Hurricanes bowlers help them extend unbeaten run

Hobart Hurricanes 4 for 110 (Doolan 41*, Agar 2-19) beat Perth Scorchers 8 for 107 (Agar 32, Meredith 3-15) by six wickets

The Hobart Hurricanes easily accounted for the Perth Scorchers in Launceston, after a destructive first innings opening spell followed by a controlled hand from D’Arcy Short and Alex Doolan condemned the visitors to their poorest start in BBL history.

Sent in after losing the flip, and at one stage slumping to 4 for 19, the Scorchers huffed and puffed and spluttered their way to 8 for 107 from their 20 overs on a slow Aurora Stadium track. At no point were the Scorchers able to impose their will on the Hurricanes bowlers, ably led by speedster Riley Meredith, who regularly pushed the 150kmh mark and finished with 3 for 15.

The hosts ultimately made short work of their chase. Guided by Doolan, Short and Matthew Wade, the Hurricanes found early momentum in the second innings, and didn’t relent. Their comfortable win sees them retain their unbeaten start to the competition, and ensures they extend their lead atop the BBL standings.

Full report to follow…

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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