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    Brisbane Heat v Perth Scorchers

    BRISBANE CRICKET GROUND, JANUARY 11, 2017

    Match 23 - BRH v PRS

     
    Perth Scorchers 1st Inn 5/156
    Brisbane Heat 1st Inn 129 All Out
    Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bowl
    Perth Scorchers won by 27 runs
    Brisbane Heat Over:19.2  RR:6.67
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    MT Steketee* 3 3 0 0 100.00
    TS Mills 0 0 0 0 0
    Perth Scorchers
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    AJ Tye* 3.2 0 22 4 6.60
    JA Richardson 4.0 0 34 2 8.50
    Recent Overs:
    1nb  .  1  1  .  .  .  | 6  .  1  .  3  1  | .  .  |
    Last Wicket: Steketee, MT, 3 (BWD:Tye)
    Current Partnership: 0 runs, 1 balls, RR:

    An on-fire Brisbane Heat will play host to the Perth Scorchers tonight as they look to jump up into equal first with a big win against the league leaders on the road. Join The Roar from 7:40pm (AEDT) for all the live scores, highlights and action.

    While the Heat have relied on big hitting sensation Chris Lynn for much of the tournament, having hit three 50s from five innings and sitting at the top of the run-scoring list for the competition, they’ll be without him for tonight’s clash.

    Lynn has been taken away to the Australian ODI squad to take on Pakistan, leaving the Heat with a massive hole in their batting line up.

    Brisbane still have former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to cause some damage, but the Heat will need to find a way to go big without their main strike weapon.

    After a shock first loss to the Sydney Sixers, the Heat bounced back with a dominant win in their last game, over none other than tonight’s opponents, the Perth Scorchers.

    An unbeaten 148-run partnership from Lynn and McCullum off just 73 balls guided Brisbane to a huge win over a hapless Scorchers side who had five bowlers finish with economy rates over 10 runs an over.

    While the Scorchers may be sitting back down in fourth, the nature of this year’s competition means that they’re one big, albeit very big, win away from skipping past the Stars, Sixers and even the Heat into top spot.

    Their last game was also the aforementioned defeat to the Heat last Thursday, meaning they’re coming into this one off a loss to the same team and very little game time, with just two games played this year.

    Mitch Marsh has shown some of the short form cricket exploits that got him named in the ICC ODI side of the year, recently, leading the run-scoring for the Scorchers with a pretty respectable average of 70.

    Prediction
    Both sides are in odd periods at the moment. Neither have played much cricket in the new year and the Heat have lost some of the strike power, while the Scorchers are struggling to find consistency in an up and down season for the two-time champs.

    Brisbane have found so much success this season because they’ve been able to back up their insane batting with strong and consistent bowling, something the Scorchers have done all too sparingly.

    Especially at home, the Heat will be hard to be tonight.

    Brisbane to win by 22 runs or 5 wickets.

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    • 1:12pm
      Matthew said | 1:12pm | ! Report

      So Connor, With the prediction before the game, do you feel that there may need to be two predictions now. A Prediction with Lynn in the team, and a prediction of Lynn not in the team?

    • Roar Guru

      11:11pm
      Connor Bennett said | 11:11pm | ! Report

      Andrew Tye picked up only the second hat-trick in BBL history tonight.

    • Roar Guru

      11:08pm
      Connor Bennett said | 11:08pm | ! Report

      Perth Scorchers win by 27 runs

      A massive win in the context of, well, everything that is BBL06 at the moment.

      Brisbane are no longer the unstoppable at the top of the standings, with the Scorchers actually jumping up three spots into first place on net run rate.

      There are three teams on 8 points at the top, with the Stars just one game behind on 6. The rest are all on four as the battle for finals spots continues to heat up

    • Roar Guru

      11:06pm
      Connor Bennett said | 11:06pm | ! Report

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      11:05pm
      Josh Elliott said | 11:05pm | ! Report

      It may be a wild hot take, but Chris Lynn is a fairly big out for the Heat…

      • Roar Guru

        11:10pm
        Connor Bennett said | 11:10pm | ! Report

        Getting their lowest total of the season without their top scorer might be a bit of a sign.

    • Roar Guru

      11:05pm
      Connor Bennett said | 11:05pm | ! Report

      END OF INNINGS

      From the third ball of the innings when Mitch Johnson knocked over Jimmy Peirson, the Heat looked lost in their chase.

      Continual wickets, poor running and rash shot selection all cost them early in the innings and it came back to bite them late when they needed to many too late.

      A typically superb defensive bowling performance from the Scorchers who have become the king of defending any kind of total.

      Tye finished with 4/22, including a hat-trick to finish the game to compliment a big innings of 81 from skipper Michael Klinger.

      HEA all out128 (Target 157)

    • Roar Guru

      11:03pm
      Connor Bennett said | 11:03pm | ! Report

      19.2

      HE’S GOT IT!!! HAT-TRICK FOR ANDREW TYE!!

      OUT!! M Steketee b Tye 3 (3)

      It doesn’t even look like he’s picked up on it yet. Steketee moved over to the leg side and a few steps down the wicket. Tye nails the perfect line and length, taking the top of off to not only take a hat-trick, but finish the game for the Scorchers.

      HEA all out128 (Target 157)

    • Roar Guru

      11:01pm
      Connor Bennett said | 11:01pm | ! Report

      Tye is actually on a hat-trick here, having taken a wicket off the last ball of his last over, the 18th.

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