WBBL: Hurricanes win thriller versus Scorchers

Shubham Singh
06 Nov 2021
18:29
WBBL: Hurricanes win thriller versus Scorchers

Hobart Hurricanes won a thriller versus Perth Scorchers edging them out by two runs. Batting first, Hobart Hurricanes made 137 runs but Perth scored 135 by the end of their innings.

Priest plays a beautiful hand

Rachel Priest played an innings of substance as she bagged 54 runs in 48 balls. Hurricanes experimented with Priest and Naomi Stalenberg at the top and made 40 runs for the first wicket. Priest got out at the score of 90 and when she fell, the team couldn’t muster up much. They scored just 47 runs in the last 40 balls losing 6 wickets. Alana King returned the most impressive figures of two wickets for 20 runs in her four overs for the Scorchers.

Scorchers had a chance till the last ball

Perth lost Mooney early and a dangerous-looking Sophie Devine was claimed by Molly Strano by the score of 28. Chloe Piparo dug in and made 20 runs in 24 balls whereas Chamari Athapathu played her most substantial innings this season with 33 runs off 31 balls. Heather Graham looked dangerous but fell as the fifth batter at the score of 115, however, the equation at that point looked still gettable with the team needing 23 runs off 21 balls.

Nicola Carey had to bowl the last over and the Scorchers needed seven in six balls. However, Carey kept it tight and with King at strike, Scorchers needed a four and they couldn’t get one giving the victory to Hurricanes. Carey remained the star for her team with figures of two wickets for 17 runs in her four.

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