Peirson heroics not enough as Strikers win by 2 runs

Jimmy Peirson heroics were not enough for hosts Brisbane Heat as they lost the game against Adelaide Strikers by two runs. A sorry-looking batting card for Heat in front of their home crowd. At one stage the score was pegged to 86-8 before late bursts from Peirson and Mujeeb ur Rehman as they brought their team within the distance of one strike, but that strike was never hit.

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The 13th match of the BBL 10 was between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. After sending in to bat first, Adelaide Strikers somehow reached the score of 150 by the cumulative efforts of their batsmen. Good bowling and wickets leave the hosts tatters in the chase before Peirson and Mujeeb lighting up the Brisbane Cricket Ground, but only to be fell two runs short of the glory.

Adelaide Strikers innings – Strikers batsmen take it to 150

After putting into bat by Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers didn’t have the best of the starts. They lose their first wicket in the opening over by Xavier Bartlett. Jake Weatherald was LBW on the fifth ball of the innings.

Phil Salt and Matt Renshaw took the crease and carried the innings. Their partnership of 60 runs put the team back on track but with the eating of too much balls. After making 60 runs together, both the batsmen got out on the consecutive deliveries. Mark Steketee got the batsmen in the 10th over and we have two new batters at the crease.

The innings never went flying as Strikers batsmen were striking too low. The innings somehow reached 150 runs in their 20 overs courtesy a good, quick 28 runs off 20 balls by Harry Nielsen.

Matt Renshaw top-scored the innings with his 32 runs off 28 balls.

Xavier Bartlett was the pick of the bowlers taking three wickets at just six runs-an-over. Mark Steketee picked up two wickets while Jack Wildermuth grabbed one wicket.

Brisbane Heat innings – Peirson magic not enough

Brisbane Heat was the home team and the crowd want their team to perform better and win. But that never happened.

The innings was never started and never let off. At the 10-over mark the score was 50-5. The hosts lose their eight wickets at a score of just 68, not to mention Top Cooper top-scored the innings with his 24-ball 22 runs, who was given out after inside edging the ball onto his pads.

All bowlers contributed and tattered the Heat’s chase despairing the crowd and breaking their hearts.

Sam Heazlett, 1-0

Simon Milenko, 2-1

Max Bryant, 3-25

Dan Lawrence, 4-35

Jack Wildermuth, 5-37

Tom Cooper, 6-58

Mark Steketee, 7-67

Xavier Bartlett, 8-68

Now, Jimmy Peirson and Mujeeb ur Rehman at the crease still needing 82 runs off 40 balls. The pair takes the Power Surge and Rashid Khan is bowling to his country-mate, Mujeeb. And they sneaked 20 runs off Rashid Khan’s last over. Mujeeb hitting is national teammate for two fours and one six.

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Jimmy Peirson innings of 69 runs off 36 balls was not enough as Strikers won by 2 runs

The next over, Pierson managed to hit two fours and two sixes and they stole 23 runs from the over. Power Surge yielding 43 runs off two overs and leaving 37 runs to be scored off 24 balls.

Another 14 runs in the next over and Heat fans are entertained in the crowd.

Captain Peter Siddle nailed a Yorker to got Mujeeb and Heat are now one wicket left. Decision of not to take a single of the last ball of the 18th over opened the last-man on strike. Ben Laughlin managed to hit the second ball for a boundary but a cost of five dot balls.

Heat needing 13 runs of the ball. Peirson able to score six runs off the first two balls but no run of the next three balls leaving six runs for a super over. And Peirson only managed to hit a four of a wide Yorker. An inside-edge went to the boundary. And Heat lost the game by two runs.

Danny Briggs picked up three wickets. Peter Siddle and Rashid Khan picked up a couple each.

Jimmy Peirson, for his entertaining innings of 69 runs off just 36 balls that included seven fours and two sixes and entertaining the crowd, was the man of the match of the night.

Man of the Match: Jimmy Peirson

Result: Adelaide Strikers won by 2 runs

Points: Adelaide Strikers 4, Brisbane Heat 0