English batsman, Jason Roy smashes ruthless run chase against Hurricanes to seal a big win for Scorchers
The Perth Scorchers have sealed a big win over Hobart Hurricanes with the ruthless batting performance of English batsman, Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone.
Scorchers have made 140-1 in 16.2 overs in response to Hurricanes 139-5 in 20 overs with a hundred run partnership stand of English batsman, Jason Roy (74*) and Liam Livingstone (54) to guide Perth Scorchers to a big win in their home game.
Winning the toss and opting to bat first, Hurricanes made 139-5 in the first innings at Optus Stadium, with D’Ary Short as their top scorer on 54.
Ben McDermott was the first man who got picked up by Jhye Richardson on 6 in the third over of the game.
The next on the list was Dawid Malan who faced six balls and was caught by Aaron Hardie off Jason Behrendorff for a duck.
The Scorchers faced a blow in the first innings after Mitch Marsh faced a side strain which made him leave the field for the rest of the match, replaced by the X-factor Kurtis Patterson.
Fawad Ahmed struck on Hurricanes after bowling Peter Handscomb out with the top-spinning delivery.
Colin Ingram was looking in fine touch as he smashed three fours for 18 runs but right after that Hardie picked up his wicket to get a hold on Hurricanes, caught by Patterson.
D’Arcy Short steadied the ship for Hurricanes with his 54 off 46 balls following seven boundaries to take Hurricanes to achieve a respectable total.
While chasing, Hurricanes dropped a flyer of Livingstone and he made them pay for giving a second life.
Liam Livingstone scored 54 off 39 balls including four fours and four sixes to surpass the 100 runs stand alongside fellow English batsman Jason Roy.
Jason Roy marked his first-ever BBL half-century after scoring a blistering unbeaten 74 including eight fours and three sixes.
Livingstone then lost the wicket to Scott Boland, caught by Malan. Josh Inglis chipped in 7 runs to secure the win plus the bash boost points for Perth Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers XI: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitch Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
X-Factors: Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson
Hobart Hurricanes XI: D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Mitch Owen, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane.
X-Factors: Nick Winter, Mac Wright