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Brisbane Heat innings
Over 20 || Score 119
First match of the day went to the wire. In an exciting game Titans won the match while defending the small total of 123 runs. In the last over Brisbane Heat need 10 runs to seal the match and they had three wickets in hands. In the first two balls of the over Heat lost two wickets. First Sabburg and then Gale got run out. In the last ball they need 5 runs but de Lange bowled McDermott to seal the win for his team.
AC McDermott b de Lange 2 (3b)
MG Gale run out 1 (2b)
CJM Sabburg run out 19 (7b)
CD Hartley b Morkel 7 (5b)
CA Lynn c van der Merwe b Wiese 14 (17b)
JR Hopes c de Villiers b van der Merwe 37 (44b)
Over 15 || Score 78/4
While chasing the target of 123, Brisbane Heat lost their fourth wicket in the form of Christian, who got out after scoring 21 runs in 24 balls in the first ball of the 14th over. Now the batting side need 46 runs in 30 balls.
DT Christian b Richards 21 (24b)
Over 10 || Score 52/3
In the last five overs Brisbane Heats haven’t scored much runs. But the good thing for them is that they haven’t lost any wicket and their opener and skipper Hopes is still at the crease with 26 runs. And in the 10th over they also crossed the mark of 50 runs.
Over 5 || Score 24/3
While chasing a small total of 123-run, Brisbane heat also lost their first wicket in the 2nd over in the form of J Burns, who got out without scoring a run. Later in the over skipper Hopes smashed Richards for two back-to-back boundaries to collect 8 runs from the over. But in the 5th over Langer gave his team two breakthroughs. First he sent Forrest towards the pavilion and then after a gap of one ball took the wicket of Cutting to give the Brisbane Heat a double blow.
BCJ Cutting c Rudolph b de Lange 0 (2b)
BCJ Cutting c Rudolph b de Lange 0 (2b)
PJ Forrest c Behardien b de Lange 8 (7b)
Over 18.5 || Score123
Titans failed to capitalise on their first wicket stand between Kuhn and Davids. Wickets at regular intervals were the major reason that Titans failed to put up a good total in front of Brisbane Heat. Hard hitting middle-order batsmen -- AB de Villiers, RE van der Merwe – also didn’t play according to their reputation. Titans even failed to bat the full quota of 20 overs and got all out at 123 runs.
RR Richards c & b Gale 0 (2b)
M Morkel c †Hartley b Gale 0 (1b)
F Behardien c Hauritz b Gale 9 (15b)
M Mosehle c Cutting b Christian 6 (9b)
D Wiese c Sabburg b Christian 5 (4b)
Over 15 || Score109/5
Titans lost a couple of wickets in quick succession. Davids who was looking good, got out after scoring 39 runs and then after a gap of an over big hitter van der Merwe also got out for a duck. In the 14th over titans crossed the 100-run mark. After the fall of two quick wickets the onus came on AB de Villiers, but he came back to the pavilion after got run out – the last thing Titans needed.
AB de Villiers run out 28 (19b)
RE van der Merwe c Burns b Hauritz 0 (2b)
H Davids run out 39 (31b)
Over 10 || Score74/2
First bowling change by Brisbane Heat’s but it went in favour of Titans. Davids first launched McDermott for a six which was followed by two boundaries first in the fourth and then in the last ball of the over. Titans scored 16 runs from the over. In the seventh over Titans crossed the mark of 50 runs. Davids is playing a blistering knock, he has reached 39 off 30 balls. But in the 10th over, Kuhn got out off Cutting, when he tried to go for a maximum.
HG Kuhn c Christian b Cutting 31 (27b)
Over 5 || Score 32/1
Titans lost their first wicket in the second over when J Rudolph was caught by Sabburg off Gale. Gale and Hopes are bowling at a tight line. Titans scored their first boundary in the third over when Davids clipped Hopes towards the fine leg boundary. Kuhn scored two back-to-back boundaries in the next over. Now both the batsmen have started looking for the boundaries and even collected two more boundaries in the fifth over as well.
JA Rudolph c Sabburg b Gale 1 (3b)
TOSS: Brisbane won the toss and elected to bowl first. Good news is that there has been no reduction in the number of overs and the match starts at 4:45 pm (IST).
Weather Update: The start has been delayed due to rain.
Handed defeats in their opening matches, Brisbane Heat and Titans will look to put behind the disappointment and make quick amends when they face each other in their Champions League Twenty 20 match here on
While Brisbane lost to Trinidad & Tobago by 25 runs, Titans slumped to a four-wicket defeat against Chennai Super Kings. Come tomorrow, the two teams will be desperate to put some points on the board.
The depleted Australian outfit, which failed miserably with the bat in the last game against T&T, will be expecting its batsmen to show more responsibility.
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