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Heat vs Hurricanes, 29th Match at Brisbane, BBL 2023, Jan 07 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
29th Match (N), Brisbane, January 07, 2024, Big Bash League
(16/16 ov, T:118) 116/9

Heat won by 1 run (DLS method)

Player Of The Match
3/30
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Cricinfo's MVP
86.61 ptsImpact List
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Scores: K Vairavan | Comms: Shashwat Kumar
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat 132/7(20 overs)
56 (47)
3/19 (4)
22 (21)
2/23 (4)
Hobart Hurricanes 116/9(16 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
BH86.612(2)1.350.523/304.6186.09
HH73.4255(38)67.7878.121/281- 4.7
BH64.2156(47)58.8964.21--0
BH63.05--02/212.9363.05
HH58.932(2)1.761.142/232.7257.79
end of over 1611 runs • 2 wickets
HH: 116/9CRR: 7.25 
Nathan Ellis2 (2b)
Paul Walter 3-0-28-2
Spencer Johnson 3-0-21-2

9:50pm A game that ebbed, flowed and ultimately ended in the Brisbane Heat's favour - a sort of game that both teams might look back on as defining, irrespective of what further twists and turns their campaign takes. Hope you enjoyed our coverage just as much as we loved bringing it to you. Until next time, this is goodbye from Vairavan and me (Shashwat). Take care, folks!

Xavier Bartlett, Player of the Match: It was an unbelievable game. The crowd here was unbelievable, the loudest it has been. We were just trying to take wickets. Any of their top seven batters could have won the game, hence wickets were the key. (On the hat-trick ball) It is a funny one. You are trying to bowl your best ball. Good to contribute to a win tonight. (On the conditions) There was some swing out there. The drizzle quickened up the wicket.

9:43pm Phew. What a game that was. Nikhil Chaudhary, playing his debut season in the BBL, almost pulled off the unthinkable for the Hurricanes. When he walked in, the visitors were tottering at 22-4. Chaudhary, though, fought fire with fire, putting pressure on the bowlers whenever he could. He kept at it once David departed but right at the end, he perished, leaving the Hurricanes with five to get off three balls. Ellis and Dooley could only combine for three runs off those three balls, meaning that the Heat ultimately got past the finish line.

The Brisbane Heat will be pleased with how they bowled, and how they responded to pressure. Their new-ball bowling was just exceptional, and it rocked the Hurricanes early. There was a phase where David and Chaudhary got on top of them, but they roared back right at the death, defending 35 off the last four overs, despite David and Chaudhary being at the crease. Bartlett was superb, as was Johnson. Neser and Kuhnemann also bowled tidily, while Walter did just enough to prevent the Hurricanes from making it three wins out of three.

15.6
1W
Walter to Ellis, 1 run, OUT

the Brisbane Heat win! Oh my word! Loopy full toss outside off and Ellis cannot strike it the way he wants. Drills it straight to the fielder at mid off and that is just a single. That ought to have been dumped into the stands, but instead, it was scuffed. Heartbreak for the Hurricanes; pure joy for the Heat! And to top it all off, they get Dooley run out at the batter's end as he tried to pinch a non-existent second run!

Patrick Dooley run out (Munro/†Billings) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 100

A few words between Dooley and Walter because the former thought Walter got in his way while running. Three needed off the final ball. Two for a tie

15.5
1
Walter to Dooley, 1 run

full and wide outside off. Dooley thumps it straight back at the bowler, who gets something behind it and keeps it down to a single

The fine leg boundary is very short. Is a scoop on the cards?

15.4
1
Walter to Ellis, 1 run

off-pace on a length on middle and leg. Ellis dabs it to short third man and is happy with getting Dooley on strike

Captain Ellis walks out. The Hurricanes need 5 off 3. Mid off, extra cover, backward point and short third man in the ring

15.3
W
Walter to Chaudhary, OUT

Chaudhary miscues, and Billings takes it! Another twist to this mad, mad game! Banged in short, and Chaudhary's eyes light up. He tries to smoke it over cow corner but because of Walter's height, the ball gets awfully big on him. Skews off the splice and Billings runs back to take the catch. What a knock this has been, but now, someone else will have to take the Hurricanes past the finish line!

Nikhil Chaudhary c †Billings b Walter 55 (38b 4x4 2x6 55m) SR: 144.73
15.2
2
Walter to Chaudhary, 2 runs

full just outside off. Chaudhary gives himself ample room and lofts it over mid off for a couple of runs. Chaudhary will be disappointed - that was right in his slot

Vinod Rajpal: "This will be a TIE....mark my words !"

15.1
6
Walter to Chaudhary, SIX runs

right out of the screws, oh my goodness! Back of a length on leg stump. Chaudhary picks the slower one, winds up and crunches it over the long deep square leg boundary. Brings up his fifty too, and what a time to do it!

The Hurricanes still need 13, and looks like Chaudhary will have to do a lot of the heavy lifting. Walter to bowl the final over. Around the wicket to Chaudhary - here e go!

end of over 157 runs • 2 wickets
HH: 105/7CRR: 7.00 RRR: 13.00 • Need 13 from 6b
Nikhil Chaudhary47 (35b 4x4 1x6)
Spencer Johnson 3-0-21-2
Xavier Bartlett 4-0-30-3
14.6
W
Johnson to Jordan, OUT

goes straight up, and Johnson has two in the over! Hard length outside off, and Jordan continues swinging like a rusty gate. No prizes for guessing that he miscues it and the ball pops up for Johnson to complete the simplest of return catches!

Chris Jordan c & b Johnson 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 2m) SR: 66.66
14.5
Johnson to Jordan, no run

back of a length on middle and off. Zips through and Jordan, who swings his bat like an axe, only has a fresh-air shot. Jordan might hurt his back swinging that hard...

14.4
2
Johnson to Jordan, 2 runs

just evades Billings! Dug into the track on leg stump. Jordan is cramped for room and gloves his attempted pull stroke. Floats up and from a Heat perspective, falls agonizingly beyond Billings, who was diving full-stretch to his left!

Jordan joins Chaudhary

14.3
W
Johnson to David, OUT

skies it, and Johnson gets the big fish! Back of a length delivery angled across the batter outside off. David tries to smash it into next week but loses his shape. Hacks across it and the ball loops up to Walter at short third man. Johnson is pumped; David not best pleased with what transpired!

Tim David c Walter b Johnson 27 (21b 3x4 1x6 26m) SR: 128.57
14.2
1
Johnson to Chaudhary, 1 run

hard length on leg stump. Gets big on Chaudhary and he splices it on the bounce to mid on. Has to scramble across for the single and gets there with a dive. Might have been interesting had the fielder hit the stumps

Johnson looks at his field mid-way through his run-up and then pulls away. We go again...

14.1
4
Johnson to Chaudhary, FOUR runs

Chaudhary lands the first blow! In the slot on middle and off. Chaudhary gets his front foot out of the way and bludgeons it over the bowler's head!

20 off 12. Johnson to bowl the penultimate over. These six balls could be massive. Chaudhary on strike. A bit of history between this pair today too. Expect plenty of drama...

end of over 1412 runs
HH: 98/5CRR: 7.00 RRR: 10.00 • Need 20 from 12b
Nikhil Chaudhary42 (33b 3x4 1x6)
Tim David27 (20b 3x4 1x6)
Xavier Bartlett 4-0-30-3
Spencer Johnson 2-0-14-0
13.6
1
Bartlett to Chaudhary, 1 run

another slower yorker that chases the batter outside leg. Chaudhary digs it out towards extra cover and has to settle for a single

13.5
1
Bartlett to David, 1 run

just short! Slower delivery that sits up to be hit outside off. David, though, nearly hits it straight to short fine. Falls just in front, and that is a lucky escape

13.4
1
Bartlett to Chaudhary, 1 run

slower yorker that follows the batter outside leg. Chaudhary drives it to mid on and gets across to the other end

13.3
4
Bartlett to Chaudhary, FOUR runs

four more! Dug into the track outside off. Chaudhary backs away and swings at it with abandon. Thick outside edge and it hurtles over short third man's head!

13.2
1
Bartlett to David, 1 run

off-pace on a full length on off stump. David swings too hard and tugs it off the inside edge into his pads. Trickles away far enough from the pitch to allow a single

13.1
4
Bartlett to David, FOUR runs

four off the first ball! Juicy full toss on off stump. David backs away and slams it over extra cover!

Right. This is getting tense now. 32 off 18. Here is the Power Surge. Bartlett to bowl. Who are you backing?

end of over 133 runs
HH: 86/5CRR: 6.61 RRR: 10.66 • Need 32 from 18b
Tim David21 (17b 2x4 1x6)
Nikhil Chaudhary36 (30b 2x4 1x6)
Spencer Johnson 2-0-14-0
Matthew Kuhnemann 3-0-18-0
12.6
1
Johnson to David, 1 run

hard length on off. David clears his front leg and hacks it to deep mid wicket

12.5
1
Johnson to Chaudhary, 1 run

length on leg stump. Chaudhary gets inside the line and whips it away towards fine leg. Just a single. Seems like David was the one who said no to the second

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
C Munro
56 runs (47)
2 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
12 runs
0 four1 six
Control
74%
N Chaudhary
55 runs (38)
4 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
13 runs
1 four1 six
Control
71%
Best performances - bowlers
CJ Jordan
O
4
M
0
R
19
W
3
ECO
4.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
XC Bartlett
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
TossHobart Hurricanes, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Match days07 January 2024 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsBrisbane Heat 2, Hobart Hurricanes 0
Language
English
Win Probability
BH 100%
BHHH
100%50%100%BH InningsHH Innings

Over 16 • HH 116/9

Nikhil Chaudhary c †Billings b Walter 55 (38b 4x4 2x6 55m) SR: 144.73
W
Patrick Dooley run out (Munro/†Billings) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 7m) SR: 100
W
Heat won by 1 run (DLS method)
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