Perth Scorchers vs. Hobart Hurricanes: BBL Final Report, Scorecard, Highlights

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Perth Scorchers vs. Hobart Hurricanes: BBL Final Report, Scorecard, Highlights
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The Perth Scorchers finally won the Big Bash League after overcoming the Hobart Hurricanes by 39 runs in the final at the WACA.

The Scorchers had twice hosted the final and twice finished runners-up. At the third attempt, they finally got over the line, much to the delight of their home crowd.

Batting first, they were led to a daunting total of 191-4 by an explosive partnership from brothers Shaun and Mitchell Marsh.

With the ball in hand, they were indebted to veteran spinner Brad Hogg, 43, for strangling the life out of the Hobart chase.

Perth Scorchers vs. Hobart Hurricanes, BBL Final Scorecard
Perth Scorchers
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
CJ Simmons c Mascarenhas b Gulbis 45 36
SM Katich* c Dunk b Mascarenhas 6 9
SE Marsh not out 63 43
AC Voges c Mascarenhas b Hilfenhaus 27 17
MR Marsh b Doherty 37 12
NM Coulter-Nile not out 4 3
Extras (lb 2, w 7) 9
Total (4 wickets; 20 overs) 191 (9.55 runs per over)
Bowling O M R W
BW Hilfenhaus 4 0 23 1
AD Mascarenhas 4 0 46 1
DE Bollinger 4 0 38 0
CJ Boyce 4 0 39 0
EP Gulbis 1 0 14 1
XJ Doherty 3 0 29 1
Hobart Hurricanes
Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls
BR Dunk c Cummins b Behrendorff 17 14
TD Paine† b Behrendorff 7 10
JW Wells st †Whiteman b Hogg 24 23
GJ Bailey* c Thomas b Cummins 58 32
TR Birt c Behrendorff b Hogg 2 6
EP Gulbis c Katich b Thomas 6 6
BW Hilfenhaus not out 13 13
AD Mascarenhas c Katich b Thomas 16 13
CJ Boyce not out 1 3
Extras (b 1, lb 5, w 2) 8
Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 152
Bowling O M R W
NM Coulter-Nile 4 0 35 0
JP Behrendorff 4 0 24 2
AC Thomas 4 0 23 2
GB Hogg 4 0 17 2
PJ Cummins 4 0 47 1

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The Scorchers came out of the blocks fast, with semi-final hero Craig Simmons scoring a quick 45 and Adam Voges chipping in with 27. However, it wasn't until the Marsh brothers came together that the total got out of hand for Hobart.

Mitchell was particularly devastating, swinging sixes out of the ground with impunity in his 12-ball 37. Evan Gulbis and Xavier Doherty bore the brunt of the punishment, while Shaun finished unbeaten on 63.

If the Hurricanes had been able to bat around George Bailey, the game might have been closer. Bailey's range of power-hitting and placement was visible in a 32-ball 58, but with the next highest score an underwhelming 24 from Jonathan Wells, there simply wasn't the support he required.

The four overs from Hogg, who finished with two for 17, were devastating to the chase. When Bailey holed out against Pat Cummins, all that remained were the last rites. 

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