The winless Heat won the bat flip sending the Scorchers into bat first on a green looking deck that ended up playing a little slow with free-flowing scoring difficult for the home team on Saturday.
The Heat bowlers deserve credit for their performance led by Afghani spinner Mujeeb, who claimed 2-10 in four overs. He had Michael Klinger stumped for 26 and Mitch Marsh caught by captain Chris Lynn for 11.
Ben Cutting (2-41), Brendan Doggett (1-23), James Pattinson (1-30) and Josh Lalor (0-25) all performed well for the Heat to limit the Scorchers to just 6-134 in 20 overs.
The Scorchers' never really got going even though even though Klinger and Bancroft put together 56 runs for the first wicket. That ended through a spectacular diving Brendon McCullum catch in the deep to dismiss Bancroft off Cutting.
Neither went at better than a run a ball and Marsh and Hilton Cartwright (2 from 5) didn't either.
Only Ashton Turner got any sort of momentum with four fours and a six in his 47 from 29 balls.