It was third time lucky for the Perth Scorchers in the third Big Bash League final held on Friday night, the three time finalists managed to beat the Hobart Hurricanes to bring home the trophy.
The Scorchers were in front from the start, already having a home ground advantage for the third year in a row, and having won the toss looked in fine form to bring home the trophy.
It was the particular batting of the Marsh brothers that added to the Scorchers impressive score, with Craig Simmons failing to get another century and being dismissed in the 10ht over, Adam Voges added another 27 runs I was Shaun and Mitchell Marsh that added quick runs to the scorchers total before Mitch got dismissed with just three balls to go, however it was too late to reign the home-side in, and they finished with 191 runs on the board.
It was then the Hobart Hurricanes turn to bat, and with an impressive bowling attack the Scorchers were in control.
They took early wickets and managed to contain the Hurricanes with the only batsman getting about a half century was George Bailey who managed to get 58 runs before being dismissed in the 14th over.
It wasn’t enough though, with the Hurricanes falling 39 runs short, giving the Perth Scorchers their first Big Bash League Win.
Both teams have qualified for the Champions league and will compete in that later this year.
Scorecard: Perth Scorchers 4/191 (Shaun Marsh 63*, Craig Simmons 45, Ben Hilfenhaus 1/23) defeated the Hobart Hurricanes 7/152 (George Bailey 58, Jonathan Wells 24, Brad Hogg 2/17) by 39 runs.
Man of the match: Brad Hogg (Perth Scorchers)
Man of the series: Ben Dunk (Hobart Hurricanes)
Credits: ESPNcricinfo (Image and scorecard)