In the 49th match of the currently running Big Bash League, which took place on Friday, Brisbane Heat prevailed against Hobart Hurricanes by a score of 12 runs.
After being given the opportunity to bat first, the Heat were able to rack up 162 runs in 20 overs thanks to Matt Renshaw, who hit 41 runs off of 31 balls.
The best bowler for Hurricanes was Joel Paris, who had statistics of 2/15 in four overs. His performance stood out among the rest of the bowlers.
Later on, Michael Nesser excelled with the ball and took three wickets, bringing the Hurricanes’ total score down to 150/6 despite strong runs from Matthew Wade (45) and Tim David (46*).
During the course of the game, there was a hilarious occurrence that ended up being the most memorable part of the evening. Marnus Labuschagne was hit in the pads by a spinning delivery that was bowled by D’Arcy Short in the tenth over of the Heat’s innings.
When they saw this, the wicketkeeper Wade and the batsman Short both made strong appeals for a leg before wicket, but the umpire ruled that it was not out.
Before using the DRS, Wade sought advice from Short and asked, “Did it pitch in line?” To which Short responded with a simple “No.”
After seeing the spinner’s humorous response, the commentators were unable to contain their amusement when Short gave his response, and they were left in fits of giggles as a result.
The Brisbane Heat are now in fifth place on the points table after winning five of their last 12 matches. They have played a total of 12. On the other side, Hurricanes are currently in seventh place after winning five matches and have a perfect record.
The next match for the Hurricanes will be on Monday against the Sydney Sixers, and for the Brisbane Heat, their next match will be on Sunday against the Melbourne Stars.