It was yet another low-scoring clash in the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19. The Chris Lynn-led Brisbane Heat outsmarted Perth Scorchers convincingly to bag those two crucial points in the 48th match of the tournament. It was a collective bowling effort from Brisbane Heat which did the trick for the team.
Initially, it was Brisbane Heat, who won the toss and chose to bat first. They got a brilliant start, as their bowlers bagged three quick wickets to see scorecard read 17/3. However, Cameron Bancroft got a decent 34 to balance the shift.
But, unlike earlier, Cameron failed to convert his start into a big one, which left the team in a bowl of soup. Ashton Turner also failed to deliver while Mitchell Marsh carried his poor form with his willow. Just when things looked bleak, there came the knock from Hobson to push the tally over 100-run mark.
Hobson’s 43 pushed Brisbane to put 128 runs on the board. For Brisbane, Mujeeb ur Rahman and Josh Lalor are the picks of the bowlers with 3 wickets each. Matthew picked up a couple of wickets while Cutting chipped in with one wicket.
In reply, Max Byrant scored run-a-ball knock while Ben Cutting, who opened the innings walked back after scoring 12 runs. Then came the innings from Chris Lynn, which was pretty much needed while chasing such a moderate total on the board.
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Lynn looked pretty determined in guiding the team to victory. He remained unbeaten on 59* before pushing his side to victory with 15 balls left in the game. Matthew Kelly picked up a couple of wickets for Perth Scorchers.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who picked up 3 wickets for just 16 runs was adjudged as the man of the match.
Perth Scorchers – 128/9 (Hobson 43, Mujeeb 3/16, Josh 3\23)
Brisbane Heat – 130/4 (Chris Lynn 56* Max Bryant 26, Kelly 2/27)