Twitter Reactions: Clinical Hurricanes end Brisbane Heat's hopes of qualifying for the knockouts

Twitter Reactions: Clinical Hurricanes end Brisbane Heat’s hopes of qualifying for the knockouts

The Heat are more or less knocked out of the tournament.

D Arcy Short
D’arcy Short of the Hobart Hurricanes. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The doors of the semi-finals are closing fast for the non-performing teams in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL). After Perth Scorchers were ruled out of the tournament last night, Brisbane Heat have also joined them now as they were literally hammered by the Hobart Hurricanes at the Bellerive Oval on Tuesday. D’Arcy Short was the star again with his dashing performance with the bat and was ideally supported by Caleb Jewell.

Chasing a modest total of 146 runs, the Hurricanes lost their skipper Matthew Wade early in the second over. But then Short and Jewell made sure that there were no hiccups in the chase. Both played calmly early on to get hold of the pitch and then launched an attack on the opposition thanks to the small square boundaries of the venue.

The Heat, after a point, left hopes of winning the game as there was no respite at any end for them. Eventually, the Hurricanes reached the total with a massive 34 balls to spare. While Short slammed 68 off just 41 balls, Jewell also matched him scoring 61 off 38 balls. Interestingly, both of them slammed eight fours and a six each as Hobart registered their ninth win of the season.

Ross and Peirson propel Heat

Earlier after being invited to bat first, the Brisbane Heat got off to the worst start with their top four batsmen going back to the hut with virtually nothing on the board. They were reduced to 27/4 in the powerplay. But then Alex Ross and Jimmy Peirson took control of the proceedings.

They first resurrected the innings and then attacked the bowlers. The 109-run partnership was finally broken in the 18th over of the innings as David Moody got better of Ross but not before scoring 62 off 35 deliveries. Even Peirson got to his half-century but the Heat couldn’t accelerate in the last two overs to finish on 145/6 after 20 overs. The score was way below par which was chased down easily by the Hurricanes in the end.

Here’s how Twitter reacted during the game:

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