Strikers v Heat, BBL 2013-14, Adelaide

Heat defend 129 with ease

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January 18, 2014

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Brisbane Heat 7 for 129 (Kieswetter 51) beat Adelaide Strikers 97 (Gannon 3-11) by 32 runs

Joe Burns pulls to the leg side, Heat v Strikers, Big Bash League 2013-14, Adelaide, January 18, 2014
Craig Kieswetter got things going with his 51 © Getty Images

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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Posted by MichaelBurton on (January 20, 2014, 5:51 GMT) 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by 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.

Posted by   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.

Posted by   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!

Posted by   on (January 18, 2014, 15:48 GMT)

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

Posted by GeminiAwan on (January 18, 2014, 11:14 GMT)

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

Posted by Kingzzzz 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

Posted by VivGilchrist on (January 18, 2014, 10:01 GMT)

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

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