Heat v Hurricanes, BBL 2014-15, Brisbane January 15, 2015

Lynn equals fifty record to dump out Hurricanes

ESPNcricinfo staff

Brisbane Heat 6 for 198 (Lynn 81, Malik 3-37) beat Hobart Hurricanes 8 for 180 (Malik 42) by 18 runs
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Chris Lynn hit 12 fours and three sixes in his 81 © Getty Images

Chris Lynn equalled the record for the fastest BBL half-century as the Brisbane Heat ended the Hobart Hurricanes' chances of reaching the knockout stages with an 18-run victory at the Gabba.

Lynn reached his fifty from 18 balls to equal the mark set by Tim Ludeman for the Adelaide Strikers earlier this season. Overall, his 81 off 35 deliveries - which included five consecutive fours off Tim Bresnan in the third over - lifted the Heat to 6 for 198 to give the home support something cheer after what has been a disappointing campaign.

Lynn, who missed out on a hundred when he found long-off, added 113 in 11 overs for the second wicket with Peter Forrest while Ben Cutting boosted the total with 24 off eight balls as 19 runs came off the 19th over.

The Hurricanes were never in the hunt as Mark Steketee struck in his opening two overs and they slumped to 7 for 92. Only Shoaib Malik's 42, Ben Hilfenhaus' 38 and some late hitting from Cameron Boyce reduced the margin.

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