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(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
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Heat upset Hurricanes in thriller

The Brisbane Heat have pulled off the upset of the season by holding on for a nail-biting three-run victory over the previously undefeated Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba

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Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat201/4(20 overs)
Hobart Hurricanes198/4(20 overs)
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 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

end of over 1810 runs
HH: 177/2CRR: 9.83 • RRR: 12.50 • Need 25 from 12b
Travis Birt66 (32)
Owais Shah57 (36)
Roelof van der Merwe3-0-23-1
Michael Neser4-0-35-0
17.6
1
Roelof to Birt, 1 run

full on leg, flicked to short fine leg

17.5
2
Roelof to Birt, 2 runs

low full toss driven to long on

17.4
1
Roelof to Shah, 1 run

full and driven to long on, they thinkg about two but change their mind, smart decision

17.3
1
Roelof to Birt, 1 run

slog sweep to deep mid wicket, fields on the first bounce

17.2
4
Roelof to Birt, FOUR runs

full on middle, crushes it straight back over the bowler's head, doesn't bother to run as it beats long on, sweet timing

17.1
1
Roelof to Shah, 1 run

drives to deep cover

end of over 1715 runs
HH: 167/2CRR: 9.82 • RRR: 11.67 • Need 35 from 18b
Owais Shah55 (34)
Travis Birt58 (28)
Michael Neser4-0-35-0
Daniel Vettori3-0-38-1

Well this is game on now, dead set 50/50 game at this point.

16.6
1
Neser to Shah, 1 run

full and flicked to mid wicket, sharp single and a direct hit would have had him short

16.5
2
Neser to Shah, 2 runs

dropped again! Full on leg, flicks high to deep square leg, McDermott gets round and drops what he should have taken

Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Matthew Hayden
Matthew Hayden
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 days6 January 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Ashley Barrow
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Paul Wilson
TV Umpire
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Mick Martell
Match Referee
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Ric Evans
PointsBrisbane Heat 2, Hobart Hurricanes 0