result
(N), Brisbane, Jan 6 2012, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 202)198/4
Heat won by 3 runs
player of the match
Matthew Hayden
Brisbane Heat
end of over 2011 runs • 2 wickets
HH: 198/4CRR: 9.90 
Tom Triffitt0 (0)
Alister McDermott4-0-35-1
Daniel Christian4-0-41-0

What an incredible game of T20 cricket! The Hurricanes looked gone for all money, but Shah and Birt fought back but fell just short at the finish line.



The win means the Hurricanes grip on first place isn't quite as tight, with the Perth Scorchers breathing right down their neck.

Man of the Match is the veteran Matthew Hayden, who held off strong competition from Birt and Shah. Thanks for your company, good night.

19.6
W
McDermott to Shah, OUT

full on leg, drives hard to long on but picks the man out in the deep, a little more on that and it's over the rope. The Heat get the win!

Owais Shah c Christian b McDermott 69 (54m 44b 5x4 3x6) SR: 156.82
19.5
W
McDermott to Shah, OUT

yorker dug out back to the bowler, McDermott manages to field and runs Birt out at the bowler's end, and he celebrates in style, great knock from Birt

Travis Birt run out (McDermott) 74 (62m 36b 8x4 3x6) SR: 205.56
19.4
6
McDermott to Shah, SIX runs

length on middle, swings hard over deep mid wicket, what a hit as he clears the man on the rope!

19.3
4
McDermott to Shah, FOUR runs

full toss on leg, flicked away through square leg for a boundary, what a game

19.2
McDermott to Shah, no run

bouncer, veryclose to a wide, but not called, gutsy from the youngster

19.1
2
McDermott to Shah, 2 runs

flicked through square leg, they scurry back for two important runs

end of over 1910 runs
HH: 187/2CRR: 9.84 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 15 runs from 6b
Owais Shah58 (38)
Travis Birt74 (36)
Daniel Christian4-0-41-0
Roelof van der Merwe3-0-23-1
18.6
1lb
Christian to Shah, 1 leg bye

big shout for LBW but it looked to hit him just outside the line, perhaps, very close though

18.5
1
Christian to Birt, 1 run

flicked through mid wicket

18.4
2
Christian to Birt, 2 runs

mistimes the pull shot through mid wicket

18.3
1
Christian to Shah, 1 run

pulled through mid wicket

18.2
1
Christian to Birt, 1 run
18.1
4
Christian to Birt, FOUR runs

full toss outside off, smashes backward of point, he is timing the ball incredibly well at the moment Birt