Perth Scorchers 186 for 4 wickets (Devine 87*) defeated Hobart Hurricane 88 (King 3-19) from 98 runs
Batting at number four, Devine scored 87 runs from 44 balls and made partnerships of 69 with Amy Jones and then 65 with Amy Edgar after the Scorchers were 52 for three in the eighth over.
Having previously opened for the Scorchers, Devine will likely get a middle-order role – something he has done for New Zealand this year – at least until Nat Sciver-Brunt opens the innings with Lauren Winfield-Hill. Don’t come.
In response, storms flew. Their batting line-up was without the ill Elise Villani and the injured Nicola Carey, which meant a change in plans and order.
She used an inswinging yorker to dismiss Lizelle Lee and then trapped stand-in captain Heather Graham LBW. By the fifth over, Hurricanes’ score was 19 runs for 4 wickets and the game seemed to be over.