dropped! Short on the body, pulls this flat to deep fine leg. Lamichhane can't corral this coming to him flat at shin height five yards in from the rope. To make matters worse he can't locate the ball after it clangs off his body as the carom shoots 15 yards in front of him. By the time he finally realizes where the ball is, Roy is coming back for the second and easily beats a relay back to McDermott.
That's it from us today. Come back tomorrow for some more BBL action. Take care!
Man of the Match is Jason Roy: "We've worked hard since we've been here. A couple of times we've been unlucky. We didn't want to use the Power Surge in case we lost quick wickets and didn't want to create a panic. We've worked hard in the change rooms and are getting our rewards now. It's a long tournament. We've got five good games under our belt and hopefully are peaking at the right time."
7.09 pm One-way traffic from start to finish. Scorchers absolutely wallop the Hurricanes. Lifeless with the bat for much of the first innings, lifeless in the field as well, Hurricanes were never in this match at any stage. Scorchers on the flip side were ruthless with bat and ball. Only criticism is that they didn't finish off the match sooner considering they had so many wickets in hand.
short on the stumps, pulls this flat past mid-on and races to the rope.
wide yorker, drags a drive through midwicket.
back of a length on the legs, flicked to deep backward square.
slower ball lands short on middle, goes back to flick through midwicket.
full on middle, flicks this along the ground to deep fine leg.
gorgeous from Inglis. Full on the stumps, flicked through midwicket all along the turf and races to the rope.
short and wide, cracks this to backward point.
yorker speared down leg. First wide of the innings.
good length on the pads, flicked to deep square leg.
full and wide, punched to backward point.
full on the stumps, defended.
good length ball tapped through the ring.
Comfortably the highest opening stand of the season, the partnership ends two short of equaling the best stand for any wicket in BBL 2020-21. Maxwell and Pooran put on 125 together for the Stars earlier this year.
fuller on fifth stump, Livingstone tries to flick this over the leg side rope once more but gets under this too much and skies it to deep square leg. Malan gets into position 15 yards in from the rope and crouches down to take this in front of his chest with palms facing out.
length ball on fifth stump, swats this through midwicket to the rope. Could copy and paste that a half-dozen times for Livingstone in this knock.
This is the highest opening stand of the 2020-21 BBL.
slower ball lands on a good length on middle, goes back to tap this gently into midwicket. Livingstone brings up his first BBL 50 of the season off 37 balls. He was dropped first ball by Short at backward point.
another low full toss on fifth stump, driven back past Ellis to long-off.
low full toss wide outside off, driven to the cover sweeper.
full length on middle, clears the front leg to clock this clean over long-on, into the first row of seats.
back of a length on the hips, can't flick this away.
|Toss||Hobart Hurricanes, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match days||12 January 2021 - daynight (20-over match)|
|PS Player Replacement|
|Points||Perth Scorchers 4, Hobart Hurricanes 0|
Over 17 • PS 140/1Scorchers won by 9 wickets (with 22 balls remaining)