full outside off, driven wide of cover...the Heat are out
Melbourne Renegades win by seven wickets to end their poor season on a high and it means the Brisbane Heat won't make the finals. A very well-constructed chase by the Renegades after they had held the Heat in the field. Matt Renshaw played very well, but they couldn't get enough breakthroughs with the ball. Plenty for the Heat to think about before next season. Do they need to change the way they play?
We now know that the Hurricanes will play the Thunder in the Knockout final on Thursday.
That wraps up the BBL regular season. The Renegades, Heat and Scorchers the three who don't make it. We'll be back with all the action from the finals series beginning with the knockout match. Until then, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.
over deep backward square...that's the game! Back of a length, straight, Finch swings it away
7 off 6. Would the Heat take a Super Over from here? Cutting to bowl
full on the pads, whipped to deep square
full and straight, slower ball, tucked out to deep square and they take the second
full and straight, and misfielded! Prestwidge again, he's had a nightmare. Dragged off a thick inside and he's done by the spin (or maybe uneven bounce) at deep square. Finch's fifty off 45 balls
short of a length outside off, he crunches this but straight to the cover sweeper
Tyler: "That dropped catch pretty much sums up the Heat's season. "
digs out a full delivery into midwicket, can't stop the second
length ball, straight, plays to point inside the ring
18 off 12. Laughlin to bowl. Needs all his skills here
hint of width, he leans back and carves it over backward point, Heazlett manages to keep it inside the rope
dropped at deep midwicket! Is that the game. Is that the season for the Heat. Goes for the slog sweep, doesn't nail it, Prestwidge spills a pretty straightforward chance
that's miles back! Dropped in short, Finch rocks and pulls it over wide long-on
steps to the leg side, square drives to deep cover
back of a length, heaved over midwicket and lands deep of the boundary rider
short outside off, cuts and misses! Beats the top edge
There's a summit meeting between Lynn, Cuttting and Laughlin. Pattinson joins as well. Vital decision coming up. And, it's going to be Labuschagne to bowl! He's had an amazing summer. Can he do something here? Very long discussions continue
A very fine effort from the leggie. He has pushed the asking rate up
pushed in at the pads, tapped to midwicket and it's just a single as Swepson chases
short of a length, he can't time it as he rocks back and pulls to mid-on...skidding on a touch
moves outside leg again, driven wide of cover to the sweeper
a huge heave, inside edge into the pads which isn't far from rolling back into the stumps
cuts short of backward point! Gives himself plenty of room outside off
very full at the stumps, drives to deep cover
The Heat need some inspiration...33 off 24 needed