Match 6: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Highlights Big Bash League Season 2 played on 13th December 2012. KFC Big Bash Series Cricket Highlights 2012-2013.
Brisbane Heat have won their first match of the KFC T20 Big Bash League on the final ball of the match, sealing a thrilling three-wicket victory over the Adelaide Strikers in front of a sellout crowd at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night. After winning the toss and electing to bowl, the Heat were set 186 – the highest recorded victory target in the competition so far – to win following Callum Ferguson’s defiant half-century (52) and Kieron Pollard’s late fireworks late to hit 48.
The visitors lost skipper James Hopes (one) early and looked in for a long night until Luke Pomersbach smashed 65 including two sixes and eight boundaries and combined for a 99-run partnership with Joe Burns (37). The duo’s stand was broken late as the match ebbed and flowed, until Ben Cutting (13) thumped two valuable sixes with just under three overs remaining to give the Heat an unlikely chance for victory. The match went down to the wire with the Heat needing 15 runs for victory from the final over, bowled by Gary Putland. Peter Forrest (12) struck a six before Chris Hartley (five) hit a four for the winning runs on the last delivery of the match to drag the Heat over the line for a memorable win.
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