29th Match (D/N), Brisbane, Jan 9 2020, Big Bash League
(18.2/20 ov, target 127)131/5
Heat won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
player of the match
Ben Cutting
Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat win again. They win by five wickets with 10 balls remaining.

Three in a row for the Heat. Ben Cutting was the star. They lost 4 for 19 in the middle overs including the run out of Lynn. But Cutting took control with the help of Peirson and they get home. Hobart lost the game with the bat losing 4 for 47 in the first seven overs. Scott Boland bowled well. Ben Cutting is Player of the Match.

Ben Cutting: "We made it hard for ourselves with the bat again but that hand that Jimmy Peirson player was a serious knock on what was a pretty tricky wicket."

The Heat win three games in a week and vault to third on the BBL table. They play the Scorchers on Saturday night in Perth before AB de Villiers arrives for the last six games. Hobart have some work without D'Arcy Short for their next three games.

Thanks for your company tonight. It's goodbye from the Gabba.

Rogers to Cutting, SIX runs

smashed over midwicket into the crowd! He yells "Come on!" He smoked that flat over the fence to win it

Rogers to Peirson, 1 run

gloved down leg but McDermott can't hang on! Really tough one. He saved four really. Short bumper, he hooked, got a little glove and McDermott flew one handed to knock it down

Rogers again

end of over 189 runs
BH: 124/5CRR: 6.88 RRR: 1.50 • Need 3 runs from 12b
Jimmy Peirson22 (24)
Ben Cutting37 (28)
Clive Rose3-0-25-0
Nathan Ellis4-0-22-0

hardik: "@Apple Yes, Cutting also seems to be able to hit the ball out of the ground very easily, better than most batsmen. Deserves to bat a position or 2 higher I think."

Rose to Peirson, 1 run

tossed up on middle, he drives to long on

50 partnership up

Rose to Cutting, 3 runs

short again, he backs away and lifts this high over cover, Ellis has a long chase on the rope but hauls it in

Rose to Cutting, FOUR runs

slapped over cover! That hurts. Short and wide, he cracks this hard over cover for four

Rose to Cutting, no run

dropped at mid off! Cutting smashed this to mid off and Miller dropped the head high chance! Cutting yelled at himself as soon as he hit it but he got away with it

dez: "@Alex - ODI's aren't until February!" Dale Steyn wasn't allowed to stay at the Stars by CSA. The home boards control their players.

Rose to Peirson, 1 run

full on leg, he clips to forward square

Rose to Peirson, no run

slower ball, darted into middle, he defends

end of over 173 runs
BH: 115/5CRR: 6.76 RRR: 4.00 • Need 12 runs from 18b
Jimmy Peirson20 (21)
Ben Cutting30 (25)
Nathan Ellis4-0-22-0
Thomas Rogers3-0-26-0
Ellis to Peirson, 1 run

134kph, shorter length, he's back and pulling to deep square

Ellis to Cutting, 1 run

slower ball outside off, he steps outside off and clips this past midwicket

Ellis to Cutting, no run

backs away and he's followed by a quick bouncer! Well bowled. He had sway out of the way

Ellis to Cutting, no run

slower ball, wide of off, he opens the blade and runs to short third man but can't beat

Kangaz: "Cutting is one of the nations best finishers"

Ellis to Cutting, no run

slower ball, he defends from the crease to point

Apple: "Doesn't cutting win at least 2 games every season with his batting? Very under rated. I will never forget his cameo in ipl finals for SRH which won us the Cup against blr. "

Ellis to Peirson, 1 run

slower ball, on leg, he's back and tucking this to square leg