Huge Bash League Knockout: Brisbane Warmth beat Sydney Thunder
|Huge Bash League Knockout, Manuka Oval, Canberra|
|Sydney Thunder 158-8 (20 overs): Billings 34 (24), Chopping 34* (18); Steketee 2-22|
|Brisbane Warmth 162-3 (19.1 overs): Heazlett 74* (49), Peirson 43* (24)|
|Brisbane Warmth gained by seven wickets|
Brisbane Warmth are one win away from the Huge Bash ultimate after beating Sydney Thunder by seven wickets within the Knockout.
The Warmth recovered from 14-2 to chase 159 with 5 balls to spare because of Sam Heazlett’s unbeaten 74 off 49 balls on the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
He added 92 with Jimmy Peirson, who made 43 not out off 24 deliveries.
The Warmth face Perth Scorchers within the Challenger on Thursday for a spot in Saturday’s ultimate towards Sydney Sixers.
The Challenger will likely be performed in Canberra, having been moved from Perth due to a five-day lockdown carried out by the Western Australian authorities.
Participant of the match Heazlett overcame a gradual begin to orchestrate an finally snug pursuit for the Warmth after England batsman Joe Denly and captain Chris Lynn fell inside the primary three overs.
Left-hander Heazlett scored solely 19 off the primary 26 balls he confronted and failed to search out the boundary, earlier than hitting 55 off the subsequent 23. He was dropped on 69 by a diving Tanveer Sangha at lengthy leg with solely eight runs wanted.
Peirson, who made 47 not out within the victory over Adelaide Strikers within the Eliminator on Friday, helped see the Warmth dwelling once more with one other superb innings containing two fours and three sixes.
The Thunder have been grateful for Ben Chopping’s unbeaten 34 off 18 deliveries from quantity seven in a complete of 158-8, Sam Billings having contributed 34 after fellow England batsman Alex Hales fell for eight.
In the meantime, Scorchers all-rounder Mitchell Marsh was fined A$5,000 (£2,788) after exhibiting dissent when given out caught behind in Saturday’s defeat by Sydney Sixers.