HH vs PS: Hobart Hurricanes registered their first win in the Big Bash League 2022-23 after beating Perth Scorchers by 8 runs on Monday. The Hobart put in an outstanding display of batting as they notched a formidable score of 172 runs in the first innings.
Skipper, Mathew Wade set the tone with an outstanding knock of 51 runs in just 29 deliveries. D Arcy Short also gave him good support as the duo added 67 runs for the second wicket after McDermott got out on the first ball.
Short made a valuable contribution of 35 runs in 25 deliveries, including 2 fours and 1 six. Shadab Khan hit two fours for his 17-ball 22-run cameo but it was Tim David, who stole the show with his brutal hitting in the latter half of the innings.
He smashed 46 runs in just 28 deliveries, a knock which was laced with 4 fours and 1 six. Wickets kept falling at one end but David was smashing boundaries at the other. Thanks to that knock, the Hurricanes reached a pretty good score in the end.
As for the Perth Scorchers’ bowling attack, Jhye Richardson claimed 3 wickets for 26 runs in 4 overs. Andrew Tye and Aaron Hardie also chipped in with two wickets each.
In pursuit of the target, Perth Scorchers also fought hard with the bat but fell 8 runs short in the end. Faf du Plessis gave the team a brilliant start with his 16-ball 32-run knock but the likes of Adam Lyth (10) and Nick Hobson (3) departed cheaply.
Inglis-Turner fight hard
At the end of the powerplay, the Scorchers had lost three wickets for 51 runs and needed a big partnership to stay in the game. Josh Inglis then joined hands with Ashton Turner and the duo lead the team’s recovery.
They added 75 runs for the fourth before Turner got out in the 14th over. Inglis was the aggressor during that partnership. He kept the team’s hopes alive with his sensational knock of 62 off just 37 balls.
But, once he got out in the 16th over, things became a little difficult for the Scorchers and they lost the game, eventually.
HH vs PS, Brief Scores: Hobart Hurricanes 8 for 172 (Wade 51, David 46*, Richardson 3-26) beat Perth Scorchers 8 for 164 (Inglis 62, Dooley 4-16, Meredith 2-36) by eight runs