Saturday, December 22, 2018

Brisbane are out to bounce back from their

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes. Heat need 160 runs to win.

Brisbane are out to bounce back from their

A half-century by D’Arcy Short has helped Hobart Hurricanes to reach 6-159 in their rain-affected Big Bash League clash with Brisbane Heat on the Gold Coast.

A watchful Short hit 67 off 52 balls - his seventh BBL 50 - after the Heat won the toss in a match reduced to 19 overs a side due to thunderstorms and hail.
Short hit four fours and four sixes, sharing a 59-run third-wicket stand with Ben McDermott (25), who was run out yet again.


Brisbane Heat: 

Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn (c), Joe Burns, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Ben Cutting, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mitch Swepson, Josh Lalor, Mark Steketee

Hobart Hurricanes: 

D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c/wk), Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Riley Meredith
McDermott was called through for a run by Short but was caught well short by Josh Lalor’s brilliant fielding at short fine leg.

It is the sixth time in 13 innings in all formats that McDermott has been run out, at one stage suffering the fate four times in a row.

Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2-23) opened the Heat bowling with a mesmerising spell on a slow Metricon Stadium deck.

Mark Steketee claimed 2-36, shattering Johan Botha’s bat in the final over. The match began 15 minutes late after Gold Coast’s Twenty20 weather curse struck again.

Hail and heavy rain hit the ground an hour before the scheduled 6:00pm start for the first BBL match on the tourist strip.

Light rain also fell throughout the Hurricanes’ innings.

There was a sense of deja vu after last month’s first T20 international at Metricon Stadium was reduced to a 10-overs-a-side fixture when thunderstorms hit moments before the Australia-South Africa game was about to start.

Brisbane are out to bounce back from their disappointing five-wicket loss to Adelaide Strikers in their BBL opener, while Hobart are starting their campaign.

  1.  12 minutes ago
    No need for three guesses for tonight’s Man of the Match, !
  2.   Retweeted
    FINAL: The 's are crossing the Tasman and returning home victorious! A win in their first game of , as the Heat fall to 0-2.
  3. Let's do that again! 😍 How about THIS Christmas Eve Monday afternoon? πŸ€” Full Match Offerings Here - Match Tickets Here - 7-Game Season & 2-Game Memberships Here - πŸŒͺ️πŸπŸ’œ
  4. HURRICANES WIN! πŸ™Œ Our first step in going one further in is off to the perfect start.
  5. 19 from 6 balls required by the Heat. with ball in hand. Let's go
  6. That's ✌️in a row for πŸ”₯ Steketee has been caught by and we have a hat trick ball coming up!
  7. WICKET! Reward for effort, as claims the scalp of Cutting. A releived Bailey holds the catch, with the Heat now chasing 23 runs from nine balls.
  8. RILEY! Meredith bowls Peirson to swing the contest back in 's favour after some heavy hitting from Ben Cutting. 12 balls to go, with our opposition requiring 25 runs.
  9. The Heat require 40 runs from 18 deliveries. Riley Meredith has a big over ahead πŸ’œ On the edges of your seats yet, fans?
  10. Here comes ! With 50 required from 24 balls, we're happy this man has the ball in hand πŸ‘Š Big four overs ahead for
  11. How many does need in his next five games to top the 25-match list? We're quietly confident he'll be thereabouts πŸ’ͺ

  12. WHAT A CATCH!! Dools remains composed while diving in the deep to dismiss Chris Lynn from the bowling of 🀩 The Heat are on 5-99, needing 61 from 30 balls 😬
  13. 10 overs down, nine to go (🌧️-reduced game of 19 overs apiece) We've restricted the Heat to 4-72, with the dangerous Lynn and Cutting in the middle at present.
  14. Meredith castles Heazlett for a πŸ¦† Thats 4⃣ Heat batsman back in the dugout, and we have the hosts 4-59 from eight overs. We have a feeling this is going to go down to the wire...

What a win! We've held on to defeat the Heat, with solid contributions from each and every one of the boys πŸ’ͺ Thanks to our fans for the cheers, especially when thing got tight towards the end of our first match πŸ’œ