Twitter Reactions: Burns and Ross win Brisbane Heat a last over

Burns deposited the second ball off the final over for a 98-meter six. A four from Alex Ross was good enough to secure a win.

Joe Burns
Brisbane player Joe Burns hits the ball during the Big Bash League. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat’s start performer Chris Lynn was finally fit to be picked in the playing XI while for Shane Watson led Sydne Thunder, Callum Ferguson replaced Adrian Blizzard. Sydney Thunder opted to bat first after winning the toss at the fully packed Gabba.

It was Shadab Khan who started the proceedings for the Heat as they didn’t let the Thunder openers start strongly. Patterson became the first victim of Josh Lalor in the fifth over of the game before the rain arrived. The contest was cut short to 17-overs per side because of the interruption.


Shane Watson in full flow

Watson joined Jos Buttler after the rain delay. Shadab knocked Buttler’s timber as he looked shaky throughout his innings of 23 runs where he could only manage to hit a four. Watson, on the other hand, hit clear and collected 17 runs off Mitchell Swepson’s 2nd over. He soon completed his 2nd half-century of the season from just 25 balls when he smashed two consecutive boundaries off Brendan Doggett. Watson hit 6 fours and 2 sixes before becoming the 2nd victim of leg-spinner Shadab for 56 runs.

A late flurry in the last two overs of the innings by Callum Ferguson as he scored 37 runs off 26 balls helped the Sydney Thunders post a good total of 149 runs in their 17 overs which was updated to 151 runs, courtesy DLS.

McCullum fails

Heat’s skipper McCullum failed to have any impact in the run chase as his former Black Caps teammate disturbed his timber with a slower delivery. It was Chris Lynn who walked in with a massive reception from the crowd at the Gabba. He didn’t disappoint the crowd at all as he smashed the first ball he faced for a four. He blasted a six and two fours off Mitchell McClenaghan’s over. He holed out in the deep trying to smack the first ball against Watson who had a fielder just at the right spot. He scored 25 runs off just 9 deliveries and hit 4 fours and a six in his cameo.

Peirson became Arjun Nair’s first victim but not before smashing a couple of fours and a six after the slow start he had when Lynn was in charge. Joe Burns along with Alex Ross took the game pretty close in the end. Ross hit McClenaghan for a six in the last ball of his over to make sure they need 9 runs off the last over.

Burns deposited the second ball off the final over for a 98-meter six. A four from Alex Ross was good enough to secure a win as Blizzard let the ball go through his hands.

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