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Cadbury Match Moments - Match Report: Hurricanes storm over Scorchers

01 December 2019

The Hurricanes let the cricket world know they are still a team to be reckoned with after a six wicket win over the Scorchers. To make the win even sweeter for the team in purple the winning runs were scored with 25 balls to spare.

The Hurricanes skipper Corrinne Hall won the toss and decided to bowl amidst a festive Lilac Hill atmosphere.

The new ball attack of Belinda Vakawera and Tayla Vlaeminck was right on the money in the opening overs.

Tayla, bowling with good pace and direction took the prize wicket of Meg Lanning for 10 along with another crucial wicket, that of Amy Jones for 4.  Her final figures were 2 for 19 from 4 overs.

Belinda Vakawera continued her outstanding tournament, her spell of 1 for 17 included another prize wicket, Georgia Redmayne for 5.

The Scorchers never really recovered from their poor start and finished with a total of 107 from their 20 overs. Nat Sciver and Nicole Bolton equal top scored with 21.

Crucially for the Hurricanes Nicola Carey and Maisy Gibson both completed excellent spells finishing with figures of 2 for 29 and 2 for 20 respectively from their four over spells.

The Hurricanes run chasse was not without its alarms.

Nicola Carey and Heather Knight were both back in the dugout before the end of the second over. They were caught behind by Georgia Remdayne off consecutive balls from Taneale Peschel. A score line of 2 for 16 from 10 balls made for ominous reading.

Then player of the match Erin Fazackerley played the innings that Hobart Hurricanes fans know she is capable of, her 58 from 48 balls included 5 fours and 2 sixes, it was a pure demonstration of her power hitting and stroke making ability.

She was well supported by Corinne Hall who, with a typically inventive innings of 18 not out steered her team home. Fittingly it was a strong six down the ground from Chloe Tryon that won the game.