Perth Scorchers vs Hobart Hurricanes, 46th Match
Perth Scorchers won by 7 wkts
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Aaron Hardie | Player of the Match: Happy with that performance, we knew it was a good wicket. Happy with a win. I was batting number six in the previous years, that was my previous role but I'm really enjoying this position. Three games left in the season, if we win all we get that home final. Absolutely pumped.
19:45 Local Time, 11:45 GMT, 17:15 IST: Perth Scorchers cruise to victory and make their way to the top of the points table. The chase didn't start on the right note as both openers - Eskinazi and Bancroft - were dismissed in the opening two overs. But Aaron Hardie came out with positive intent and never took his foot off the pedal. He kept finding the boundaries at regular intervals and had a reliable partner in Inglis at the other end. The pair added a 100+ stand and got to their respective milestones, the partnership was only broken when Inglis wanted to finish the game in the Power Surge. Hardie and skipper Turner got them over the line with 15 balls to spare.
17.3 Nathan Ellis to Hardie, FOUR, Perth Scorchers win by 7 wickets. Fittingly, it is the set batter who gets to hit the winning runs. Turner congratulates his partner on a splendid knock and on the victory. Dipping slower ball on the pads, Hardie clips it fine and the fielder in the deep was square and hence had no chance of stopping that
17.2 Nathan Ellis to Turner, 1 run, slower ball around off, Turner drops it into the off-side and crosses over
17.1 Nathan Ellis to Hardie, 1 run, low full toss on the pads, Hardie flicks it to deep square leg
PRS: 141-3 after 17 overs
16.6 Meredith to Turner, no run, 143.7ks delivery fired at the toes, Turner jams it onto the pad and the ball rolls back to Wade
Ashton Turner, right handed bat, comes to the crease
16.5 Meredith to Josh Inglis, out Caught by Wade!! Inglis is gone! But he has done his job. Short and angled in, Inglis backs away and attempts to repeat the shot he played a couple of balls ago, but there was no space this time and all he manages is an outside edge to Wade. A fine knock and partnership comes to an end. The Scorchers are one hit away from sealing the contest. Josh Inglis c Wade b Meredith 53(35) [4s-5 6s-1]
Meredith to Josh Inglis, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
16.4 Meredith to Josh Inglis, FOUR, fifty for Inglis. He gets there with a ridiculous shot. Inglis has just reverse lapped one of BBL's fastest bowlers. Very full delivery on middle and leg, Inglis bends down and reverse scoops it over short third. He used the pace of Meredith and got it over the fielder
16.3 Meredith to Josh Inglis, FOUR, the Scorchers wanted to get this over with. Short and around off, Inglis makes room and upper cuts it over short third
16.2 Meredith to Hardie, 1 run, speared into the blockhole, Hardie jams it out to deep square leg
16.1 Meredith to Hardie, FOUR, that's a gift from Meredith. Slower short of length delivery and it is angled in, Hardie gets inside the line and helps it over backward square. He just wanted to get it up and over the infield
Riley Meredith [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack
PRS: 128-2 after 16 overs
15.6 Nathan Ellis to Hardie, 1 run, low full toss and close to yorker length, Hardie digs it out to mid-wicket and retains strike
15.5 Nathan Ellis to Hardie, SIX, whoa! That is some shot from Hardie. Short and dug into the surface, Hardie swivels with his back leg in the air and slaps the pull straight down the ground. No problems clearing the rope
15.4 Nathan Ellis to Josh Inglis, 1 run, full delivery outside off, Inglis opens the bat face and slices it to deep backward point, just a single
15.3 Nathan Ellis to Hardie, 1 run, low full toss on the pads, Hardie flicks it to deep mid-wicket
15.2 Nathan Ellis to Hardie, no run, full and outside off, Hardie lets it pass thinking it is a wide but it is inside the marker