Commentary: Adelaide Strikers Vs Brisbane Heat, 40th Match

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 40th Match

Brisbane Heat won by 17 runs

BRH - 154 (19.3)
ADS - 137/9 (20)

CRR:  6.85

Player of the Match


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Matthew Kuhnemann is the Player of the Match.

18:53 Local Time, 08:23 GMT, 13:53 IST: The Heat win and stay alive in contention for the playoffs. They have done the double over the Strikers this season. Excellent effort from Heat who defended 154. Matt Kuhnemann started it off with Head's wicket in the first over and despite Lynn and Short looking dangerous, the Heat got them out at the right stage. All the bowlers worked together with Spencer Johnson bowling extremely quick in the high 140s. James Bazley got the big wickets and CdG's comical run-out was the last straw for the Strikers. Khawaja marshalled his bowlers well who were right on the money in a pressure game. The Strikers would be disappointed at not chasing down 155 with Short and Lynn in good form. Stay tuned to know who the Player of the Match is.

ADS: 137-9 after 20 overs

19.6 Neser to Conway, FOUR, Conway cuts hard and finds the sweeper cover fence but the Heat win. On a back of a length outside off, Conway finishes with a four

19.5 Neser to Siddle, 1 run, full on the stumps, Siddle makes room and lofts to sweeper cover

Peter Siddle, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.4 Neser to Boyce, out Caught by Labuschagne!! Off-pace short ball, Boyce pulls but does not get the elevation, deep mid-wicket runs in and takes the catch. One more wicket left. Boyce c Labuschagne b Neser 11(7) [4s-2]

Neser to Boyce, THATS OUT!! Caught!!

19.3 Neser to Boyce, no run, yorker length outside off, Boyce drives and misses, that should be the game

19.2 Neser to Boyce, FOUR, another low full-toss on the stumps, Boyce heaves and drags the inside-edge wide of fine-leg

19.1 Neser to Conway, 1 run, low full-toss on the stumps, driven to long-on

Michael Neser [3.0-0-20-0] is back into the attack

28 off the last over!

ADS: 127-8 after 19 overs

18.6 Spencer Johnson to Boyce, 2 runs, back of a length on the stumps, Boyce pulls and the top-edge is in the air, deep mid-wicket sprints in and dives forward but can't get there as the ball falls in front

18.5 Spencer Johnson to Boyce, FOUR, nice. Yorker on off, Boyce makes room and opens the face of the bat to steer it square of the wicket on the off-side, places it wide of sweeper cover

18.4 Spencer Johnson to Boyce, no run, another yorker on the stumps, Boyce makes room and drives to cover. A dot

18.3 Spencer Johnson to Conway, leg byes, 1 run, short of length on the stumps , Conway fails to work it away, rapped on the pads but sliding down leg

Harry Conway, right handed bat, comes to the crease

18.2 Spencer Johnson to Wes Agar, out Bowled!! Terrific yorker and Wes Agar goes. Fine delivery on the base of off-stump, Wes Agar makes room to drive and misses, crashes into the stumps. Wes Agar b Spencer Johnson 0(2)

Spencer Johnson to Wes Agar, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!