Brisbane Heat got their second win on a trot after losing first three games in the tournament (BBL 2018/19). They have outsmarted Sydney Thunder in their own den, where rain also helped the visitors. It was Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn and the co, who batted brilliantly for Brisbane to post a massive tally on the board.
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Initially, it was Sydney Thunder, who won the toss and opted to bowl first. However, the toss decision has’t been that great as Max Byrant and Brendon McCullum started things in a fine fashion. The duo kept Syndey players chasing the leather more often than not.
Just when things looked bleak for Sydney, Jonathan Cook rattled the defence of Byrant to give the first breakthrough. However, there head ache increased from then, as Chris Lynn showed his class to the hosts.
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Lynn and McCullum went berserk in the middle to yeild runs at a great pace. After scoring 56 off 35 balls, Brendon McCullum walked back while attempting a shot against Gurinder Sandhu.
Meanwhile, Chris Lynn also brought up his half-century with the help of 4 fours and 4 sixes. At one stage, their scorecard read 1553 in 15 overs. However, in the span of 3 runs, they lost 4 wickets to pull Sydney back in the game.
Suddenly, the run rate has faillen and all they managed was 186 on the board. Jonathan Cook bagged three wickets while Fawad Ahmed chipped in with a couple of wickets.
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Sydney Thunder scored 34/2 before rain interupts:
In reply, Brisbane Heat got a brilliant start, as they sent back dangerous Jos Buttler and Callum Ferguson in a quick succession. However, they have got their skipper Shane Watson in the crease alongside Joe Root at the end of 5.3 overs.
The rain god didn’t allowed the game to progress, which saw Sydney Thunder 15 runs short, as per D/L method. In between, Brendon Doggett and James Pattinson bagged one wicket each.
Brisbane Heat – 186/8 (Brendon McCullum 56, Lynn 54, Cook 3/27)
Sydney Thunder – 34/2 (5.3) (Shane Watson 13*, Pattinson 1/6, Doggett 1/18)