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Scorchers burn up Hurricanes

20 January 2018

Another brilliant batting performance from captain Elyse Villani has steered the Scorchers to a comprehensive nine-wicket win over the Hurricanes

The Perth Scorchers have climbed back into the Rebel WBBL top four, with captain Elyse Villani powering them to a nine-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA.

Responding to the Hurricanes' 4-122, Villani (70 not out off 48 balls) piloted Perth's impressive run chase, the home side sailing to victory on Saturday with 24 deliveries remaining and overtaking the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades on the points table.

After scoring only 39 runs from her past four digs, Villani bludgeoned her way back to form with her fifth 50 of the summer.

The Scorchers skipper combined with Nicole Bolton (34, including a monster six) for an opening stand of 79 before Nat Sciver (18 not out) supported Villani comfortably across the line.

Earlier, stand-in Hurricanes captain Isobel Joyce (52 not out) and Georgia Redmayne (43) combined for a 98-run third-wicket stand but they couldn't quite accelerate the run rate as they would have liked at the death.

Talented young seamer Piepa Cleary (2-11) was the pick of Perth's bowlers after Katherine Brunt created some early Hobart headaches.

The English spearhead took 2-22 to move to second place on the WBBL wicket-taking leaderboard behind Sydney Sixers leggie Dane van Niekerk.

 

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