Big Bash League, Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 12, 2012
Brisbane Heat won by 12 runs
12 January 2012 - night match (20-over match)

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Toss: Brisbane have won the toss and will bat first.

No surprises that Brisbane captain Peter Forrest has elected to bat first, the last eight teams to bat first have won the game. For the Renegades, a win would put them within striking distance of the top four while Brisbane coach Darren Lehmann thinks the Heat are still a chance to make the finals with two big wins. We'll see about that!

0.1

Nannes to Robinson, no run, short on off, nips away a bit, pulls out of the shot

0.2

Nannes to Robinson, 1 wide, strays down leg

0.2

Nannes to Robinson, FOUR, length outside off, bit of width so he swings hard on the drive and gets it over point, good shot

0.3

Nannes to Robinson, OUT, oh what a gem of a ball, pitching on middle and off and swinging away to take the top of off as Robinson was trying to work through mid on

AW Robinson b Nannes 4 (3m 3b 1x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

0.4

Nannes to Lynn, no run, length on off, driven to cover

0.5

Nannes to Lynn, no run, length outside off, left alone

0.6

Nannes to Lynn, no run, pushed to cover off a length

End of over 1 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 5/1

    • CA Lynn 0 (3b)
    • ML Hayden 0 (0b)
    • DP Nannes 1-0-5-1
1.1

Maxwell to Hayden, no run, driven back to the bowler

1.2

Maxwell to Hayden, 1 run, worked to mid wicket

1.3

Maxwell to Lynn, no run, worked to square leg

1.4

Maxwell to Lynn, no run, full outside off and driven firmly to cover where McDonald fields well

1.5

Maxwell to Lynn, 1 leg bye, full on leg, off the pad to short fine leg

1.6

Maxwell to Hayden, 1 run, worked to cover point

End of over 2 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 8/1

    • ML Hayden 2 (3b)
    • CA Lynn 0 (6b)
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-2-0
    • DP Nannes 1-0-5-1
2.1

Nannes to Hayden, no run, short, advances down the track and bottom edges the pull shot into his thigh

2.2

Nannes to Hayden, no run, flicked firmly to square leg

2.3

Nannes to Hayden, no run, full outside off, drives hard but can't connect

2.4

Nannes to Hayden, 1 run, driven through cover point

2.5

Nannes to Lynn, no run, length on off, defended to cover

2.6

Nannes to Lynn, SIX, short on leg and that releases the pressure for him, pulling it away over deep square leg, well hit

End of over 3 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 15/1

    • CA Lynn 6 (8b 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 3 (7b)
    • DP Nannes 2-0-12-1
    • GJ Maxwell 1-0-2-0
3.1

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, no run, full outside off, drags the drive to mid on

3.2

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, SIX, full on off, opens his shoulders up and drives straight through the line, easy as you like

3.3

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, no run, driven to mid off

3.4

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, no run, swings across the line but can't connect

3.5

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, no run, length outside off, beats the edge as he tries to drive

3.6

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, 1 run, driven to mid on

End of over 4 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 22/1

    • ML Hayden 10 (13b 1x6)
    • CA Lynn 6 (8b 1x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-7-0
    • DP Nannes 2-0-12-1
4.1

Nannes to Hayden, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg

4.2

Nannes to Lynn, 2 runs, full outside off, swings across the line through mid wicket

4.3

Nannes to Lynn, no run, beats the outside edge as he drives

4.4

Nannes to Lynn, no run, worked to mid wicket

4.5

Nannes to Lynn, no run, length on leg, tries to flick away but can't connect

4.6

Nannes to Lynn, 1 run, worked down to third man

End of over 5 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 26/1

    • CA Lynn 9 (13b 1x6)
    • ML Hayden 11 (14b 1x6)
    • DP Nannes 3-0-16-1
    • Abdul Razzaq 1-0-7-0
5.1

Abdul Razzaq to Lynn, SIX, picks this up off a length and smashes over long on, brilliant timing

5.2

Abdul Razzaq to Lynn, FOUR, full on off, smashes this straight back down the ground, pure force

5.3

Abdul Razzaq to Lynn, 2 runs, driven through point

5.4

Abdul Razzaq to Lynn, 1 run, slower ball swept down to deep backward square leg

5.5

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, FOUR, length on off, swings across the line and gets an inside edge past short fine leg, unlucky for Razzaq there

5.6

Abdul Razzaq to Hayden, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg

End of over 6 (18 runs) Brisbane Heat 44/1

    • ML Hayden 16 (16b 1x4 1x6)
    • CA Lynn 22 (17b 1x4 2x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-25-0
    • DP Nannes 3-0-16-1
6.1

Shahid Afridi to Hayden, 2 runs, worked through mid wicket with soft hands so they can get back for two

6.2

Shahid Afridi to Hayden, no run

6.3

Shahid Afridi to Hayden, 2 runs, full toss worked through mid wicket

6.4

Shahid Afridi to Hayden, no run, driven to mid wicket

6.5

Shahid Afridi to Hayden, 1 run, worked through backward point

6.6

Shahid Afridi to Lynn, FOUR, full outside off and driven through cover

End of over 7 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 53/1

    • CA Lynn 26 (18b 2x4 2x6)
    • ML Hayden 21 (21b 1x4 1x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-9-0
    • Abdul Razzaq 2-0-25-0
7.1

Harwood to Hayden, 1 run, full and driven through cover

7.2

Harwood to Lynn, 1 run, worked through mid wicket

7.3

Harwood to Hayden, 1 run

7.4

Harwood to Lynn, 1 run, full and driven through cover

7.5

Harwood to Hayden, FOUR, full and driven through long off, the man can't quite get there

7.6

Harwood to Hayden, no run, yorker dug out back to the bowler

End of over 8 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 61/1

    • ML Hayden 27 (25b 2x4 1x6)
    • CA Lynn 28 (20b 2x4 2x6)
    • SM Harwood 1-0-8-0
    • Shahid Afridi 1-0-9-0
8.1

Heal to Lynn, 1 run, driven to long off who fields on the first bounce

8.2

Heal to Hayden, no run, driven back to the bowler

8.3

Heal to Hayden, 1 run, worked to short fine leg

8.4

Heal to Lynn, 1 run, whipped through the leg side

8.5

Heal to Hayden, OUT, darted in short of a length, rocks back to pull to long on, Maxwell charges in to take a great catch diving forward

ML Hayden c Maxwell b Heal 28 (36m 28b 2x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

8.6

Heal to Lynn, no run

End of over 9 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 64/2

    • CA Lynn 30 (23b 2x4 2x6)
    • DT Christian 0 (0b)
    • AK Heal 1-0-3-1
    • SM Harwood 1-0-8-0
9.1

Shahid Afridi to Christian, 3 runs, flicked to fine leg where Razzaq does well to pull it back in

9.2

Shahid Afridi to Lynn, no run, defended back to the bowler

9.3

Shahid Afridi to Lynn, FOUR, pulled to deep mid wicket and it pierces the two fielders on the rope, Maxwell seems to have hurt himself diving for that one

9.4

Shahid Afridi to Lynn, no run

9.5

Shahid Afridi to Lynn, OUT, length outside off, tries to cut but gets a feather edge through to the keeper

CA Lynn c †Manou b Shahid Afridi 34 (36m 27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 125.92

9.6

Shahid Afridi to Forrest, OUT, oh the wrong'un has completely beaten him, brilliant nut goes straight through the gate

PJ Forrest b Shahid Afridi 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 10 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 71/4

    • DT Christian 3 (1b)
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-16-2
    • AK Heal 1-0-3-1
10.1

Heal to Christian, no run, gets forward to defend

10.2

Heal to Christian, 1 run, drives to long on

10.3

Heal to van der Merwe, 1 run, driven to long on

10.4

Heal to Christian, no run, defended back to the bowler

10.5

Heal to Christian, no run

10.6

Heal to Christian, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 11 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 74/4

    • DT Christian 5 (6b)
    • RE van der Merwe 1 (1b)
    • AK Heal 2-0-6-1
    • Shahid Afridi 2-0-16-2
11.1

Shahid Afridi to Christian, no run, gets forward to the hat-trick ball and edges safely through first slip along the ground

11.2

Shahid Afridi to Christian, OUT, the wrong'un does it again, turning back and catching him plumb in front as he tried to work through mid wicket

DT Christian lbw b Shahid Afridi 5 (10m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

11.3

Shahid Afridi to Vettori, 1 run, full and pushed to mid off

11.4

Shahid Afridi to van der Merwe, FOUR, length outside off, guided to third man nicely, great timing and placement

11.5

Shahid Afridi to van der Merwe, no run, another wron'un forces him back as he pushes to the leg side

11.6

Shahid Afridi to van der Merwe, no run, off the pad and down to the leg side

End of over 12 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 79/5

    • RE van der Merwe 5 (4b 1x4)
    • DL Vettori 1 (1b)
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-21-3
    • AK Heal 2-0-6-1
12.1

Heal to Vettori, 1 run, driven to long off

12.2

Heal to van der Merwe, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

12.3

Heal to Vettori, no run, full outside off, beats the bat on the reverse sweep

12.4

Heal to Vettori, 1 run, sweeps to deep mid wicket

12.5

Heal to van der Merwe, 1 run, pushed to point

12.6

Heal to Vettori, 1 run, connects on the reverse sweep this time, down to short third man

End of over 13 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 84/5

    • DL Vettori 4 (5b)
    • RE van der Merwe 7 (6b 1x4)
    • AK Heal 3-0-11-1
    • Shahid Afridi 3-0-21-3
13.1

Harwood to Vettori, no run, full on off, swings across the line and misses everything

13.2

Harwood to Vettori, 1 run, flicked through square leg

13.3

Harwood to van der Merwe, no run, yorker outside off, hits into the ground and through to the keeper

13.4

Harwood to van der Merwe, SIX, full outside off, swings hard at it and clears the rope, great shot but too much width offered by Harwood

13.5

Harwood to van der Merwe, 1 run, bottom edge on the cut down to third man

13.6

Harwood to Vettori, 1 run, worked through mid on

End of over 14 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 93/5

    • DL Vettori 6 (8b)
    • RE van der Merwe 14 (9b 1x4 1x6)
    • SM Harwood 2-0-17-0
    • AK Heal 3-0-11-1
14.1

Heal to Vettori, SIX, gets down for the slog sweep and smashes it over the man on the rope at deep mid wicket

14.2

Heal to Vettori, 1 bye, tries to reverse sweep but can't connect, keeper fumbles

14.3

Heal to van der Merwe, 1 run, slog sweeps to deep mid wicket

14.4

Heal to Vettori, 2 runs, punched through cover who misfields poorly to allow two

14.5

Heal to Vettori, 1 run, driven to long on

14.6

Heal to van der Merwe, no run, sweeps to short fine leg

End of over 15 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 104/5

    • RE van der Merwe 15 (11b 1x4 1x6)
    • DL Vettori 15 (12b 1x6)
    • AK Heal 4-0-21-1
    • SM Harwood 2-0-17-0
15.1

Shahid Afridi to Vettori, 1 run, flicked through mid wicket

15.2

Shahid Afridi to van der Merwe, 1 run, cut through point

15.3

Shahid Afridi to Vettori, 1 run, sweeps through backward square leg

15.4

Shahid Afridi to van der Merwe, SIX, down for the slog sweep and goes over long on this time, didn't get it all but enough to clear the rope

15.5

Shahid Afridi to van der Merwe, 1 run, guided to backward point

15.6

Shahid Afridi to Vettori, FOUR, sweeps brilliantly through mid wicket finding the gap between two men on the rope

End of over 16 (14 runs) Brisbane Heat 118/5

    • DL Vettori 21 (15b 1x4 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 23 (14b 1x4 2x6)
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-35-3
    • AK Heal 4-0-21-1
16.1

Nannes to van der Merwe, 1 run, full and driven to cover where McDonald fields brilliantly

16.2

Nannes to Vettori, 1 run, full on leg, flicked through mid wicket

16.3

Nannes to van der Merwe, 1 run, driven to long on

16.4

Nannes to Vettori, (no ball) 2 runs, short on off, pulled to deep mid wicket who takes an easy catch, but it's called no ball for too many out of the circle

16.4

Nannes to Vettori, FOUR, backs away and slaps through cover

16.5

Nannes to Vettori, FOUR, full outside off, steps across and whips it over backward square leg, great shot

16.6

Nannes to Vettori, FOUR, full toss on off, steps across and flicks to fine leg, great shot, bounces once before going over the rope

End of over 17 (18 runs) Brisbane Heat 136/5

    • DL Vettori 36 (20b 4x4 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 25 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • DP Nannes 4-0-34-1
    • Shahid Afridi 4-0-35-3
17.1

Harwood to van der Merwe, 1 run, driven to long off

17.2

Harwood to Vettori, 1 run, driven to long on

17.3

Harwood to van der Merwe, 1 run, driven through cover

17.4

Harwood to Vettori, 4 leg byes, steps across and gets pad to fine leg

17.5

Harwood to Vettori, 2 runs, whipped to fine leg

17.6

Harwood to Vettori, 1 run

End of over 18 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 146/5

    • DL Vettori 40 (24b 4x4 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 27 (18b 1x4 2x6)
    • SM Harwood 3-0-23-0
    • DP Nannes 4-0-34-1
18.1

Abdul Razzaq to Vettori, OUT, full outside off, down for the slog sweep and top edges to short fine leg

DL Vettori c Nannes b Abdul Razzaq 40 (28m 25b 4x4 1x6) SR: 160.00

18.2

Abdul Razzaq to van der Merwe, 2 runs, whipped through mid wicket, only just gets back for two as it goes to the third umpire

18.3

Abdul Razzaq to van der Merwe, 1 run, short and pulled to mid wicket

18.4

Abdul Razzaq to Neser, 1 run, flicked to long on

18.5

Abdul Razzaq to van der Merwe, 1 run, full toss outside off, driven to deep cover

18.6

Abdul Razzaq to Neser, SIX, 6;shortish outside off, pulls this hard and straight back down the ground, that is huge as it flies into the crowd

End of over 19 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 157/6

    • MG Neser 7 (2b 1x6)
    • RE van der Merwe 31 (21b 1x4 2x6)
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-36-1
    • SM Harwood 3-0-23-0
19.1

Harwood to van der Merwe, FOUR, full toss outside off, driven through backward point

19.2

Harwood to van der Merwe, 1 run, driven to long off

19.3

Harwood to Neser, FOUR, short on off, pulls hard across the line out to deep mid wicket

19.4

Harwood to Neser, 1 run, driven to long on

19.5

Harwood to van der Merwe, OUT, full toss outside off, mistimes the drive straight down long off's throat, easy catch

RE van der Merwe c Reardon b Harwood 36 (40m 24b 2x4 2x6) SR: 150.00

19.6

Harwood to Neser, 1 run, full outside off, swings hard out to deep cover

What a rollercoaster innings that was! The Renegades start on fire with a wicket in the first over before the Heat fight back through Hayden and Lynn. Then Afridi rips through the middle order before van der Merwe and Vettori put on a rear-guard action. Join us again shortly for an exciting run chase.

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 168/7

    • MG Neser 13 (5b 1x4 1x6)
    • CD Hartley 0 (0b)
    • SM Harwood 4-0-34-1
    • Abdul Razzaq 3-0-36-1
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