Barrow’s Liam Livingstone took the final two wickets as Perth Scorchers’ resurgence in the Big Bash League continued with a 77-run thrashing of Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval.

Although Livingstone (2-5) polished things off with the ball for the Scorchers, he’ll admit their start performers came elsewhere in the line-up.

His fellow opener Josh Inglis smashed 73 off just 46 balls and was part of a match-defining third-wicket partnership of 109 with captain Mitch Marsh as the visitors posted 175-7.

In reply, the Hurricanes fell in a heap, as they were bowled out for just 98 in 17.1 overs, with paceman Jhye Richardson taking 4-19 for the Scorchers, who are up to third in the table.

After Perth were put in to bat, Livingstone fell for just three in the second over when he was caught behind off Tom Rogers.

Marsh then made 40 alongside Inglis, who struck four fours and four sixes, although the middle order weren’t quite able to make the most of their good work.

Richardson removed key Hobart men Matthew Wade (3) and David Miller (0) in the second over before George Bailey (36) gave some resistance.

However, the end soon came after Simon Milenko fell with the score on 81-4, with Livingstone finishing matters by first having Bailey taken at long on by Chris Jordan before Qais Ahmed launched him to Cameron Bancroft at deep midwicket.