Brisbane Heat won against Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Monday, January 1st, 2018 | 0

In 8th match of ongoing season of Big Bash League competition, Sydney Thunder faced Brisbane Heat and the match took place in 27th December, 2017 which was taken place at the Gabba, Brisbane. It was the home venue of Brisbane and so, they got home ground facility and used it against Thunder. In the match, Brisbane Heat won against Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets.

Brisbane Heat won against Sydney Thunder by 6 wickets

It was the last match of 2nd round in KFC Big Bash League where Sydney Thunder won the toss and decided to bat first instead of bowling. Basically considering the previous matches in the season of BBL, first bowling team won in maximum cases and so, Thunder should take the bowl first which was proven later. By batting first in 17 overs, Thunder scored 149 runs by losing just 4 wickets where Shane Watson scored highest 56 runs in 34 balls. They could win the match because score was almost good. But Brisbane Heat played very well against the Thunder bowlers and chased the score successfully in 16.5 overs. Joe Burns was the top scorer of Heat who remained not out with 45 runs.

It was the 3rd match of both teams and considering their previous statistics, both teams won one match each in the season of Big Bash League.

Sydney Thunder came to bat with their two opener Buttler and Patterson. Both of them tried to make a good start but Buttler took much balls. He scored just 23 runs in 24 balls where Patterson scored just 11 runs so far. Later, skipper Shane Watson came up and made a partnership with Ferguson. They played well and based on their score, the team of Thunder made their score to 149 run. Watson scored highest 56 runs for the team. He made several shots where Ferguson scored 37 runs. After them Rohrer and Nair finished the innings. Basically, Thunder played well but if they did able to score few more runs, then result could be different. Due to D/L method, the match reduced to 17 overs and at the end of the overs, they scored 149 runs so far. Lalor and Shadab Khan took two wickets for Brisbane Heat.

However, Peirson and McCullum tried to make a good start because tharget was higher than expected and in 17 overs, it seemed difficult to chase the score. But in 9 runs McCullum was gone with just 5 runs. Later, Peirson and Lynn started to make shot but Lynn also did not add much runs but scored just 25 runs. He faced just 9 balls. Later, Burns played well and remained not out till the end. He scored 45 runs. Based on their good performance, in 16.5 overs, they made it to the target. Heat just lost four wickets so far.

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