9.15pm A bummer for Sydney Thunder who were on top when the floodlights went off. Watson was not pleased that they had to call off the game, especially since the game needed just two more overs to make it official. But c'est la vie... as the teams settle for one point each. Watson's hundred will count in the record books, but it will be a rare ton that won't result in a victory. That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo for today... see you soon for more BBL.

9.12pm Chris Lynn and the umpires are having a chat. The Thunder players are out in the middle. Hopefully we'll have an update soon. And now the teams shake hands. It's a called-off game! Official.

8.50pm I'm told entire east Brisbane is under a power cut, and the matter is being investigated. The Thunder players don't look too happy. Wonder if some sort of an update has been passed on to them.

Some essential reading for you guys, if keen. I'm grabbing a cup of coffee. Colleague Deivarayan Muthu caught up with Thunder's Anton Devcich, and his has been quite a story.

Word from Sydney Thunder: "We have just been informed that play needs to resume before 10.11pm (AEDT) to get a result. Hopefully they'll get the lights back on shortly."

8.37pm Daryl Harper in conversation with Shane Watson, presume it's briefing him about the situation and the overs we could lose.

8.30pm Gnasher tells me the outage isn't just restricted to the Gabba. So we could be in for a delay. Not sure how long just yet.

A tweet from Brisbane Heat: "Major power outage on Stanley and Vulture Street. Energex on-site."

John: "Looks like only the lights (I mean no lights and not bad lights!) can save the Heats now!"

chris: "Brisbane under the pump and the lights mysteriously go out. I smell a conspiracy!" -- Ha ha ha

One of the light towers has gone kaput. We will be in for a short delay in proceedings. Fans in the stands putting their torch lights on in a fun gesture, as if to say 'get on with this fellas'. A portion of lighting in the main grandstand has gone off too. Oh, dear. What is happening?

END OF OVER:
3 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | BH: 10/2 (177 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 10.41)

  • JJ Peirson2 (2b)
  • M Bryant2 (6b)
  • GS Sandhu1-0-3-1
  • JD Cook1-1-0-0
2.6
0
Sandhu to Peirson, no run, right behind the line of this incoming length delivery as he blocks
2.5
2
Sandhu to Peirson, 2 runs, off the mark immediately, as he works this into the gap at midwicket. A little too straight that time
2.4
W
Sandhu to Lynn, OUT, oh, dear. Lynn, what have you done? Looking to blindly swing this length delivery, but this leaves him a hint, extra bounce as well and he toe-ends this slap to mid-off. The Heat are in early trouble

CA Lynn c Jordan b Sandhu 4 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

2.3
0
Sandhu to Lynn, no run, bowls this at 132 clicks, but there's enough width to cut, Lynn misses. Had a big swipe at that, was looking to clear his front leg and wallop this over long-on cross batted
2.2
1
Sandhu to Bryant, 1 run, climbing into him a hint, nudged nicely into the leg side.
2.1
0
Sandhu to Bryant, no run, short of length outside off, beaten as he poke at this

Gurinder Sandhu into the attack

END OF OVER:
2 | 1 Run | BH: 7/1 (180 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.50, RRR: 10.00)

  • CA Lynn4 (7b)
  • M Bryant1 (4b)
  • JD Cook1-1-0-0
  • CJ Jordan1-0-6-1
1.6
0
Cook to Lynn, no run, gets to the pitch of the ball and crunches this to mid-off
1.5
0
Cook to Lynn, no run, gets this to dip a hint as he bowls from close to the stumps, squeezed back
1.4
0
Cook to Lynn, no run, drifting into middle and leg from wide of the crease, defended back
1.3
0
Cook to Lynn, no run, nicely tossed up on off, he lunges forward and blocks
1.2
1lb
Cook to Bryant, 1 leg bye, fired down leg, looks to flick but he deflects this off the thigh pad to short fine
1.1
0
Cook to Bryant, no run, fired full on off, creamed to cover

END OF OVER:
1 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | BH: 6/1 (181 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 9.52)

  • CA Lynn4 (3b)
  • M Bryant1 (2b)
  • CJ Jordan1-0-6-1
0.6
0
Jordan to Lynn, no run, good leg-cutter that he lands on length outside off, bunted with soft hands
0.5
0
Jordan to Lynn, no run, punches this on the up to mid-off
0.4
4
Jordan to Lynn, FOUR runs, width outside off and he's belted this on the up through extra cover!

Chris Lynn walks out at No.3

0.3
W
Jordan to McCullum, OUT, huge wicket, huge moment in the game. Jordan is delighted and why not. Reaches out to cut this short of length delivery, but this doesn't quite come on, McCullum looks to go over cover and toe-ends this straight to the man at the edge of the ring at cover.

BB McCullum c Ferguson b Jordan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

0.3
1w
Jordan to McCullum, 1 wide, banged in short but this is too far down leg, wide called. Even there, plenty of zip for Jordan as McCullum ducked under this one
0.2
1
Jordan to Bryant, 1 run, short of length on middle and leg, tucked to deep square as he jogs the single
0.1
0
Jordan to Bryant, no run, beaten as he looks to play an expansive cut

Welcome back, folks. This should be an exciting chase. Watson leads his side back onto the park. Heat have the batting line-up to chase this down. Chris Jordan to open the bowling.

Heat 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st2BB McCullumM Bryant
2nd6CA LynnM Bryant
3rd2JJ PeirsonM Bryant

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502