full on middle, he whips this through midwicket and that seals it for the Heat!
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.
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
bouncer, over middle and it's too high and called wide
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
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.
full on leg, 140kph, he glances this to fine leg
Wes Agar to bowl the second over of the Power Surge
ryan: "this reminds me of the all-melbourne final in 2019. the stars botched a small chase with all wickets in hand at halfway"
138kph, attempted yorker, low full toss on leg, he glances this fine but straight to fine leg
full toss on leg, he pushes this gently to mid on
full outside off, he whips with the bottom hand forward of square but they only get one
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.
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.
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
vivaan: "15 balls earlier ,the chase which was looking like a cake walk is now promising to be a nail biting, cricket you beauty!"
full on middle, he's forward and tucking this behind square
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
short on the hip, he's back and working this forward of square
short on leg, he pulls forward of square to the sweeper
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
drifting into leg, he's back and defending
Head is on. Agar and Siddle have two left each! Around the wicket
tossed up, he square drives firmly to deep point
drifting into off, he's back and giving room to cut to point