The Big Bash League 2022/23 (BBL 12) is ongoing and it is turning out to be a cracking season, with teams giving the final push in the tournament to make a cut to the playoffs. On January 25, Wednesday, Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes faced off against each other in Match 55 of the league and it was the latter who came out on top.
To add more, after winning the toss and electing to bowl first, the Heat’s pacers gave it their all and restricted the Hurricanes to just 120 at the end of the first innings. As far as the bowling is concerned, it was Michael Neser who stood up for the team with his four-for and restricted Hurricanes to a lower total than expected.
During the second ball of the 6th over in the second innings, an alarm went off in the stadium, much to the surprise of the spectators gathered, eventually causing a distraction for the Heat’s batters Matthew Renshaw and Sam Hain. The duo got involved in a mix-up and as a result, the former was sent back to the pavilion on the back a direct hit from English star Zak Crawley.
Watch the run-out involving Zak Crawley, Matthew Renshaw and Sam Hain in Match 55 of BBL 12 here:
Sound the alarm 🚨 the Hurricanes are well and truly in the hunt!
Zak Crawley with a ripping direct hit! 💥 #BBL12 pic.twitter.com/ZFougQi6YL
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 25, 2023
Hobart Hurricanes stay alive in BBL 12 with a thrilling win
Chasing a low target, the Heat got off to a poor start with Jimmy Peirson holding things up at the other end with his 37-ball 39. In no time, the Usman Khawaja-led team were restricted to 30/4 within the initial 6 overs with the 4th wicket being the mix-up between Renshaw and Hain.
However, when most of them believed that the Heat would be able to make it through, despite a 73-run stand for the 5th wicket, the team lost the match in the end by 2 runs on the back of a splendid bowling display from the likes of Nathan Ellis, Joel Paris and Tim David. With the win, Hurricanes are still alive in the hunt to make it through to the playoffs and it remains to be seen if they can lift the title this year.