result
Knockout (N), Canberra, Jan 31 2021, Big Bash League
(19.1/20 ov, target 159)162/3
Heat won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
player of the match
Sam Heazlett
Brisbane Heat
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• Daniel Brettig

Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson power Brisbane Heat into Challenger

They will meet the Perth Scorchers at Canberra on Thursday

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Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder158/8(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat162/3(19.1 overs)

Outstanding performance from the Heat to make it through to the Challenger. The Thunder will be bitterly disappointed that their season ends tonight. They were in control halfway through the bowling innings.

In case you missed the news earlier, the Challenger on Thursday night has been moved from Perth to Manuka Oval in Canberra because of a Covid issue in Perth.

Join us on Thursday night for the Challenger between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat in Canberra. The winner will face the Sydney Sixers in the final at the SCG on Saturday.

10.48pm The Heat get through to the Challenger winning by seven wickets with five balls to spare. Sensational partnership from Sam Heazlett and Jimmy Peirson. Heazlett was 19 off 25 balls without a boundary and the Heat needed 89 from 48 balls when Marnus Labuschagne was run out. But Heazlett unleashed with the help of Peirson and they guided the Heat home. Heazlett finishes with a career-best 74 not out. Peirson was phenomenal again.

Sam Heazlett is Player of the Match on Channel Seven: "I was a bit scratchy at first. I didn't want to throw away my wicket and I started seeing the ball better. It was good to have Marnus keeping me calm during the middle and Jimmy whacked them at the end. It took the pressure off."

Chris Lynn on Fox: "I'm really happy for Sam Heazlett. He's had a tough trot and stuck it out. It was a good bowling effort. We kept them 15 runs short. We didn't start well but it was a good effort by the boys. We've scrapped really well throughout the year."

Callum Ferguson on Seven: "We got into a good position in the second half of the game and we just didn't execute with the ball. Heazlett managed to hurt us behind square and he picked up a couple of slower ball which threw our bowlers off. That partnership was something we didn't have in our innings and was the difference in the game."

Yuvr: "how bout them heat? made a bad start to the tournament and now one away from the SCG finale!"

Prasu: "How many slow balls has Milne bowled in his last spell ? I think it was too many"

19.1
4
Doggett to Heazlett, FOUR runs

Game over! Pulled behind square! What a partnership! 134kph, he pulled a short ball behind square to the rope!

Doggett to bowl the last

end of over 1911 runs
BH: 158/3CRR: 8.31 RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Jimmy Peirson43 (24)
Sam Heazlett70 (48)
Adam Milne4-0-37-0
Daniel Sams4-0-32-1
18.6
Milne to Peirson, no run

length slower ball outside off, he tries to pull but misses

One to win

18.5
6
Milne to Peirson, SIX runs

flicked over backward square and it lands on the rope! Another full toss! 122kph, outside off, shin high, he uses the bottom hand and flicks it high into the gap behind square and it lands on the rope on the full

18.4
Milne to Peirson, no run

short bouncer outside off, he tries to upper cut again but misses again! Peirson not happy. Wanted a wide call on height

Patrick: "What was in the Thunder's drinks at the break?"

18.3
Milne to Peirson, no run

short slower ball, outside off, he tries to upper cut, but misses

Sangha has split the webbing on his bowling hand. He heads off the ground

18.2
1
Milne to Heazlett, 1 run

dropped by Sangha at deep backward square! Another short ball, he pulled in the air straight to Sangha but it dipped on him late as he came forward and he dropped it

Dawolf: "Assuming as seems likely that Heat win, the controversial Labuschagne runout was good for them. I don't think he would have scored as fast as Pierson. And his wicket seems to have released Heazlett mentally."

18.1
4
Milne to Heazlett, FOUR runs

pulled powerfully behind square! Short slower ball on leg, he got inside the line and pulled it with ease and power behind square to find the rope

Milne

end of over 189 runs
BH: 147/3CRR: 8.16 RRR: 6.00 • Need 12 from 12b
Jimmy Peirson37 (20)
Sam Heazlett65 (46)
Daniel Sams4-0-32-1
Adam Milne3-0-26-0

Msrk: "Peirson in the last game, amd Peirson in the verge of seeing this chase through for BH today "

17.6
2
Sams to Peirson, 2 runs

slower ball outside off, 110kph, he dinks this with soft hands to the circle at midwicket with no one there and steals two again! Brilliant batting

17.5
2
Sams to Peirson, 2 runs

slower ball outside off, 111kph, he clips this forward of square, weighting the shot perfectly to get two

17.4
Sams to Peirson, no run

wide yorker, 135kph, he steers this to backward point

17.3
4
Sams to Peirson, FOUR runs

cut hard through cover-point! 119kph, short slower ball wide of off, it sat up, he sat back and with a short arm punch he crunched it to the rope

Around the wicket

17.2
1
Sams to Heazlett, 1 run

134kph, length ball outside off, he heaves across the line, miscuing this to long on

17.1
Sams to Heazlett, no run

slower ball off cutter outside off, he tries to hip through midwicket but is beaten on the inside edge

end of over 1714 runs
BH: 138/3CRR: 8.11 RRR: 7.00 • Need 21 from 18b
Sam Heazlett64 (44)
Jimmy Peirson29 (16)
Adam Milne3-0-26-0
Daniel Sams3-0-23-1

Jared: "Mystery amnesia event in Canberra as 11 men simultaneously forget how to bowl. Witnesses desperately advising them to 'hit the big green thing'."

16.6
1
Milne to Heazlett, 1 run

slower on leg, he works this behind square for one

Deevyam: "Does the winner of this match get them in the final and the loser play with scorchers?" Winner plays the Scorchers in the Challenger on Thursday. Loser is done for the season. The winner of the Challenger meets the Sixers in the final

16.5
1
Milne to Peirson, 1 run

short slower ball, he pulls powerfully to deep midwicket

That was very close to a no-ball

16.4
4
Milne to Peirson, FOUR runs

carved past deep backward point! Another full toss, nearly above waist high, but it was wide, he slashed it behind point and beat the sweeper!

16.3
1
Milne to Heazlett, 1 run

113kph, slower ball full toss, he thumps a drive to cover and Ferguson makes a superb diving save

Nathan: "Whether or not the Heat manage to get over the line, Heazlett has played a wonderful innings for someone who hasn't had much of a look in in BBL10."

16.2
1
Milne to Peirson, 1 run

wide slower ball, he reaches out and slices it to deep backward point

16.1
6
Milne to Peirson, SIX runs

slower ball picked and deposited over deep midwicket! He sat deep in the crease, watched the hand closely, used the bottom hand and whipped it high over deep midwicket. Sensational batting

Milne on

end of over 1613 runs
BH: 124/3CRR: 7.75 RRR: 8.75 • Need 35 from 24b
Sam Heazlett62 (42)
Jimmy Peirson17 (12)
Daniel Sams3-0-23-1
Brendan Doggett3-0-30-1

Finn: "Brilliant batting from Heazlett, certainly proving me wrong so far!"

15.6
Sams to Heazlett, no run

length back, wide of off, he cuts straight to back point. Cutting nearly throws it away for overthrows but Sams cuts it off

Best performances - batters
Sam Heazlett player portrait
SD Heazlett BH
74 runs (49)
6 fours
3 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
pull
26 runs
2 fours
2 sixes
451118204111
James Peirson
JJ Peirson BH
43 runs (24)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
8 runs
0 four
1 six
1314541510
Best performances - bowlers
Mitchell Swepson portrait
MJ Swepson BH
O
4
M
0
R
28
W
2
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
Mark Steketee
MT Steketee BH
O
3
M
0
R
22
W
2
ECO
7.33
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Manuka Oval, Canberra
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Sam Heazlett
Sam Heazlett
Series resultBrisbane Heat advanced
Match days31 January 2021 - night(20-over match)
Player Replacement
Morne Morkel for Xavier Bartlett (Sydney Thunder 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