Scorchers v Hurricanes, BBL, Perth January 7, 2014

Coulter-Nile, Arafat snatch win for Scorchers

ESPNcricinfo staff

Perth Scorchers 7 for 153 (S Marsh 40) beat Hobart Hurricanes 7 for 147 (Coulter-Nile 3-15) by six runs

Nathan Coulter-Nile and Yasir Arafat bowled superbly at the death to derail Hobart Hurricanes close to the finish line.

Chasing 154, Hurricanes had brought the equation down from 46 in the last five overs to 21 off 18 balls with seven wickets in hand. Arafat bowled a magnificent 18th over, taking two wickets and conceding only five runs to bring Perth Scorchers back into the game. Coulter-Nile then shut the Hurricanes out in the penultimate over, taking two more wickets for two runs. With 14 to defend in the 20th, Arafat conceded only seven and completed a six-run win for the Scorchers.

After winning the toss, the Scorchers had been set up by Shaun Marsh and Simon Katich, who added 60 for the first wicket inside eight overs. They then lost three wickets for five runs, before Mitchell Marsh made 33 and Ashton Turner blitzed 32 off 17 to lift the score to 7 for 153.

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  • creebo on January 8, 2014, 8:44 GMT

    australia and other countries should play these players in odis

  • James on January 8, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    @Vineet Kumar: He is talented but not experienced enough to exhibit consistency. He needs to play domestically for 3/4 more years and wait until Watson retires.

  • Keith on January 7, 2014, 23:35 GMT

    What? No mention of those godawful LBW decisions against Shah and Laughlin? I didn't need Hawkeye to know that both were not out; the Laughlin decision in particular was appalling. There is big money at stake here. I know the games are played tight and that time is precious but a third umpire could have quickly reviewed and overturned the Laughlin decision, in particular because it was. no question, a howler! I'm a Stars supporter with no stake in the match. I just wanted a fair result.

  • SCOTT on January 7, 2014, 22:06 GMT

    Thought the two LBW decisons in Coulter-Niles last over was one of the best justifications to use the DRS.

    Both batsman should be congratulated for accepting the decisions so well.

  • Dummy4 on January 7, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    if mitch marsh is actually talented then why he is not in aussie limited over squad....he is fully fit and now showing good form..

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