BBL 2014/15 9th Match: Heat escape with one-run win

Lynn walloped five boundaries and a six during his knock of 48

Lynn walloped five boundaries and a six during his knock of 48

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Brisbane Heat batsman Chris Lynn hammered 48 runs to help his side escape with a one-run win in a nail-biting clash against the Melbourne Stars at the Gabba.

However, Stars batsman Rob Quiney deserves some credit for his gutsy knock of 45.

Stars captain Cameron White would have been delighted with his decision to bowl first after Heat opener Jimmy Peirson was caught and bowled by Jackson Bird for 12 runs.

Dan Christian only made four runs before he was caught by John Hastings at mid-off off the bowling of James Faulkner.

Simon Milenko scored 13 runs before he was caught by Luke Wright off the bowling of Scott Boland.

Lynn managed to make 48 runs, which came off 34 balls and included five boundaries and a six, before he was caught behind off the bowling of Hastings.

Nathan Reardon made a quickfire 30 before he was caught by Bird at short fine leg off the bowling of Boland.

Heat captain James Hopes failed to have an impact with the bat as he was caught by White at extra cover off the bowling of Faulkner for 10 runs.

Ben Cutting mustered 27 runs before he was caught by Wright off the bowling of Hastings.

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff accumulated 15 runs before he was run out by Tom Triffitt.

Thanks to Lynn, the Heat finished on 164/8 off their 20 overs.

Faulkner, Hastings and Boland picked up two wickets apiece, while Bird chipped in with one.

Chasing 165 to win, the Stars got off to a horrible start as White was caught behind off the bowling of Ryan Duffield for four runs.

Duffield struck again the very next ball when he clean bowled Glenn Maxwell for a golden duck.

David Hussey only made nine runs before he was caught by Milenko at long-off off the bowling of Duffield.

Duffield finished with a career-best 3-28 off four overs

Duffield finished with a career-best 3-28 off four overs

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Wright smashed a rapid 33 before he was caught by Hopes at short fine leg off the bowling of Christian.

Quiney scored 12 runs before he retired hurt due to a leg injury.

Faulkner blasted 34 runs in almost no time at all before he was caught by Hopes at extra cover off the bowling of Flintoff.

Flintoff struck again just three balls later when he cleaned up Hastings for two runs.

Following Hasting’s dismissal, Quiney returned to the crease.

Triffitt managed to make 23 runs before he was caught by Lynn at mid-off off the bowling of Daniel Vettori.

Needing 16 to win off the last over, Quiney and Duffield scored 11 runs off the first five balls.

With five runs separating them from a spectacular victory, Quiney tried to clear the boundary, but only ended up getting three runs. As a result of that, the Heat dodged a bullet and went on to win the match by one run.

Quiney remained undefeated on 45 off 31 balls, which included one boundary and three sixes.

Quiney made a valiant 45

Quiney made a valiant 45

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Duffield was the most successful bowler with three wickets, while Flintoff snapped up two and Christian and Vettori claimed one wicket each.

Due to his superb performance with the ball, Duffield was named Man of the Match.

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