Marsh injury sours Scorchers win
A side strain for Mitch Marsh was the only blight on an otherwise perfect evening for the Perth Scorchers, recording their fifth straight win to maintain their unbeaten home record in BBL10 against Hobart Hurricanes on Tuesday.
Marsh is set for a stint on the sidelines after suffering a side injury just three balls in to his first over, immediately leaving the field and being substituted out of the match at the ten over mark of the Hurricanes batting innings.
The injury aside it was another dominant performance from the team in orange, moving up to third spot on the table thanks to a century stand from English openers Jason Roy and Liam Livingstone making light work of a moderate chase of 140.
Hobart won the bat flip and chose to bat, breaking from tradition in becoming the first team to bat first in BBL10 at Optus Stadium, all of the previous four matches won by the team batting first.
The Hurricanes were in early trouble with skipper Ben McDermott (2) bowled by the in form Jhye Richardson and star import Dawid Malan chipping a catch to Aaron Hardie at mid-on to be dismissed for a duck, Jason Behrendorff the successful bowler.
Peter Handscomb (13) and Colin Ingram (18) couldnt make sizeable contributions in falling to Fawad Ahmed and Aaron Hardie respectively, D'Arcy Short uncharacteristically restrained in reaching a 50 from 45 balls.
He fell soon after, a couple of late sixes from fellow West Aussie Tim David giving the visitors something to bowl at with a total of 5-139.
Short put down Liam Livingstone from the first ball he faced, the Lancastrian making the most of his second chance as he and Jason Roy put the bowlers to the sword.
Roy reached his half century from 35 balls and Livingstone 37 as the home team raced past 100 without losing a wicket, victory never in doubt as the Scorchers made light work of the modest total.
Livingstone made 54 before falling to Scott Boland, but Roy was unbeaten on 74 from 52 balls when victory arrived in the company of Josh Inglis, a nine wicket win sealed with 3.4 overs to spare.
The Scorchers saluted in their final home game of the season, now preparing to head to Canberra to face the Sydney Sixers on Saturday night.
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