With their BBL11 season all but done and dusted, the Heat brought back young-gun opener Max Bryant in the hopes to create some last minute excitement, and boy did it pay dividends.
The Heat were 0-39 at the end of the PowerPlay, the second time in the BBL11 competition where the Heat have zero wickets down.
Bryant went big early, registering his 50 off just 28 balls, his first half century since BBL09.
Chris Lynn struggled to bring up the 21 runs needed to reach his 3000 run milestone, as he was dismissed for just 7.
Ben Duckett (6) was caught trying to sky one out of an open-roofed Marvel Stadium, the Englishman narrowly missing his own 300 run milestone by a mere one run.
Bryant and captain Jimmy Peirson (31*) whacked pace duo AJ Tye (1-37) and Mitch Marsh (1-26) for a huge 30 runs in the PowerSurge. But a brilliant catch from Kurtis Patterson that just feathered the roof of Marvel was the breakthrough the Scorchers needed to remove opener Maxy for a timely 81 off 56.
The handy runs from our middle order saw the boys in teal post 7-155 from their 20 overs.
A flurry of runs ensued from Perth openers Kurtis Patterson and Josh Inglis, as the two brought up 0-34 at the end of their PowerPlay.
Sam Heazlett caught the breakthrough wicket of opener Josh Inglis, skidding in off the boundary to remove the danger-man for 18. Inglis’ batting partner Patterson (26) wasn’t far off him, trotting back to the sheds just six balls later.
The Heat claimed the crucial Bash Boost point with ease after limiting the hosts to just 2/67 at the halfway point.
On the precipice of the One Day International series against the Black Caps, Mitch Marsh made his status known to selectors after bringing up his half-century off just 29 balls.
The Bison registered six boundaries and three sixes, picking up exactly where he left off at the beginning of the BBL11 competition before he was sworn into Australian duties.
Marsh’s incredible ball-striking ensured his side needed just a run-a-ball for the remaining six overs. But it wasn’t long before Marsh became complacent and scooped one up and behind to keeper Jimmy Peirson, gone for 59.
With the help from Scorchers captain Ashton Turner (18*) and youngster Aaron Hardie (6*) the two batters chased the total with just eight deliveries to spare.
The Heat are set to return to their home soil tomorrow before their final game of their BBL11 season on Wednesday where they meet Moises Henriques Sydney Sixers.