Result
21st Match (N), Big Bash League at Perth, Jan 5 2019
135/6
(18.2/20 ov, target 136)
139/5
Heat won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Brisbane Heat
Match centre 
Scorer: P Ranjith
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Perth Scorchers135/6(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat139/5(18.2 overs)
end of over 194 runs
BH: 139/5CRR: 7.58 
Joe Burns20 (25)
Ben Cutting26 (16)
Andrew Tye3.2-0-11-0
Jhye Richardson4-0-50-1

9.40pm That is that. Brisbane Heat break their duck with his five-wicket win. Smiles in the Heat camp. They lost their openers early to Coulter-Nile, but a series of contributions from the middle order carried the Heat past the line. Lynn scrapped his way to 33 off 34 balls on a two-paced pitch while Cutting and Burns made contrasting cameos to finish the chase. A day after being dropped from Australia's ODI squad, Nathan Coulter-Nile ran in hard, hit 140ks, and came away with three wickets. There were reports that he'd been left out because of a back complaint. Coulter-Nile later clarified to ABC Radio that he was okay and suggested that there might have been a miscommunication between the selectors and the medical staff.

Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did bringing it to you. Alex Malcolm's report will be up shortly. Until next time, this is Deivarayan Muthu signing off on the behalf of P Ranjith. Cheers

Mujeeb is the Player of the Match for his outstanding spell of 4-0-10-2: I am excited. This is my first Player of the Match award in Big Bash.

Mujeeb, indeed, is a man of few words but he lets it rip with the ball

McCullum: It's a huge relief. To travel all the way to Perth and get the win is an exceptional show of courage. I lost the ball a bit under the lights but threw my hands up at the ball and stopped it. Mujeeb is really quiet off the field but he's courageous and the performances he is putting up is great. He doesn't say a lot but the boys enjoy his company.

18.2
4lb
Tye to Burns, 4 leg byes
Top-edged onto the helmet and the ball ricochets away to the third man boundary. Short and angling into Burns, he looks away, hooks, and the ball deflects away past short third man
18.1
Tye to Burns, no run
short and flies through to the keeper, Burns gives himself room but can't lay bat on ball

The Heat need just one run for their first win of the season

end of over 1820 runs
BH: 135/5CRR: 7.5 • RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 from 12b
Ben Cutting26 (16)
Joe Burns20 (23)
Jhye Richardson4-0-50-1
Ashton Agar3-0-19-0
17.6
6
Richardson to Cutting, SIX runs
Thumped flat and hard over Richardson's head. Make it 20 runs off the over. Attempted yorker, comes out as a full-toss, smoked away
17.5
4
Richardson to Cutting, FOUR runs
Richardson loses his length again. Serves up a full-toss outside off, which is cracked away through the covers for back-to-back boundaries
17.4
4
Richardson to Cutting, FOUR runs
overpitched and outside off, Cutting clears his front leg and smears it over extra-cover
17.3
Richardson to Cutting, no run
Richardson responds with a top yorker just outside off, Cutting clears his front leg and squeezes it back to the bowler
17.2
6
Richardson to Cutting, SIX runs
Mowed over square leg for a masssssssive six! He jumps across off, meets a length ball, and lustily clubs it into the second tier. What a strike from Cutting
17.1
Richardson to Cutting, no run
back of a length and outside off, knocked to midwicket. Cutting loses his balance and falls again. Whats up with Cutting?

Richardson

end of over 178 runs
BH: 115/5CRR: 6.76 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 21 from 18b
Ben Cutting6 (10)
Joe Burns20 (23)
Ashton Agar3-0-19-0
Andrew Tye3-0-11-0
16.6
1
Agar to Cutting, 1 run
Cutting jumps across off, flicks towards long-on, falls. But gets up and recovers to complete the single
16.5
1
Agar to Burns, 1 run
flatter and shorter outside off, flashed off the back foot to point
16.4
6
Agar to Burns, SIX runs
Agar tosses it slower and wider outside off, Burns lays into it. He smites a slog-sweep over midwicket for six. Nearly ran himself out off the last ball, then goes big now
16.3
Agar to Burns, no run
Burns stays leg-side of this shortish ball outside off and punches to the covers. There's a mix-up between the wickets but no harm done in the end for the Heat
16.2
Agar to Burns, no run
arm ball, snakes back in, chopped to point off the back foot
16.1
Agar to Burns, no run
tossed up on middle and leg, flipped to square leg for one
end of over 163 runs
BH: 107/5CRR: 6.68 • RRR: 7.25 • Need 29 from 24b
Ben Cutting5 (9)
Joe Burns13 (18)
Andrew Tye3-0-11-0
Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-25-3
15.6
Tye to Cutting, no run
Cutting nips down the track, Tye drags his length back and gets it to sail through to the keeper. Cutting quietly ducks under the ball
15.5
1
Tye to Burns, 1 run
lifter outside off, swatted away to the right of Cartwright at deep square leg
15.4
1
Tye to Cutting, 1 run
Cutting shuffles a fair way across off stump, knuckle ball from Tye. He gets inside the line and clips it square. Cutting slips at the non-striker's end and they have to settle for one
15.3
Tye to Cutting, no run
Cutting gets behind the line of this shorter ball outside off and fends it right back to Tye
Best performances - batsmen
AJ Turner
47 runs (30)
4 fours
1 sixes
Control70%
Productive shot
flick
16 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
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CA Lynn
33 runs (34)
6 fours
0 sixes
Control58%
Productive shot
cover drive
13 runs
3 fours
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
NM Coulter-Nile
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
Eco
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
O
4
M
0
R
10
W
2
Eco
2.50
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Perth Stadium
TossBrisbane Heat , elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League 2018
Player Of The Match
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Season2018/19
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.50, Interval 19.50-20.10, Second Session 20.10- 21.30
Match days05 January 2019 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Phillip Gillespie
Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
Nathan Johnstone
Reserve Umpire
Trent Steenholdt
Match Referee
Bob Stratford
PointsBrisbane Heat 2, Perth Scorchers 0