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Eliminator (N), Brisbane, Jan 29 2021, Big Bash League
(18.5/20 ov)131/4
Heat won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
47 (44)
jimmy-peirson
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• Daniel Brettig

Jimmy Peirson finishes a victory set up by Brisbane Heat's legspin duo

Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Swepson again shared five wickets as the Strikers' top-order got badly stuck

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Scores: Chandan Duorah
Comms: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Adelaide Strikers130/7(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat131/4(18.5 overs)

Thanks for your company tonight from the Gabba. The Heat roll onto face the Thunder on Sunday. The Strikers season is over. Join us tomorrow as the Sixers take on the Scorchers in Canberra in the Qualifier with the winner earning the right to host the BBL final. Until then, goodbye.

Chris Lynn: "I was happy to lose the toss and get to assess the conditions with the ball. The new ball nipped around and I was really proud of the boys winning the game for us. Obviously we've got a lot of scars from previous matches over the years. But we backed the guys. Having the field out meant we could knock the ball around a bit and take the Surge later. There's room for improvement when we take on the Thunder."

It was a horror night for the Strikers. They were lucky to make the Eliminator to begin with and played like a team that didn't believe they should have been there. They crawled to 130, albeit on a difficult batting strip. But they had their chances in the field but dropped three of them, including Peirson once and Burns twice, and it was that pair that steered the Heat home.

James: "Catches win matches - and dropped catches lose matches. No excuses for the Strikers, they had their chances."

Ravi: "Peirson has played one of the finest knock in BBL with SR under 100"

Jimmy Peirson: "Can't wait for the Thunder. A bit of momentum for us now and we can go down there and beat them and continue on our road to the final."

Brisbane Heat survive and advance! Jimmy Peirson steers them home with a superb 47 not out. They move on to face the Sydney Thunder in Canberra on Sunday in the Knockout. Jimmy Peirson is Player of the Match.

18.5
2
Agar to Peirson, 2 runs

full on middle, he whips this through midwicket and that seals it for the Heat!

18.4
4
Agar to Peirson, FOUR runs

carved wide of third man! Wide yorker, he was deep in his crease, in position to get low and slice it between short third man and backward point

18.4
1w
Agar to Peirson, 1 wide

bouncer, over middle and it's too high and called wide

18.3
4
Agar to Peirson, FOUR runs

clipped into the gap between fine leg and deep square! Full on leg, he used the pace and angled and flicked it into the gap

18.2
1
Agar to Burns, 1 run

dropped at short third man! Briggs spills a sitter! Three catches have gone down now for the Strikers. Short on off, he gives room to cut, gets a thick edge, it goes straight Briggs on the circle and he drops it.

18.1
1
Agar to Peirson, 1 run

full on leg, 140kph, he glances this to fine leg

Wes Agar to bowl the second over of the Power Surge

end of over 189 runs
BH: 118/4CRR: 6.55 RRR: 6.50
Jimmy Peirson36 (40)
Joe Burns16 (16)
Peter Siddle 3-0-14-1
Travis Head 3-0-21-0

ryan: "this reminds me of the all-melbourne final in 2019. the stars botched a small chase with all wickets in hand at halfway"

17.6
1
Siddle to Peirson, 1 run

138kph, attempted yorker, low full toss on leg, he glances this fine but straight to fine leg

17.5
1
Siddle to Burns, 1 run

full toss on leg, he pushes this gently to mid on

17.4
1
Siddle to Peirson, 1 run

full outside off, he whips with the bottom hand forward of square but they only get one

17.3
1
Siddle to Burns, 1 run

full on leg, he clips this neatly off his toes to deep backward square

Wally G: "Heat just missed a huge opportunity to make their life easier...what was Head thinking? " I'm mystified Wally. He must have got his sums wrong and not realised.

17.2
4
Siddle to Burns, FOUR runs

thumped forward of square! A short ball but only chest high, he stood tall and swivelled to crush it forward of square. Cracking pull shot

Peirson is fine. But the doctor has come out to do a concussion protocol. He seems OK. Peirson will continue.

17.1
1lb
Siddle to Peirson, 1 leg bye

hit him in the helmet! Bouncer hit him flush on the badge of the helmet as he tried to pull. They run a leg bye

Power Surge taken. Siddle on. Fine leg and deep square back

end of over 178 runs
BH: 109/4CRR: 6.41 RRR: 7.33
Jimmy Peirson34 (37)
Joe Burns10 (13)
Travis Head 3-0-21-0
Danny Briggs 4-0-16-1

vivaan: "15 balls earlier ,the chase which was looking like a cake walk is now promising to be a nail biting, cricket you beauty!"

16.6
1
Head to Peirson, 1 run

full on middle, he's forward and tucking this behind square

16.5
1
Head to Burns, 1 run

full outside off, he sweeps firmly to deep forward square, Peirson goes for two but is wisely sent back. He has dive to get back

16.4
1
Head to Peirson, 1 run

short on the hip, he's back and working this forward of square

16.3
1
Head to Burns, 1 run

short on leg, he pulls forward of square to the sweeper

16.2
4
Head to Burns, FOUR runs

pulled to deep square and Agar can't stop it! Short on leg, he's back and pulling into the gap but Agar should have cut it off

16.1
Head to Burns, no run

drifting into leg, he's back and defending

Head is on. Agar and Siddle have two left each! Around the wicket

end of over 163 runs
BH: 101/4CRR: 6.31 RRR: 7.50
Joe Burns4 (9)
Jimmy Peirson32 (35)
Danny Briggs 4-0-16-1
Liam O'Connor 2-0-14-0
15.6
1
Briggs to Burns, 1 run

tossed up, he square drives firmly to deep point

15.5
1
Briggs to Peirson, 1 run

drifting into off, he's back and giving room to cut to point

Best performances - batters
James Peirson
JJ Peirson BH
47 runs (44)
2 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
flick
21 runs
1 four
0 six
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Joe Denly portrait
JL Denly BH
41 runs (40)
2 fours
1 six
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
0 four
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Marnus Labuschagne portrait
M Labuschagne BH
O
3
M
0
R
13
W
3
ECO
4.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Mitchell Swepson portrait
MJ Swepson BH
O
4
M
0
R
23
W
2
ECO
5.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossAdelaide Strikers, elected to bat first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Jimmy Peirson
Jimmy Peirson
Series resultBrisbane Heat advanced
Match days29 January 2021 - night (20-over match)
Player Replacement
Jonathan Wells for Daniel Worrall (Brisbane Heat 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Morne Morkel for Xavier Bartlett (Adelaide Strikers 1st innings, 10.1 ov)
Umpires
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Donovan Koch
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Michael Graham-Smith
TV Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
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Tony Wilds
Match Referee
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Steve Davis