Strikers v Heat, BBL 2013-14, Adelaide January 18, 2014

Heat defend 129 with ease

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Brisbane Heat 7 for 129 (Kieswetter 51) beat Adelaide Strikers 97 (Gannon 3-11) by 32 runs
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Cameron Gannon's late strikes helped Brisbane Heat hold on to a 32-run victory over Adelaide Strikes in Adelaide.

Batting first, the Heat lost their opener, Joe Burns, for a poor score, but Luke Pomersbach and Craig Kieswetter put on a 40-run stand for the second wicket. Ben McDermott added 30 off 26 at No.5 to help take the Heat to a competitive 7 for 129.

The Strikers' reply did not start too promisingly as they continued to lose wickets at regular intervals throughout. The only stand worth mentioning was the 44-run partnership between Nathan Reardon and Tim Ludeman.

Otherwise tight bowling from the Heat bowlers, particularly Gannon who plucked three late wickets, helped dismiss the Strikers for a paltry 97. Gannon finished as the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 11.

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  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    Sakib.....lol He should be responsible for disturbing the winning streak of Strikers. Strikers are still struggling to get rid of it. Poor Strikers. If not sure, go back and check the results before the inclusion of Sakib.

  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:41 GMT

    Continuous winning streak of Strikers were disturbed by replacing Botha with Sakib and they couldn't recover from that since then. No medicine for Strikers now.

  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    Continuous winning streak of Strikers were disturbed by replacing Botha with Sakib and they couldn't recover from that since then. No medicine for Strikers now.

  • Shaggy076 on January 19, 2014, 22:54 GMT

    Get a clue people Shakib has not been dropped, under the rules he came in as an injury replacement and once that said injured player is no longer injured he is unavailable for selection no matter if he is a better player. He is not DROPPED.

  • on January 18, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    seems like spinners did well. shakib could have been a good choice since he can provide batting as well as bowling service. shakib could come back and play bcl so that he could prepare himself for BD against SL.

  • on January 18, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    Johan Botha should drop himself and let Shakib play. Shakib bats and bowls way better than Botha.

    Botha's figures in this match of 2/11 was a fluke, even Dan Vettori got 2/10!

    Swallow your pride Botha, let the better All-Rounder play while he's still in Australia, because we need him back for the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka series!

  • on January 18, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    why shakib is being dropped? i dont see Botha is doing any better...

  • GeminiAwan on January 18, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    It shows how good bowling attack Brisbane Heat have...

  • Captainman on January 18, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    It seems that despite dropping Shakib, the result for the 'strikers' still hasn't changed but good luck lol

  • VivGilchrist on January 18, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Well, it's official.... Alex Hales was a complete and utter waste of money.

  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:51 GMT

    Sakib.....lol He should be responsible for disturbing the winning streak of Strikers. Strikers are still struggling to get rid of it. Poor Strikers. If not sure, go back and check the results before the inclusion of Sakib.

  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:41 GMT

    Continuous winning streak of Strikers were disturbed by replacing Botha with Sakib and they couldn't recover from that since then. No medicine for Strikers now.

  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    Continuous winning streak of Strikers were disturbed by replacing Botha with Sakib and they couldn't recover from that since then. No medicine for Strikers now.

  • Shaggy076 on January 19, 2014, 22:54 GMT

    Get a clue people Shakib has not been dropped, under the rules he came in as an injury replacement and once that said injured player is no longer injured he is unavailable for selection no matter if he is a better player. He is not DROPPED.

  • on January 18, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    seems like spinners did well. shakib could have been a good choice since he can provide batting as well as bowling service. shakib could come back and play bcl so that he could prepare himself for BD against SL.

  • on January 18, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    Johan Botha should drop himself and let Shakib play. Shakib bats and bowls way better than Botha.

    Botha's figures in this match of 2/11 was a fluke, even Dan Vettori got 2/10!

    Swallow your pride Botha, let the better All-Rounder play while he's still in Australia, because we need him back for the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka series!

  • on January 18, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    why shakib is being dropped? i dont see Botha is doing any better...

  • GeminiAwan on January 18, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    It shows how good bowling attack Brisbane Heat have...

  • Captainman on January 18, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    It seems that despite dropping Shakib, the result for the 'strikers' still hasn't changed but good luck lol

  • VivGilchrist on January 18, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Well, it's official.... Alex Hales was a complete and utter waste of money.

  • unbeleaveable on January 18, 2014, 8:23 GMT

    I thought that Dan Vetorri with 2-7 in the first 10 overs was the pick of the bowlers - well done heat.

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  • unbeleaveable on January 18, 2014, 8:23 GMT

    I thought that Dan Vetorri with 2-7 in the first 10 overs was the pick of the bowlers - well done heat.

  • VivGilchrist on January 18, 2014, 10:01 GMT

    Well, it's official.... Alex Hales was a complete and utter waste of money.

  • Captainman on January 18, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    It seems that despite dropping Shakib, the result for the 'strikers' still hasn't changed but good luck lol

  • GeminiAwan on January 18, 2014, 11:14 GMT

    It shows how good bowling attack Brisbane Heat have...

  • on January 18, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    why shakib is being dropped? i dont see Botha is doing any better...

  • on January 18, 2014, 16:12 GMT

    Johan Botha should drop himself and let Shakib play. Shakib bats and bowls way better than Botha.

    Botha's figures in this match of 2/11 was a fluke, even Dan Vettori got 2/10!

    Swallow your pride Botha, let the better All-Rounder play while he's still in Australia, because we need him back for the Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka series!

  • on January 18, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    seems like spinners did well. shakib could have been a good choice since he can provide batting as well as bowling service. shakib could come back and play bcl so that he could prepare himself for BD against SL.

  • Shaggy076 on January 19, 2014, 22:54 GMT

    Get a clue people Shakib has not been dropped, under the rules he came in as an injury replacement and once that said injured player is no longer injured he is unavailable for selection no matter if he is a better player. He is not DROPPED.

  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:39 GMT

    Continuous winning streak of Strikers were disturbed by replacing Botha with Sakib and they couldn't recover from that since then. No medicine for Strikers now.

  • MichaelBurton on January 20, 2014, 5:41 GMT

    Continuous winning streak of Strikers were disturbed by replacing Botha with Sakib and they couldn't recover from that since then. No medicine for Strikers now.