result
(N), Brisbane, Jan 17 2012, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 196)104/6
Heat won by 91 runs
player of the match
Dan Christian
Brisbane Heat
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Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat195/4(20 overs)
Sydney Thunder104/6(20 overs)
end of over 206 runs
ST: 104/6CRR: 5.20 
Sean Abbott22 (22)
Matthew Day29 (20)
Dan Christian4-0-17-1
Alister McDermott4-1-25-2

That massive win has given the Heat a fighting chance of making the finals, moving in to fourth place on net run rate. They'll rely on the Strikers beating the Stars on Thursday night and maintaining a net run rate advantage.

The win was set up by a brilliant 75 from Dan Christian backed up by a brutal 17 ball innings of 37 from Chris Lynn. Once Gayle went for the Thunder, they never looked likely. Thanks for your company, good night.

19.6
Christian to Abbott, no run

steps across for the leg side flick but can't connect

19.5
3
Christian to Day, 3 runs

full and flicked through mid wicket, nicely placed

19.4
1
Christian to Abbott, 1 run

moves to the of side and works to fine leg

19.3
1
Christian to Day, 1 run

full toss pushed to cover

19.2
Christian to Day, no run

yorker dug out back to the bowler

19.1
1
Christian to Abbott, 1 run

great yorker dug out to point

end of over 1913 runs
ST: 98/6CRR: 5.15 RRR: 98.00 • Need 98 from 6b
Matthew Day25 (17)
Sean Abbott20 (19)
Alister McDermott4-1-25-2
Daniel Vettori4-0-23-1
18.6
McDermott to Day, no run

short and can't connect on the pull

18.5
6
McDermott to Day, SIX runs

full outside off, gets down and smashes it over long on

18.5
1w
McDermott to Day, 1 wide

wide down leg, McCullum moves well to make an incredible take, tough to describe how good that was!

18.5
1w
McDermott to Day, 1 wide

short and wide down leg

18.4
2
McDermott to Day, 2 runs

pulled to fine leg

18.3
McDermott to Day, no run

short on off, misses on the pull shot

18.2
2
McDermott to Day, 2 runs

guided to third man, misfield from Christian allows a second

18.1
1
McDermott to Abbott, 1 run

guided to third man

end of over 1814 runs
ST: 85/6CRR: 4.72 RRR: 55.50 • Need 111 from 12b
Matthew Day15 (12)
Sean Abbott19 (18)
Daniel Vettori4-0-23-1
Alister McDermott3-1-12-2
17.6
2
Vettori to Day, 2 runs

flicked through mid wicket

17.5
1
Vettori to Abbott, 1 run

worked through square leg

17.4
4
Vettori to Abbott, FOUR runs

thick outside edge straight through Matty Hayden at first slip, went like a rocket, can't count that as a drop

17.3
1
Vettori to Day, 1 run

darted in at off, defended to point

17.2
4
Vettori to Day, FOUR runs

fullish on leg, gets down and slog sweeps to deep square leg

17.1
2
Vettori to Day, 2 runs

worked through square leg

Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossSydney Thunder, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2011/12
Player Of The Match
Dan Christian
Dan Christian
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 days17 January 2012 - night(20-over match)
T20 debut
Chris Swan
Chris Swan
Matthew Day
Matthew Day
Nicholas Bills
Nicholas Bills
Umpires
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John Ward
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Simon Fry
TV Umpire
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Geoff Joshua
Match Referee
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Denis Burns
PointsBrisbane Heat 2, Sydney Thunder 0