his stumps to Chris Jordan and doused out the last hope for Hurricanes got bowled out. Bailey gone in the very next over after the departure of Milenko and Hurricanes finished with 98/10 (all-out).
Playing XI and Scorecard
Hurricanes: Matthew Wade, Caleb Jewell, David Miller, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko. Clive Ross, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis, George Bailey, Qais Ahmed, Scott Boland
Scorchers: Liam Livingstone, Sam Whiteman, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis. Tim David, Cameron Bancroft, Chris Jordan, Chris Green, Jhay Richardson
|Batting Innings||Liam Livingstone 3 (7)|
Sam Whiteman 8 (7)
Mitchell Marsh 40 (29)
Josh Inglis 73 (46)
Tim David 12 (11)
Cameron Bancroft 14 (10)
Chris Jordan 1 (3)
Chris Green 13 (7)
Jhay Richardson 0 (0)
Didn’t Bat: (Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed)
|Matthew Wade 3 (5)|
Caleb Jewell 28 (24)
David Miller 0 (3)
Ben McDermott 1 (4)
Simon Milenko 19 (15)
Clive Ross 1 (3)
Thomas Rogers 5 (6) Nathan Ellis 0 (1)
George Bailey 36 (31)
Qais Ahmed 3 (7)
Scott Boland 2 (4)
|Bowling Innings||Clive Rose 4-1-26|
Thomas Rogers 4-2-30
Scott Boland 4-1-45
Qais Ahmed 4-1-37
Nathan Ellis 4-1-33
|Tim David 1-0-3|
Jhye Richardson 4-4-19
Joel Paris 3-0-27
Chris Jordan 2-1-16
Mitchell Marsh 2-1-14
Fawad Ahmed 4-2-15
Liam Livingstone 1.1-2-4
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