SOME excellent death bowling from the Perth Scorchers saw them easily defend 141 against the Hurricanes in Hobart, prevailing by 18 runs at Blundstone Arena.
The Hurricanes managed just 30 runs off their final five overs as every Scorchers bowler produced an economy rate of less than seven runs per over.
Opening quicks Jason Behrendorff and Yasir Arafat were the best of the Perth attack, each picking up 2-21 from their four overs.
It appears as though the equal first-placed Scorchers are well on track for back-to-back titles with arguably the best bowling attack in the competition.
Andrew Tye (1-26), Ashton Agar (1-27) and Brad Hogg (1-26) were also tidy in their four-over spells.
Michael Hill notched up his first BBL half-century on the way to 64 off 55 for the Hurricanes, but Tim Paine with 19 was the next-highest contributor in a disappointing performance by the home side.
Hobart will need to win its final game against the Heat in Brisbane on
Thursday to have any chance of playing in the semi-finals.