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Bowlers star as Hurricanes maintain unbeaten run
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Bowlers star as Hurricanes maintain unbeaten run

Ball-by-ball details & scorecard: Hobart Hurricanes v Perth Scorchers - Match 13 - Launceston

The Hobart Hurricanes extended their winning streak to four matches and remained undefeated after convincingly defeating the Perth Scorchers in Launceston.

The Hurricanes restricted the Australian side to their lowest-ever score from 20 overs batting first of 8-107, while also producing a team-best bowling powerplay performance of 4-32 from the opening six overs.

Speedster Riley Meredith claimed his best T20 bowling figures of 3-15 from four overs to be awarded Player of the Match award, earning the praise of Australian fast-bowling royalty along the way.

Meredith was well-supported by James Faulkner (2-21) and D’Arcy Short (2-17).

Six of the Scorchers’ batsmen fell to catches, with the sharp team effort a remarkable turnaround from the poor fielding performance the Hurricanes put in against the Sydney Thunder.

The home side made short work of the target with the bat, losing just four wickets as they chased down the winning runs with 15 balls to spare.

In-form openers Matthew Wade (24 off 22 balls) and D’Arcy Short (34 off 33) were in sedate mode compared to their usual early-innings blitzes, while Alex Doolan relished his time at the crease to finish on an unbeaten 41 from 36 balls, including six boundaries.