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Heat vs Strikers, Challenger at Carrara, BBL 2023, Jan 22 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
Challenger (N), Carrara, January 22, 2024, Big Bash League
(19.5/20 ov, T:215) 160

Heat won by 54 runs

Player Of The Match
140 (57)
josh-brown
Cricinfo's MVP
190.46 ptsImpact List
josh-brown
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Scores: Ranjith P | Comms: Ekanth
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat 214/7(20 overs)
140 (57)
2/17 (3)
Adelaide Strikers 160/10(19.5 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
BH190.46140(57)155.33190.46--0
AS76.4413(6)1311.252/172.4665.2
BH65.24--03/20365.24
AS49.870(1)-02/392.3549.87
AS37.9941(24)43.8337.99--0

The stats highlights from Brown's innings will be up soon as will Tristan Lavalette's match report. Do check it out. Hopefully, there'll be more stories about him as well. A couple of days time to both look back at what was an awesome innings ahead of the grand final. Sixers beat Heat away but the three-time winners will be wary of Heat doing to them what they did to the Strikers side, who were on a hot streak coming in tonight. Join us then, thanks for your company tonight.

Nisha: "SOK V JOSH BROWN (IF FIT) : Match up of the BBL 2023/24 finals!"

Josh Brown, POTM: Hip's a bit sore but will hopefully be alright. Just twisted it tonight. Still pinching myself. When I hit my first pull, I felt good. I was standing still and looking it hit it out if it's in my slot. That's how I've played since grade cricket. My power's always been there, have had to learning to defend. Prefer pace. Strikers are an incredible outfit. Onto the final, that will be interesting. Hope it'll be a good wicket at the SCG.

David: "McSweeney picked a good time to bowl!"

9:55pm Guess who the player of the match will be. The chase brought in very few surprises. The Shorts, especially Matt, had to go big but Spencer Johnson knocked them over with pace, real pace. Kuhnemann, Walter and Bartlett kept things quiet in the middle. Their task was made simple by the monstrous target. The batters went hard, tried their best. Nielsen got fifty, Kelly got 41 but nothing else of note. The day was all about Josh Brown though, he was the only batter to get going and get stuck. Everyone else played on a different pitch pretty much.

19.5
W
McSweeney to Pope, OUT

McSweeney finishes it off, Brisbane Heat win by 54 runs and will take on Sydney Sixers at the SCG. Was a length ball outside off, Pope swung across like Nielsen, skied it towards cover. The skipper took a few steps across and took a dolly. Celebrations follow

Lloyd Pope c & b McSweeney 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
19.4
W
McSweeney to Nielsen, OUT

Juggled but taken. Wakim tried to take it fingers up above his face, fumbled and the ball tipped his cap and was falling down. He swivelled and was falling, took it just above ground. Was a slow wide ball that Nelsen tried slap over cover

Harry Nielsen c Wakim b McSweeney 50 (33b 6x4 1x6 51m) SR: 151.51
19.3
2
McSweeney to Nielsen, 2 runs

Nielsen gets fifty with an under-edge. Wide length ball, he tried to crash it down the ground with a cross bat. fielder ran from the edge and stopped it just inside the ring

19.2
1
McSweeney to Boyce, 1 run

Wide on a fullish length, out of Boyce's slog-sweep arc. Ball goes off the bottom of the bat to short third

19.1
W
McSweeney to Payne, OUT

And strikes first ball. Length around ff, Payne got low and top edged a slog sweep. Went proper high but didn't go that far. Lot of time for McSweeney to settle underneath and take it

David Payne c & b McSweeney 13 (6b 0x4 2x6 6m) SR: 216.66

Denis: "Just 10 required from the last over! (10 6s, that is...)" Skipper to close out

end of over 1916 runs
AS: 157/7CRR: 8.26 RRR: 58.00 • Need 58 from 6b
David Payne13 (5b 2x6)
Harry Nielsen48 (31b 6x4 1x6)
Paul Walter 4-0-40-1
Xavier Bartlett 4-0-30-1

Heat's pacers have bowled at an average length of 7.8 metres, compared to Strikers' 6.9

18.6
1
Walter to Payne, 1 run

Works the shortish ball down the ground

18.5
6
Walter to Payne, SIX runs

Cannoned over long-on. Shortish ball angling away outside off, Payne hung back and battering rammed it

18.4
Walter to Payne, no run

Inside edges a slog onto pad. Was a fullish ball coming in at the stumps, Payne tried going over midwicket again

18.3
6
Walter to Payne, SIX runs

Launched just over the deep-backward-square boundary. Was a shortish ball, hip-height, Payne rotated as he pulled it into the sky. Fielder at the boundary leapt out and tried to take it with his left hand, couldn't reach it

18.2
1
Walter to Nielsen, 1 run

Wide and fullish, slashed to deep point

18.1
2
Walter to Nielsen, 2 runs

Shortish cutter comes in towards fifth, cut through backward point

Walter to close out his spell

end of over 1811 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 141/7CRR: 7.83 RRR: 37.00 • Need 74 from 12b
David Payne0 (1b)
Harry Nielsen45 (29b 6x4 1x6)
Xavier Bartlett 4-0-30-1
Spencer Johnson 4-0-20-3
17.6
Bartlett to Payne, no run

Too fast for Payne. He stood leg side of the length ball over leg and tried fending. He can afford a smile

17.5
W
Bartlett to Thornton, OUT

Spooned to wide mid-off. Pitched up, Thornton tried to lift it from off stump while standing still. Toed it to the left of Walter, who scuttled from mid-off and took it.

Henry Thornton c Walter b Bartlett 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 4m) SR: 0

Matthew: "Strikers outscore Brown! Well done."

17.4
1
Bartlett to Nielsen, 1 run

Slow on a length, outside off, under-edges a cut to backward point

17.3
4
Bartlett to Nielsen, FOUR runs

Pumped over the bowler, mid-off and mid-on were in. Back-of-hand slower one around off, Nielsen launched it through the line

17.2
6
Bartlett to Nielsen, SIX runs

Slower bouncer, Nielsen waits an eternity before pulling it over short fine leg. Bouncer around chest-height, Nielsen pretty much hooked it with a swivel

17.1
Bartlett to Nielsen, no run

Wide and full, one-knee drive takes it to mid-off

end of over 178 runs • 1 wicket
AS: 130/6CRR: 7.64 RRR: 28.33 • Need 85 from 18b
Harry Nielsen34 (25b 5x4)
Henry Thornton0 (0b)
Spencer Johnson 4-0-20-3
Matthew Kuhnemann 4-0-38-1

Jack: "I've never seen a win probability at 0.01 to 99.9... Wednesday is looking like a tasty final!"

16.6
1
Johnson to Nielsen, 1 run

Full on leg, tries to drive up and over down the ground. Inside edges it onto pad

16.5
W
Johnson to Bazley, OUT

Direct hit from point and that looks out. Bazley walks as it's sent upstairs. Was a fullish ball for which he was outside off, he missed the flick and the ball deflected to Wakim. There was a minor mix-up but they went through. Bazley was a tad casual in his last hop and the ball pinged off the stumps. Sloppy but it won't make much of a difference, just gives Heat another reason to cheer about. Confidence booster for the debutant though

James Bazley run out (Wakim) 7 (4b 0x4 1x6 6m) SR: 175
16.4
Johnson to Bazley, no run

Bazley goes across and Johnson is smart, goes over leg. A late, fine pull was attempted and beaten

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
J Brown
140 runs (57)
10 fours12 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
49 runs
5 fours4 sixes
Control
67%
HJ Nielsen
50 runs (33)
6 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
28 runs
5 fours1 six
Control
67%
Best performances - bowlers
NA McSweeney
O
0.5
M
0
R
3
W
3
ECO
3.6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
SH Johnson
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
3
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Match details
Carrara Oval
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to bat first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Series resultBrisbane Heat advanced
Match days22 January 2024 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
BH 100%
BHAS
100%50%100%BH InningsAS Innings

Over 20 • AS 160/10

David Payne c & b McSweeney 13 (6b 0x4 2x6 6m) SR: 216.66
W
Harry Nielsen c Wakim b McSweeney 50 (33b 6x4 1x6 51m) SR: 151.51
W
Lloyd Pope c & b McSweeney 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 1m) SR: 0
W
Heat won by 54 runs
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