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8th February, 2019
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First Innings: Brisbane Heat



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8th February, 2019

Brisbane Heat

Match Complete

Melbourne Stars


Brisbane Heat win by 10 wickets

0/15 (1.0) *Bravo O: 10.0 Cutting* 81 (30)
0/28 (2.0) Lamichhane RR:13.54 Bryant 71 (30)
First Innings: Melbourne Stars8/156RR: 6.69O: 20.0

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First Innings: Melbourne Stars 8/156 RR: 6.69 O: 20.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

M.P. Stoinis

run out (Ross)

81 51 7 2 158.82

B.R. Dunk

c. Cutting b. Renshaw

14 10 1 1 140.00

P.S.P. Handscomb+

c. Renshaw b. Lalor

1 2 0 0 50.00

G.J. Maxwell*

c+b. Lalor

5 3 1 0 166.67

N.J. Maddinson

c. Bryant b. Swepson

12 19 1 0 63.16

S.E. Gotch

c. Ross b. Prestwidge

11 14 0 0 78.57

D.J. Bravo

run out (Swepson)

21 16 1 1 131.25

J.M. Bird

c. Renshaw b. Lalor

3 5 0 0 60.00

A. Zampa

not out

0 0 0 0 0.00

D.J. Worrall


S. Lamichhane



(b 0, lb 1, w 7, nb 0)

Total 156  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
M.T. Renshaw 2.0 0 21 1 10.50
J.K. Lalor 4.0 0 43 3 10.75
M.P. Kuhnemann 4.0 0 30 0 7.50
J.A. Prestwidge 4.0 0 20 1 5.00
B.C.J. Cutting 3.0 0 19 0 6.33
M.J. Swepson 3.0 0 22 1 7.33
First Innings: Brisbane Heat 0/158 RR: 13.54 O: 10.0
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR

M.A. Bryant

not out

71 30 6 5 236.67

B.C.J. Cutting

not out

81 30 4 8 270.00

C.A. Lynn*


B.B. McCullum


M.T. Renshaw


A.I. Ross


J.J. Peirson+


J.A. Prestwidge


J.K. Lalor


M.J. Swepson


M.P. Kuhnemann



(b 0, lb 0, w 6, nb 0)

Total 158  
Bowlers O M R W Ec
D.J. Worrall 2.0 0 22 0 11.00
J.M. Bird 1.0 0 16 0 16.00
A. Zampa 2.0 0 31 0 15.50
M.P. Stoinis 1.0 0 24 0 24.00
G.J. Maxwell 1.0 0 22 0 22.00
S. Lamichhane 2.0 0 28 0 14.00
D.J. Bravo 1.0 0 15 0 15.00

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Brisbane Heat play the Melbourne Stars in the 53rd game of the Big Bash League this season and it will be a match that has big consequences on who makes it to the finals. The Gabba in Brisbane will host this one and it starts at 8:40pm AEDT. You can follow it live with The Roar below.

It’s a game that can decide who the final four teams are.

The Heat need to win it to remain in the competition, having garnered just 11 points from their 13 games to the fourth-placed Stars’ 12 from 12.

A loss for Brisbane means they would be out of the reckoning, but with that they will also end the hopes of the sixth-placed Sydney Thunder.

The Thunder’s only chance is for the Heat to win this and for Stars to lose their final game before Thunder can win their final game with a margin that overcomes Heat.

What this means is that a win for the Stars will end all permutations as far as qualifying for the final four is concerned.

That Brisbane have made a late dash towards having an outside chance of making it to the finals is part-creditable, part-lucky.

Lucky because of the way they got away in their game against the Sydney Thunder with a point after a power-failure ended the game early.

However, going into the final three matches of the league stage, the Heat had just seven points and looked like they were left without momentum and on their way out to a meek finish to the tournament.


They had gone without a win for four matches going into their game against the Perth Scorchers and a Chris Lynn-led half-century steered them to a six-wicket win that arrested that record.

This was followed by a chase of 177 against the Adelaide Strikers that left them reeling at 3/18 at one stage but a 50-ball 90 off the bat of Matt Renshaw and half-century by Brendon McCullum in his last BBL season, guided them out of trouble and to their fifth win.

Now, another victory against the Stars will take them to 13 points, finishing their engagements at that level.

It would also leave the Stars with no option but to win their final league encounter to qualify for the final-four stage.

The Stars batting has been majorly held together by Marcus Stoinis and to a lesser extent by Ben Dunk but they have otherwise struggled to get going. Even Glenn Maxwell’s numbers haven’t looked as fascinating.

Stoinis leads the bowling charts for the Stars too, having played just nine games and still picked up the joint-highest wickets for his team with Dwayne Bravo. And yet, 14 wickets is 10 short of the top wicket-taker this season.

All of which makes for an exciting between two teams who have both had their struggles in the season.

Be sure to join The Roar for live coverage of this Heat vs Stars game in the BBL08 from 8:40pm AEDT and don’t forget to drop a comment in the section below.


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