The Heat keep themselves in the finals hunt with a 26-run win. They claim all four points and move up to fourth on the table for now although that could change tonight. Chris Lynn and Max Bryant set the game up at the top of the order with a return to form and Marnus Labuschagne played well to help the Heat set a winning total. They defended it well with Swepson, Laughlin and Labuschagne bowling particularly well. Sam Harper made a half-century but he didn't get much support.

Marnus Labuschagne is Player of the Match for the first time his his T20 career or his 49 off 31 and 1 for 10.

18.4
W
Steketee to Evans, OUT, caught at short third man! Game over. Steketee responds with a 103kph, slower ball, he charged and swung hard, got a thick edge that sliced off the outside edge to Lynn at short third man. Easy catch

Z Evans c Lynn b Steketee 6 (3b 0x4 1x6) SR: 200.00

18.3
6
Steketee to Evans, SIX runs, flicked over square leg! First six in the BBL for Evans! Angled into leg, got the perfect length to pick this up and whip over the square leg rope
18.2
0
Steketee to Evans, no run, back of a length, top of middle, he defends from the crease
18.1
W
Steketee to Prestwidge, OUT, caught at deep forward square! Bryant moves to the other hot spot on the other side at the start of the new over and takes the catch. Prestwidge got a length ball, he sat back and tried to launch over deep square, he hit it ok but got under it and it fell short of the rope, Bryant runs to his right and takes it well

JA Prestwidge c Bryant b Steketee 19 (13b 2x4 1x6) SR: 146.15

END OF OVER:
18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | MR: 141/8 (33 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.83, RRR: 16.50)

  • Jack Prestwidge19 (12b)
  • Mitchell Swepson4-0-26-2
  • Xavier Bartlett4-0-35-2
17.6
W
Swepson to Lalor, OUT, holes out to deep midwicket! He had to go for it. Flatter on off, he tried to slog sweep but got it on the toe of the bat and it went high to deep midwicket but fell about 5 metres short of the rope where Bryant is waiting and he took the catch easily

JK Lalor c Bryant b Swepson 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

17.5
1
Swepson to Prestwidge, 1 run, tossed up, driven firmly to long off
17.4
0
Swepson to Prestwidge, no run, slower and shorter outside off, he cuts firmly but can't beat a diving Labuschagne at cover. Good stop
17.3
1
Swepson to Lalor, 1 run, shorter leg break, top of off, he's back and forcing this to long on
17.2
1
Swepson to Prestwidge, 1 run, shorter wide of off, he's back and cutting firmly to deep point
17.1
0
Swepson to Prestwidge, no run, shorter leg break, he's back and punching this firmly to cover
17.1
1w
Swepson to Prestwidge, 1 wide, leg break drifts down leg and called wide

Swepson returns

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs 1 Wkt | MR: 137/7 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 12.33)

  • Josh Lalor4 (3b)
  • Jack Prestwidge17 (8b)
  • Xavier Bartlett4-0-35-2
  • Mark Steketee3-0-35-1

Garv Asnani: "As a Heat supporter, I really want them to qualify as I have been waiting for three seasons and this time they have lost 3-4 close matches"

16.6
0
Bartlett to Lalor, no run, full on leg, he clips this straight to short fine
16.5
4
Bartlett to Lalor, FOUR runs, advances and drives magnificently wide of mid off! What a shot! Charging to a length ball and he crunched it on the up into the gap
16.4
0
Bartlett to Lalor, no run, 137kph, good length, wide of off, he tries to drive and misses

Renegades 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14SE MarshAJ Finch
2nd42SE MarshSB Harper
3rd35SB HarperJ Fraser-McGurk
4th6SB HarperMW Harvey
5th5BJ WebsterMW Harvey
6th4Imad WasimMW Harvey
7th27Imad WasimJA Prestwidge
8th8JK LalorJA Prestwidge
9th0JA PrestwidgeZ Evans
10th6Z EvansP Hatzoglou

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
SS1495360.257
PS1485320.851
ST1486310.949
BH147729-0.286
AS1477280.105
HH147728-0.187
MS1458240.14
MR1441016-1.727