Josh Inglis sets up Scorchers BBL victory

Ethan James
Opener Josh Inglis with 73 has led Perth to a thumping 77-run BBL win over the Hurricanes in Hobart

Josh Inglis set the stage with the bat and Jhye Richardson did the damage with the ball as Perth notched a dominant BBL victory over an out-of-sorts Hobart at Bellerive Oval.

Inglis hit a career-best 73 from 46 on Monday night against the Hurricanes, with the Scorchers winning by 77 runs to jump to third on the ladder.

Inglis shared a 109-run stand with skipper Mitch Marsh, the pair coming together at 2-16 as Perth posted 7-175 batting first.

Marsh continued his strong recent form with 40 from 29 and also chipped in with 1-14 with the ball.

Inglis hit four fours and four sixes, including a full-toss ramp which cleared the boundary behind the wicketkeeper, in the Scorchers' third win in a row.

"It's always good batting with the skipper. He's really experienced and someone I can really lean on when I'm not sure (what to do)," Inglis said.

"We've been playing some good cricket in patches. Now we really feel like we're stringing games and wins together."

Richardson (4-19) made the early inroads, removing the dangerous Matthew Wade (3) and South African import David Miller (0) in the second over.

It's been a horror tournament for star signing Miller, who has a highest score of 25 from nine starts.

Marsh trapped Australian T20 representative Ben McDermott lbw for one in the ninth over in what was virtually the death knell for the Hurricanes.

Richardson returned late to pick up two tail-end scalps, as the Hurricanes were all out for 98 in the 18th over.

The Hurricanes, finishing top of the table last season, have slumped to their third-straight loss and are ahead of only the winless Melbourne Renegades on the ladder.

Veteran George Bailey showed glimpses of his best, top scoring with 36 for the hosts but had little support, apart from Caleb Jewell (28) and Simon Milenko (19).