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!
|Roelof van der Merwe||BH||50.64||24(19)||18.4||9.28||1/23||1.54||41.36|
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.
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
length on middle, swings hard over deep mid wicket, what a hit as he clears the man on the rope!
full toss on leg, flicked away through square leg for a boundary, what a game
bouncer, veryclose to a wide, but not called, gutsy from the youngster
flicked through square leg, they scurry back for two important runs
big shout for LBW but it looked to hit him just outside the line, perhaps, very close though
one run, flicked through mid wicket
two runs, mistimes the pull shot through mid wicket
one run, pulled through mid wicket
FOUR, full toss outside off, smashes backward of point, he is timing the ball incredibly well at the moment Birt
full on leg, flicked to short fine leg
low full toss driven to long on
full and driven to long on, they thinkg about two but change their mind, smart decision
slog sweep to deep mid wicket, fields on the first bounce
FOUR, full on middle, crushes it straight back over the bowler's head, doesn't bother to run as it beats long on, sweet timing
one run, drives to deep cover
one run, full and flicked to mid wicket, sharp single and a direct hit would have had him short
dropped again! Full on leg, flicks high to deep square leg, McDermott gets round and drops what he should have taken
|Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane|
|Toss||Brisbane Heat, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|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 days||6 January 2012 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Brisbane Heat 2, Hobart Hurricanes 0|
Over 20 • HH 198/4
|TR Birt||run out||74||36|
|TIF Triffitt||not out||0||0|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 2)|
|Total||198(4 wkts; 20 ovs)|