BBL|12: Hatzoglou & co's brutal display rock Adelaide in Adelaide
Peter Hatzoglou celebrating in Adelaide Oval
T20 Cricket might be considered a sport that smashes gigantic sixes and scores tons of runs at berserk rates. However, once in a blue moon, bowlers get their tails, and Perth Scorchers had such a day.
The table-toppers, who have already qualified for the Playoffs, came out all guns blazing at Adelaide Oval against the Strikers from Adelaide.
Hatzoglou & co. punctured Adelaide
Bowling out any team on 92 is exceptional, but bundling a side comprising Alex Carey, Travis Head, and Matthew Short is extraordinary. Although against Peter Hatzoglou, Lance Morris and David Payne punctured Adelaide's hopes.
Only Adam Hose could get some timing, scoring 30 runs off 23 balls. The rest of the batters suffered to face the Scorchers' sharp bowling attack.
For Perth, Hatzoglou, Payne, and Morris scalped three wickets, while Andrew Tye picked a wicket.
Hardie-Inglis put the final touches
There was nothing much in the chase, but as we know, a cricket game isn't won until the final run is scored. And Josh Inglis did the final notching.
Chasing a total of 93 runs to win, Perth didn’t get to a good start, losing Cameron Bancroft (7 off 6) and Stephen Eskinazi (17 off 12). But then Aaron Hardie and Josh Inglis added 54 runs for the third wicket, taking the team to the cusp of a big win.
Hardie continued his dream tournament with a solid knock of 43 runs from 30 balls, getting out with five runs away from the target. However, Inglis hung on till the end and finished the match with a boundary.
Adelaide Strikers - 92/10 (17 overs)
Adam Hose - 30 (23), Wes Agar - 11 (6)
Peter Hatzoglou - 3/14 (3), David Payne 3/20 (3)
Perth Scorchers - 94/3 (11.1)
Aaron Hardie - 43 (30), Josh Inglis - 22* (16)
Cameron Boyce - 2/12 (3)
Result: Perth Scorchers won by 7 wickets.