Big Bash League

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder

Brisbane Heat won by 91 runs

Hello and welcome to the Gabba for the clash between the Heat and the Thunder. Both teams are an outside chance to make the finals but will need a big win either way. They currently sit 7th and 8th on the table, showing how close this competition is.

Toss: Sydney have won the toss and elected to bowl.

There's been rain about and the pitch has a tinge of green, so there is some thought behind the Thunder's decision to bowl. That said, 8 of the past 9 teams who have batted first have won the game. Pressure on the Thunder now to take early wickets.

0.1

Coyte to McCullum, no run, bottom edge into the ground and through to the keeper

0.2

Coyte to McCullum, 1 run, worked to the leg side

0.3

Coyte to Hayden, 1 leg bye, short on leg, hits the thigh pad and down to short fine leg

0.4

Coyte to McCullum, no run, length on off, defended to point

0.5

Coyte to McCullum, 1 run, short on leg, whipped through backward square leg

0.6

Coyte to Hayden, 1 run, advances down the wicket and drives to mid off

End of over 1 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 4/0
ML Hayden    1* (2b)      SJ Coyte    1-0-3-0
BB McCullum    2* (4b)     

1.1

Bills to Hayden, 1 run, full on leg, flicked to shrot fine leg

Nick Bills on debut tonight. Looks like he bowls little in swingers to the right handers. Not express, but plenty of movement through the air.

1.2

Bills to McCullum, no run, this one actually swings away a little, full outside off and driven to mid off

1.3

Bills to McCullum, FOUR, advances down the wicket and slaps it through cover, didn't time it perfectly but got enough of it

1.4

Bills to McCullum, OUT, brilliant catch from Abbott! Full outside off, slashes it high over cover's head and Abbott runs back to catch on the dive, such a difficult one to take and he's done it well

BB McCullum c Abbott b Bills 6 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

1.5

Bills to Hayden, no run, full and driven to mid on

1.6

Bills to Hayden, FOUR, full on leg, flicked with ease over short fine leg's head

End of over 2 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 13/1
ML Hayden    6* (5b 1x4)      ND Bills    1-0-9-1
AW Robinson    0* (0b)      SJ Coyte    1-0-3-0

2.1

Coyte to Robinson, no run, full and wide of off, smashes the drive but straight to cover, missed out there

2.2

Coyte to Robinson, no run, length on off, driven to point

2.3

Coyte to Robinson, no run, full outside off, mistimes the drive back along the ground to the bowler

2.4

Coyte to Robinson, no run, length on off, nips away and beats the outside edge

2.5

Coyte to Robinson, 1 run, length on leg, worked to mid wicket

2.6

Coyte to Hayden, OUT, short on off, rocks back on the pull but mistimes it to mid on, another big wicket

ML Hayden c Doran b Coyte 6 (13m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

The Thunder's decision to bowl first is paying early dividends

End of over 3 (1 run) Brisbane Heat 14/2
     SJ Coyte    2-0-4-1
AW Robinson    1* (5b)      ND Bills    1-0-9-1

3.1

Bills to Robinson, 1 leg bye, short on leg, off the thigh pad to square leg

3.2

Bills to Christian, no run, defended to the leg side

3.3

Bills to Christian, no run, full on middle, swinging in, hits him on the pads, half shout for LBW but appeared to be heading down leg

3.4

Bills to Christian, no run, full outside off, swings hard but can't connect

3.5

Bills to Christian, FOUR, full down leg, glanced very fine to beat fine leg

3.6

Bills to Christian, no run, defended to the leg side

End of over 4 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 19/2
DT Christian    4* (5b 1x4)      ND Bills    2-0-13-1
AW Robinson    1* (6b)      SJ Coyte    2-0-4-1

4.1

Abbott to Robinson, no run, length on off, drives to cover

4.2

Abbott to Robinson, no run, back of a length on leg, tries to guide over third man, nips back and hits his gloves, lands safely

4.3

Abbott to Robinson, no run, short outside off, shapes to cut again but can't connect, good zip off the pitch

4.4

Abbott to Robinson, FOUR, short on off again and it's third time lucky as he cuts it high over gully

4.5

Abbott to Robinson, SIX, length on off, swings hard over long on, didn't quite time it perfectly but still clears the rope

4.6

Abbott to Robinson, no run, short on off and again he can't connect on the cut shot

End of over 5 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 29/2
AW Robinson    11* (12b 1x4 1x6)      SA Abbott    1-0-10-0
DT Christian    4* (5b 1x4)      ND Bills    2-0-13-1

5.1

Bills to Christian, 1 run, worked to short mid wicket

5.2

Bills to Robinson, FOUR, full on off, smashes it straight back over the bowler's head, got all of that

5.3

Bills to Robinson, FOUR, short and cut through point, starting to find his groove here

5.4

Bills to Robinson, SIX, length on leg and he goes big over deep mid wicket, great shot

5.5

Bills to Robinson, OUT, well set up there, moving a man back to deep square leg and then banging one in short, got him hook line and sinker, a big wicket

AW Robinson c Abbott b Bills 25 (15m 16b 3x4 2x6) SR: 156.25

5.6

Bills to Forrest, no run, full outside off, swings hard at the drive but beats the bat

End of over 6 (15 runs) Brisbane Heat 44/3
PJ Forrest    0* (1b)      ND Bills    3-0-28-2
DT Christian    5* (6b 1x4)      SA Abbott    1-0-10-0

6.1

Day to Christian, 1 wide, length and strays down leg

6.1

Day to Christian, no run, length on off, defended to cover

6.2

Day to Christian, FOUR, bit of width outside off, cuts hard at it and gets an edge througgh the vacant slip region

6.3

Day to Christian, 2 runs, slower ball drivein in the air down to third man

6.4

Day to Christian, 1 wide, strays down leg

6.4

Day to Christian, 1 run

6.5

Day to Forrest, 2 runs, length on off, inside edge just past the stumps, they get two as fine leg was slow off the mark

6.6

Day to Forrest, 2 runs, worked down to fine leg

End of over 7 (13 runs) Brisbane Heat 57/3
PJ Forrest    4* (3b)      MR Day    1-0-13-0
DT Christian    12* (10b 2x4)      ND Bills    3-0-28-2

7.1

Doran to Christian, no run, nicely flighted, gets forward to defend

7.2

Doran to Christian, 2 runs, full on leg, whipped through the leg side

7.3

Doran to Christian, 1 run, full and driven to long on

7.4

Doran to Forrest, 1 run, punched to long on

7.5

Doran to Christian, 1 run, whipped through square leg

7.6

Doran to Forrest, no run, cut to cover

End of over 8 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 62/3
PJ Forrest    5* (5b)      LA Doran    1-0-5-0
DT Christian    16* (14b 2x4)      MR Day    1-0-13-0

8.1

Abbott to Christian, no run, full on leg, worked to mid wicket

8.2

Abbott to Christian, no run, length outside off, swings hard but doesn't connect

8.3

Abbott to Christian, 1 run, short on off, worked to short mid wicket

8.4

Abbott to Forrest, no run, lenth on leg, worked to mid wicket

8.5

Abbott to Forrest, FOUR, oh so lucky, swinging hard on the pull shot and top edging over the keeper's head

8.6

Abbott to Forrest, 1 run, worked through square leg

End of over 9 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 68/3
PJ Forrest    10* (8b 1x4)      SA Abbott    2-0-16-0
DT Christian    17* (17b 2x4)      LA Doran    1-0-5-0

9.1

Doran to Forrest, no run, full and driven back to the bowler, Doran gets a hand on it and back onto the stumps, he just gets back

9.2

Doran to Forrest, 1 run, driven to long off

9.3

Doran to Christian, 1 run, driven to long off

9.4

Doran to Forrest, 1 run, cut through cover

9.5

Doran to Christian, FOUR, uses his feet and goes inside out over cover brilliantly

9.6

Doran to Christian, 2 runs, driven wide of long off, they push hard and get back for two

End of over 10 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 77/3
DT Christian    24* (20b 3x4)      LA Doran    2-0-14-0
PJ Forrest    12* (11b 1x4)      SA Abbott    2-0-16-0

10.1

Day to Forrest, 2 runs, full outside off, driven through long off

10.2

Day to Forrest, no run, beats the outside edge as he's fishing at it outside off

10.3

Day to Forrest, 2 runs, short on off, nips back but he guides it to third man

10.4

Day to Forrest, SIX, full outside off, gets down on one knee and swings hard over long on, great power

10.5

Day to Forrest, 1 run

10.6

Day to Christian, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 11 (12 runs) Brisbane Heat 89/3
DT Christian    25* (21b 3x4)      MR Day    2-0-25-0
PJ Forrest    23* (16b 1x4 1x6)      LA Doran    2-0-14-0

11.1

Gayle to Christian, no run

11.2

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

11.3

Gayle to Christian, 1 run, full on leg, flicked to fine leg

11.4

Gayle to Forrest, no run, darted in, worked to the leg side

11.5

Gayle to Forrest, 2 runs, full toss on off, cuts through cover

11.6

Gayle to Forrest, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 12 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 93/3
PJ Forrest    26* (19b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0
DT Christian    26* (24b 3x4)      MR Day    2-0-25-0

12.1

Coyte to Forrest, 1 wide, full and strays down leg

12.1

Coyte to Forrest, no run, yorker dug out to short mid wicket

12.2

Coyte to Forrest, 1 run, full outside off, driven to deep cover

12.3

Coyte to Christian, no run, length on off, driven across the line to mid wicket

12.4

Coyte to Christian, 1 run, full on off, driven to long on

12.5

Coyte to Forrest, 1 run, yorker flicked to short fine leg

12.6

Coyte to Christian, 1 run, driven to long off

End of over 13 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 98/3
DT Christian    28* (27b 3x4)      SJ Coyte    3-0-9-1
PJ Forrest    28* (22b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    1-0-4-0

13.1

Gayle to Christian, 1 wide, wide down leg

13.1

Gayle to Christian, 1 run, full toss on leg, flicked to long on

13.2

Gayle to Forrest, 1 run, driven to long off

13.3

Gayle to Christian, 3 runs, full toss on leg, pulled through mid wicket, Armstrong misfields to allow the third

13.4

Gayle to Forrest, 1 run, full and driven to deep cover

13.5

Gayle to Christian, 1 run, worked to short mid wicket

13.6

Gayle to Forrest, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked to fine leg

End of over 14 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 108/3
PJ Forrest    32* (25b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-14-0
DT Christian    33* (30b 3x4)      SJ Coyte    3-0-9-1

14.1

Abbott to Christian, SIX, full on leg, flicked beautifully over deep mid wicket

14.2

Abbott to Christian, 2 runs, flicked through square leg

14.3

Abbott to Christian, 1 run, flicked to short fine leg, Doran saves a boundary

14.4

Abbott to Forrest, 1 run, full on leg, inside edge to square leg

14.5

Abbott to Christian, no run, length on off, beats the driving edge

14.6

Abbott to Christian, 1 run

End of over 15 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 119/3
DT Christian    43* (35b 3x4 1x6)      SA Abbott    3-0-27-0
PJ Forrest    33* (26b 1x4 1x6)      CH Gayle    2-0-14-0

15.1

Doran to Christian, 4 byes, length on leg, backs away and tries to hoik as he'd advanced down the wicket, Dunk misses the stumping and the ball, costly

15.2

Doran to Christian, 1 run, full toss flicked to deep mid wicket

15.3

Doran to Forrest, OUT, full toss pulled to deep square leg, simple catch in the deep

PJ Forrest c Day b Doran 33 (40m 27b 1x4 1x6) SR: 122.22

15.4

Doran to Christian, 1 wide, strays down leg

15.4

Doran to Christian, 1 run, driven to long on

15.5

Doran to Lynn, no run, flighted on leg, hits his pad as he tries to work through mid wicket

15.6

Doran to Lynn, 1 run, flicked to short mid wicket

End of over 16 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 127/4
CA Lynn    1* (2b)      LA Doran    3-0-18-1
DT Christian    45* (38b 3x4 1x6)      SA Abbott    3-0-27-0

16.1

Bills to Lynn, 1 run, full toss driven to cover

16.2

Bills to Christian, SIX, full outside off, swings hard down to long on, great shot to bring up his 50

16.3

Bills to Christian, SIX, full toss on leg, smashes over deep mid wicket, great hitting

16.4

Bills to Christian, 1 run, yorker on leg, flicked through mid wicket

16.5

Bills to Lynn, 1 run, full and driven to mid on

16.6

Bills to Christian, 1 run, full outside off, driven to cover

End of over 17 (16 runs) Brisbane Heat 143/4
DT Christian    59* (42b 3x4 3x6)      ND Bills    4-0-44-2
CA Lynn    3* (4b)      LA Doran    3-0-18-1

17.1

Gayle to Christian, 1 wide, down leg

17.1

Gayle to Christian, 1 run, driven to long on

17.2

Gayle to Lynn, SIX, full on leg, gets down for the slog sweep and puts it over deep square leg

17.3

Gayle to Lynn, SIX, and again, darted in at leg, whips it over fine leg's head, brilliant hitting for a man who has just arrived at the crease

17.4

Gayle to Lynn, no run, yorker, dug out to the off side

17.5

Gayle to Lynn, 2 runs, full and driven to long on

17.6

Gayle to Lynn, 1 run, full toss driven to long off

End of over 18 (17 runs) Brisbane Heat 160/4
CA Lynn    18* (9b 2x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-31-0
DT Christian    60* (43b 3x4 3x6)      ND Bills    4-0-44-2

18.1

Coyte to Lynn, 1 run, yorker driven to long off

18.2

Coyte to Christian, 1 run, yorker dug out to short mid wicket

18.3

Coyte to Lynn, no run, length outside off, swings hard across the line, can't connect

18.4

Coyte to Lynn, 1 run, yorker flicked to deep square leg

18.5

Coyte to Christian, 1 wide, full and wide of off, dances down the wicket but can't reach it

18.5

Coyte to Christian, FOUR, advances down the wicket and flicks over square leg, great placement

18.6

Coyte to Christian, SIX, runs at the bowler and smashes it over wide long on, dropped by the man in Row S

End of over 19 (14 runs) Brisbane Heat 174/4
DT Christian    71* (46b 4x4 4x6)      SJ Coyte    4-0-23-1
CA Lynn    20* (12b 2x6)      CH Gayle    3-0-31-0

19.1

Abbott to Lynn, 2 runs, full on leg, flicked over square leg

19.2

Abbott to Lynn, 2 runs, length outside off, big top edge down to fine leg, Cruikshank doesn't even get a hand on it

19.3

Abbott to Lynn, SIX, backs away and dances down the wicket, smashes it over deep backward square leg, great hitting

19.4

Abbott to Lynn, SIX, length outside off, swipes this with incredible power and height, sailing high over deep mid wicket, what a shot

19.5

Abbott to Lynn, 1 run, dropped, full on off, smashes it high to cover, Khawaja drops a sitter

19.6

Abbott to Christian, FOUR, length outside off, smashes it high out to deep mid wicket, brilliant shot

What a comeback from the Heat! Having been 2/19, they've fought their way back to smash 195 thanks to some power hitting from Christian, Lynn, Forrest and Robinson - the final partnership between Christian and Lynn was 71 off just 27 balls, incredible.

Match State: Innings Break

End of over 20 (21 runs) Brisbane Heat 195/4
DT Christian    75* (47b 5x4 4x6)      SA Abbott    4-0-48-0
CA Lynn    37* (17b 4x6)      SJ Coyte    4-0-23-1
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Photos

Jan 17, 2012

Daniel Vettori sends down a delivery, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder, BBL, Brisbane, January 17, 2012

Daniel Vettori sends down a delivery

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Jan 17, 2012

Chris Lynn provided the last thrust with a 17-ball 37, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder, BBL, Brisbane, January 17, 2012

Chris Lynn provided the last thrust with a 17-ball 37

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