Twitter Reactions: Dan Christian defends 13 in the last over as Heat lose first home game of the season

From hailing D'Acry Short, Daniel Christian to feeling sad for Alex Ross, here's how Twitter reacted during the game.

Cameron Boyce
Cameron Boyce of the Hurricanes celebrates with teammates. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

D’Arcy Short’s all-round effort and brilliant spin bowling from Boyce held on the Heat’s brilliant run at home. It was Dan Christian who held to his nerve in the final over as he defended 13 runs. Brisbane Heat’s star performer Chris Lynn was ruled out of the remaining BBL fixtures following his injury and he was replaced by Marnus Labuschagne for the gamer against Hobart Hurricanes who didn’t tinker with their playing XI.

After winning the toss, Hobart skipper George Bailey opted to bat first. Mark Steketee removed Hurricane opener Doolan in the 3rd over of the innings but D’Arcy Short combined with Mathew Wade for a 64-run stand as the opener teed off while the wicketkeeper batsmen Wade was rotating the strike. He hit 3 consecutive boundaries in the 5th over and 2 sixes in the sixth over to raise the 50 of the side inside the powerplay over.

Spinners managed to tie up the run-flow in the middle over and Ben Cutting got the wicket of Wade because of pressure created by the spinners. Short completed his half-century in 29 balls but he continued to clobber the bowlers for fours and six. Short completed his century when he deposited Doggett’s 5th ball of the over for a six over long-on.

The Short assault continued in the final over as well where he hit 3 consecutive sixes in the Steketee over to take the side’s score to 179 runs in the 20 overs. Short remained not out on 122 of 69 deliveries (highest score of BBL history). He hit 8 fours and as many sixes in his innings.

The Run Chase

Heat openers Sam Heazlett and skipper Brendon McCullum blasted their way to the run chase as they picked up 28 runs in the first two overs. McCullum targeted Tymal Mills as he smacked the bowler for back to back boundaries. Cameron Boyce, the spinner brought the downfall of the Heat skipper when he ran out to launch the spinner over the boundary. Although Heazlett continued the inning with singles and doubles. He smashed Boyce for a six to bring his highest score of the BBL.

Joe Burns looked very uncomfortable throughout his stay at the crease as spinners Boyce and centurion Short tied the runs from both the ends. Short sent Heazlett packing when he was caught in front of the stumps trying to sweep the spinner.

Jofra Archer held on a blinder on his follow-through to send  Ben Cutting back to the pavilion. Back to back wickets and quite overs from Archer and Boyce were adding the pressure on the Heat. Controversial run-out decision sent dangerous looking Ross but 2 sixes from Steketee kept the Heat’s in the hunt of the run chase. Jimmy Peirson’s blinder in the second last over where he smacked 18 runs off Jofra Archer meant that the Heat needed 13 off the last over. Daniel Christian had the responsibility to deliver the last over and lanky medium pacer delivered for the team at the crucial moment.

Here are the best tweets from the thrilling game