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Heat Sink Scorchers

06 January 2019

A disciplined bowling performance by the Brisbane led by 17-year-old Mujeeb Ur Rahman has seen them restrict the Perth to 6-134 in the Big Bash League at Optus Stadium.

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.

WATCH: Mujeeb Bamboozles the Scorchers

 

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.

WATCH: McCullum Takes a Screamer

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.