Yet another one-sided game took place in the Big Bash League (BBL 2018/19). Brisbane Heat convincingly thrashed the home team Perth Scorchers in the 21st Game of the tournament. It was a collective team effort, which did the trick for Brisbane Heat.
Mujeeb ur Rahman delivers for Brisbane Heat:
Initially, it was Brisbane, who won the toss and chose to bowl first. Accepting the task, Perth got a 56-run opening partnership from Cameron Bancroft and Michael Klinger. But, what comes as good news for Heat was that both openers played with a below-par striker rate.
Both failed to convert their knocks into big scores, which kept the pressure on the middle-order department. However, Ashton Turner once again showed his incredible batting skills to push the side to a decent total.
The flamboyant batsman knocked 47 to put 135 runs on the board, Earlier, Mujeeb picked up a couple of wickets by giving away just 10 runs in his 4-over quota. And also, Ben Cutting picked up a couple.
Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting finishes:
In reply, Brisbane got early jolts as Brendon McCullum and Max Byrant failed to get the decent scores on the board. However, quite unlike him, Chris Lynn played a run-a-ball knock to shoulder his side towards the target.
Though he lost his wicket in the middle of the chase, Ben Cutting gave the much-needed fire boost in the chase to make things happen for Brisbane Heat. In between, Joe Burns and Renshaw also chipped in with decent scores.
— Brisbane Heat (@HeatBBL) January 5, 2019
Nathan Coulter-Nile was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets while Jhye Richardson and Jason Behrenforff picked up each wicket.
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Perth Scorchers – 135/6 (Ashton Turner 47, Mujeeb 2/10)
Brisbane Heat – 139/5 (Chris Lynn 33, Cutting 26*, Coulter-Nile 3/25)