Spencer Johnson serves another left-over win as the Stars fall short by four runs at the Gabba on Sunday. Catch Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars match 51 highlights.
SMA HAIN AND JIMMY PIERSON SAVE THE DAY.
Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars match 51 highlights: Brisbane Heat came up with another last-over win after having a close encounter with Melbourne Stars in which Spencer Johnson, without changing the outcome, turned out to be the hero again, While Melbourne Stars, struggling with another disastrous BBL year, fell short by just four runs in the final over, which needed fourteen runs to claim a victory at the Gabba on Sunday.
Outperforming in a few past games and marking their fourth consecutive win, The Heat have kept their playoff hopes alive by capturing the third spot on the standings.
Early in the first innings, The Heat staggered to have a good start after being in denial of the decision to bat as Stars bowler Luke Wood struck in the very first over. Josh Brown (4) failed to deliver and became the first victim of Wood.
Soon, rocking the boat, Wood had his second victim as Marnus Labuschagne (1) spoiled his second life after being dropped in the second over of Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars match 51 highlights.
After a 17-run interval, The Heat saw their third batter sit in the dugout when Matt Renshaw (7) got disappointed by Adam Zampa with a direct hit.
The Skipper Usman Khawaja (24 off 18), being the fourth loss, lost his stumps on Nathan Coulter-Nile’s delivery.
After 7 overs of the game, The Heat had two new batters at the crease. Sam Hain and Jimmy Pierson did the unfinished task for The Heat with a 130-run stand.
Sam Hain unleashed 73 runs off 41 balls, smacking seven fours and four sixes to go unbeaten in Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars match 51 highlights.
On the other hand, Jimmy Pierson, partnering him, chipped in with an unbeaten 57 off 43 balls with five fours and a maximum.
The duo were impressive with the bat, while The Stars were lousy with the ball and leaked twenty two extras, bowling fourteen wides, to add crucial runs in the Heat total of 188 with the loss of four wickets.
THE HEAT DERAIL THE STARS AFTER A POWERFUL START.
Stars opener Thomas Rogers provided the Stars with the start they needed in the response to 188 and blasted 41 runs off 20 deliveries. As he was turning into a menace, James Bazley called a halt to his devastating innings.
After a drought of wickets, The Heat pushed The Stars on the backfoot with back-to-back wickets by getting rid of Joe Clarke (31) and Campbell Kellaway (25).
Marcus Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright then took charge of the remaining task, but there was more drama ahead waiting for them.
Stoinis and Cartwright accelerated the chase and inched the Stars closer to victory, while both being reprieved in Johnson and Neser’s over.
To get through the finishing line, the Stars needed fourteen runs in the final over bowled by Spencer Johnson.
Putting the pressure, Stoinis sent Johnson for four in the very first delivery, but the next five deliveries went in favour of Johnson as Stoinis managed to get only singles. Spencer Johnson backed himself for the second time in a row and helped the Heat register their fourth win to leapfrog on the table in Brisbane Heat vs. Melbourne Stars match 51 highlights.