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Heat Go Down In Nail Biter

10 January 2018

The Brisbane Heat have gone down to the Hobart Hurricanes by 3-runs in a thrilling contest at the Gabba.

THE GAME
D'Arcy Short has continued his phenomenal BBL|07 form, scoring an unbeaten century in the Hobart Hurricanes' thrilling win over the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba. 

Short led the Hurricanes to 4-179 from their 20 overs, with the opener scoring 122 not out in a spectacular performance. 

In reply, the Heat got away to a flyer with Brendon McCullum and Sam Heazlett bolting out of the blocks, cruising to 64 before the former fell in the seventh over. 

The Home side's chase then struggled to build momentum, with a steady loss of wickets keeping them on the back foot. 

THE FINISH
Some late hitting from Jimmy Peirson and Mark Steketee kept the Heat in the game, and when the scenario was down to 11 runs from six balls, the home fans could sniff an unlikely victory. 

With Brendan Doggett on strike for the final ball, the Heat needed a boundary to win, however his lofted drive found the man on the mid-on boundary, meaning a 3-run victory to the visitors. 

WATCH: Bailey And McCullum Discuss Ross Run-Out

 

THE RUN-OUT
Confusion reigned at the Gabba when Alex Ross was deemed to have obstructed the field while going for a second run. There will be views in both camps as to whether or not Ross was out, and it's hard to say if the decision swayed the game or not, but it certainly raised a few eyebrows. 

WATCH: Alex Ross Run Out


WHAT THE RESULT MEANS
Despite the loss, the Heat remain in fourth spot on the BBL ladder on net-run-rate, however the Hurricanes are now level on eight points and have a game in hand. 

THE STARS
Promoted to open the batting, Heazlett put together a fabulous knock, smashing 45 from 33 balls. 

Peirson was close to becoming a home town hero late in the innings, however crucially couldn't find the strike for the final few balls. His 26 from 13 was still a knock to remember. 

WATCH: Sam Heazlett Innings

 

WHAT'S NEXT?
The Heat can make amends quickly for tonight's loss when we meet the Hurricanes again on Monday night in Hobart. With the table as tight as it is, this game will be crucial to both team's top four chances.  

THE CROWD
Another fantastic crowd packed into the Gabba, with 33,017 fans creating an electric atmosphere.