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Twitter Reactions: Inglis-Marsh’s 109-run partnership helps Perth Scorchers to complete a hat-trick of victories

Mitchell Marsh also played a valuable knock of 40 runs off 29 balls against Hurricanes.

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Perth Scorchers. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Hobart Hurricanes came face to face against Perth Scorchers in a BBL 2019-20 encounter on their home ground at Bellerive Oval. The match turned out to be a one-sided affair as the visitors managed to pull off a remarkable victory by 77 runs. This also helped them in grabbing two important points that took them to the third position in the league table. Moreover, it also extended their winning streak to three games.

After winning the toss, the hosts elected to bowl and the bowlers helped their side in getting off to a great start. Their right-handed pacer Thomas Rodgers dismissed Scorchers in-form opener, Liam Livingstone in second over of the innings. The right-hander attempted a pull but the ball went past his willow while taking a thick edge into the hands of glovemen Ben McDermott.

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Perth Scorchers registered an emphatic win of 77 runs against Hobart Hurricanes

Sam Whiteman, who came out to bat on number three position was castled by Clive Rose. This dismissal left Scorchers struggling on a score of 16 runs with two wickets. It looked like the hosts were fully aware of the home conditions and their bowlers were certainly taking its advantage.

Later on, a brilliant partnership of 109 runs between Josh Inglis (73 runs off 46 balls) and Mitchell Marsh (40 runs off 29 balls) rescued their side from the early setbacks. The duo made the mockery of Hurricanes’ bowlers and smashed them all across the park. In the end, Scorchers successfully managed to score a mammoth total of 175 runs for a loss of seven wickets courtesy to their knocks.

Coming onto the chase, Hurricanes were expected to get off to a good start but that was not the case. Their skipper and opener Mathew Wade was dismissed in the second over of the innings. Wade attempted a pull but failed to find the right elevation due to which he was caught by Joel Paris near the boundary rope. David Miller’s woeful form continued as he was dismissed on his second delivery of the match off Jhye Richardson.

Caleb Jewell and George Bailey spent some time as they contributed well with the bat. The former muscled 28 runs off 24 balls whereas the latter scored 36 runs off 31 balls. However, their effort was not enough to help their side in crossing the winning line against Scorchers. After their dismissal, none of the batsmen successfully managed to click a breakthrough knock for their side.

Hurricanes were dismissed on a score of 98 runs in 17.1 overs due to which they suffered a heavy defeat of 77 runs. Meanwhile, Jhye Richardson turned out to be the best bowler for his team, who registered brilliant bowling figures of 4/19. Josh Inglis was awarded Man of the Match for his brilliant knock studded four boundaries and as many sixes.

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