The Hobart Hurricanes have fallen 77 runs short in a crucial KFC BBL|09 match against the Perth Scorchers at Blundstone Arena on Monday night.
The Scorchers set a par score of 7/175, thanks to a 109 run partnership from Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh.
The Hurricanes were dealt an early blow in their innings and never recovered finishing all out for 98.
Matthew Wade won the toss and elected to bowl, with Tom Rogers (2-30) taking full advantage in his first over, after Liam Livingstone top-edged a ball through to Ben McDermott.
Clive Rose (1-26) struck in the next over - bowling Sam Whiteman - to continue Hobart’s hot start.
But the Scorchers recovered through Inglis and Marsh, who put together a formidable third wicket partnership of 109.
Rogers made the breakthrough in the 15th over, after a brilliant diving catch from Qais Ahmad at long on to dismiss Marsh (40 off 29).
Ahmad struck again in the next over, dismissing Inglis for 73.
Scott Boland and Nathan Ellis struck in the closing stages to restrict the Scorchers to 176.
Matthew Wade and David Miller were gone early in the Hurricanes’ innings, after both were dismissed by Jhye Richardson in the second over. Richardson finished with match-best figures of 4-19.
Caleb Jewell and George Bailey formed a steady partnership (41 off 33), before Jewell (28 off 24) and Ben McDermott fell in consecutive overs.
George Bailey (36 of 31) Simon Milenko (19 off 15) both made solid stands, before wickets started to quickly fall in the back half of the innings.
The Hurricanes were bowled out for 98 in the 18th over.
The Hurricanes face the Sydney Sixers at the SCG on Thursday 16 January at 7:10pm.