BBL 2014/15 20th Match: Scorchers breeze past Heat behind Carberry’s half-century

Carberry smashed six boundaries and six sixes during his entertaining knock of 77

Carberry smashed six boundaries and six sixes during his entertaining knock of 77

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Perth Scorchers batsman Michael Carberry hammered an unbeaten 77 to help his side breeze past the Brisbane Heat by eight wickets at the WACA.

However, Heat batsman Nathan Reardon deserves some credit for his valiant knock of 52.

Heat captain James Hopes would have been regretting his decision to bat first, especially after his side were reduced to 76/6 in the 14th over.

Reardon and Hopes stemmed the bleeding with a 57-run partnership, during which Reardon brought up his half-century, before Hopes was run out by Andrew Tye for 16.

Thanks to Reardon’s unbeaten knock of 52, which came off 40 balls and included four boundaries and two sixes, the Heat finished on 134/7 off their 20 overs.

Reardon's gutsy innings of 52 went in vain

Reardon’s gutsy innings of 52 went in vain

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Jason Behrendorff and Brad Hogg picked up two wickets apiece, while Tye and Ashton Turner chipped in with one wicket each.

Chasing 135 to win, the Scorchers got off to a poor start as opening batsman Marcus Harris was caught by Ryan Duffield at mid-on off the bowling of Ben Cutting for six runs.

Michael Klinger only made 10 runs before he was caught by Andrew Flintoff at first slip off the bowling of Duffield.

However, it was all Scorchers from this point on as Carberry and captain Adam Voges amassed an unbeaten 114-run partnership, during which Carberry registered his half-century, to lead their side to victory with 25 balls to spare.

Carberry ended up making 77 off 37 balls, which included six boundaries and six sixes, while Voges remained undefeated on 35 off 37 deliveries, which included two boundaries.

Cutting and Duffield claimed one wicket each.

Carberry was named Man of the Match for his spectacular knock of 77.

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