29th Match (N), Melbourne, Jan 14 2016, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 189)132/9
Heat won by 56 runs
Player Of The Match
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• The Report by Will Macpherson at the MCG

Lynn and Badree hand Stars a thrashing

Chris Lynn's 24-ball 56, during which he smashed Ben Hilfenhaus for five sixes in an over, took the Heat to 7 for 188. In the chase, Samuel Badree sent back five of Melbourne Stars' top six inside the Powerplay

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Comms: Shashank Kishore
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat188/7(20 overs)
Melbourne Stars132/9(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs
MS: 132/9CRR: 6.60 
Michael Beer3 (3)
Evan Gulbis61 (52)
Andrew Fekete 2-0-20-0
Josh Lalor 4-0-21-2

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Samuel Badree has been named Player of the Match for his 5 for 22.

Moment of the evening then? Has to easily be the five successive, and big ones too, that Chris Lynn muscled off Ben Hilfenhaus to give the Heat a head start. There were plenty of other moments too with the bat, but none as enterprising as this. Then, Samuel Badree bowled a dream spell first up to become only the fourth bowler in BBL history to take a five-wicket haul that derailed the Stars' chase.

The race for the top four is still on. Renegades and Thunder still in with a chance of sneaking into the top four. For now, lets doff our hats to James Hopes, who finishes his career with the Brisbane Heat today, although he's expected to see off the entire domestic season before calling quits from all forms of cricket.

Didn't think they would last the 20 overs when they lost five wickets for next to nothing. But in doing so, the Melbourne Stars have managed to give their net run-rate some fillip. But that can't hide the thumping Brisbane Heat have given them as they finish off their season with three wins in four games. It also brings to an end the Stars' four-game winning streak.

Fekete to Beer, 1 run

short ball on middle, gets big on him, somehow manages to get some bat on it as it lobs wide of the wicketkeeper

Fekete to Gulbis, 1 run

hit wide of the cover fielder at the edge of the circle

Fekete to Gulbis, no run

full and straight outside off, looks to back away and squeeze it into the off side, misses

Fekete to Gulbis, FOUR runs

pulled handsomely into the gap at deep square. Short, he shaped to pull and picked the bones out of that one

Fekete to Gulbis, FOUR runs

length ball on middle, he backs away, creates room and runs it into the gap between point and short third man. So their NRR will go into the positives, by only just

Fekete to Beer, 1 run

slower one on off, runs it down to third man

They ran the second to perhaps to get the NRR to 0 by getting to 126? Only time will tell.

end of over 194 runs • 2 wickets
MS: 121/9CRR: 6.36 RRR: 68.00
Evan Gulbis52 (48)
Michael Beer1 (1)
Josh Lalor 4-0-21-2
James Hopes 4-0-17-0
Lalor to Gulbis, 2 runs

on the pads, flicked to wide long-on, not sure why they ran two

Can they last the 20 overs?

Lalor to Beer, 1 run

slower one on off, opens the face and runs it down to third man

Lalor to Worrall, OUT

that's another corker! Full, straight at pace and boom! By the time the bat came down, the zing bails were flying in the air. Played around the delivery and paid the price for it.

Daniel Worrall b Lalor 0 (1m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Lalor to Worrall, no run

slower one on off, dabs it to the off side, the non-striker was halfway down the pitch when he was sent back, he would have been on the bike had the throw hit direct at the bowler's end

Lalor to Hilfenhaus, OUT

that is the ball of the day. Wasim Akram would have been proud of that. Full and tailing away late, right into the blockhole, Hilfy plays all around it, misses and the ball brushes the top of his right boot and hits off stump. He was off balance because of the pace too

Ben Hilfenhaus b Lalor 7 (8m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100
Lalor to Gulbis, 1 run

full ball on off, driven to the cover fielder at the edge of the circle to bring up a well-deserved half-century. Neat little knock here

end of over 1810 runs
MS: 117/7CRR: 6.50 RRR: 36.00
Evan Gulbis49 (46)
Ben Hilfenhaus7 (6)
James Hopes 4-0-17-0
Josh Lalor 3-0-17-0
Hopes to Gulbis, 1 run

slower one on off again, hit towards the man at cover

Last ball for Hopes in BBL

Hopes to Gulbis, no run

cuts and misses. Looked to play it behind point, deceived by the slower one

Jacob: "The impact of losing players to national squad is bigger than any of us have thought. Stars have lost most their entire bowling lineup and some great hitters in Maxwell, Faulkner, Boland and Hastings and the margin reflected that. "

Hopes to Gulbis, FOUR runs

poor ball and has been picked away. Full toss on off, he walks across, uses the pace and turns that full toss over short fine leg.

Hopes to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

slower one on off, drops it towards cover for an easy single

Hopes to Hilfenhaus, no run

throws the kitchen sink at that one, can't make any connection, misses the outside edge by a whisker

Hopes to Hilfenhaus, FOUR runs

short ball, sitting up nicely for him to pull, fetches it from outside off, couple of bounces into the boundary there

end of over 174 runs
MS: 107/7CRR: 6.29 RRR: 27.33
Ben Hilfenhaus2 (3)
Evan Gulbis44 (43)
Josh Lalor 3-0-17-0
Mitchell Swepson 4-0-29-2
Lalor to Hilfenhaus, 1 run

short of length on middle, dabs it to the off side but takes off for a run that wasn't on, Lynn at mid-off came flying in, and had the stumps been hit direct at the bowler's end, Hilfy would have been hobbling back. Lazy running, but gets away

Lalor to Gulbis, 1 run

one again, right into the blockhole, pushed towards cover as they scoot across for a quick single

Match details
Melbourne Cricket Ground
TossMelbourne Stars, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Player Of The Match
Samuel Badree
Samuel Badree
Hours of play (local time)19.40 start, First Session 19.40-21.00, Interval 21.00-21.20, Second Session 21.20-22.40
Match days14 January 2016 - night (20-over match)
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Greg Davidson
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Sam Nogajski
TV Umpire
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Ashley Barrow
Reserve Umpire
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Ang Sammartino
Match Referee
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David Talalla
PointsBrisbane Heat 2, Melbourne Stars 0