Adelaide Strikers Eliminated As Brisbane Heat Win By 6 Wickets
Brisbane Heat chased down 131 comfortably to eliminate Adelaide Strikers from the Big Bash League(BBL). Heat will now play a knockout match against Sydney Thunder.
Chasing a target of 131, Brisbane was in a spot of bother after being reduced to 3/23 inside the powerplay. Joe Denly and Jimmy Peirson revived the Heat's innings with a 69-run partnership. Denly got out on 41 off 40 with the help of two fours and a six. Peirson remained not out on 47 and finished the game comfortably in the end. Joe Burns was also unbeaten on 17.
Earlier, Marnus Labuschagne's disciplined bowling helped Brisbane restrict Strikers on 130/7 in the first innings. Labuschagne took three wickets in the three overs.
Adelaide Strikers - 130/7 (Jake Weatherald - 32; Marnus Labuschagne - 3/13)
Brisbane Heat - 131/4 in 18.5 overs (Jimmy Peirson - 47*; Peter Siddle - 1/14)