Bryant, Cutting keep Heat alive by chasing 157 in 10 overs
The Brisbane Heat openers amassed a record-breaking 94 for no loss in the Powerplay, before powering on to seal the victory in commanding fashion
Watch the Highlights of the Match between Heat v Stars.
Brisbane Heat win by 10 wickets with 10 overs to spare! That was staggering viewing. Some of the best hitting you will ever see. Bryant and Cutting destroyed the Stars. They struck 13 sixes between them. Simply stunning. That keeps the Heat’s season alive. The Stars now must win their last home game against the Sixers on Sunday to make the semi-finals. The Heat’s net run-rate gets a huge boost. That makes things tough for Sydney Thunder. They now must win against Hobart Hurricanes tomorrow night and do it well enough to stay ahead of the Heat on net run-rate. Then it will all come down to the Stars Sixers in Sunday for the last semi-final spot.
Brisbane Heat: Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum, Matthew Renshaw, Alex Ross, James Peirson (wk), Ben Cutting, Jack Prestwidge, Josh Lalor, Mitch Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
Melbourne Stars: Ben Dunk, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch, Dwayne Bravo, Jackson Bird, Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichanne, Adam Zampa
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
Toss: Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bowl.
Umpires: Davidson, G & Wilds, A K
TV Umpires: Koch, D M
Match Referee: Parry, R L
Date: 08 Feb 2019