Brisbane Heat take on Adelaide Strikers in the 46th match of the BBL 2021-22 on Wednesday at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane. Both teams haven’t played really well in the tournament. Brisbane Heat has only managed to win 3 matches out of 10 and thus find themselves at number five on the points table. Brisbane Heat is coming into the contest on the back of two consecutive losses.
The batting unit, once again, failed to live up to the expectations. Barring Lachlan Pfeffer, all the players in the top-five got out on single-digit scores. Lachlan Pfeffer was, in fact, the only player who looked good in the middle. He played a terrific 61-run knock off 51 balls and singlehandedly took the team to a competitive score on the board.
Brisbane Heat managed to amass 144 runs at the end of the first innings. Hobart Hurricanes, in pursuit of the total, chased it down in just 17.2 overs. Ben McDermott wreaked havoc with the bat as he played a sensational knock of 93 runs off 61 balls.
Brisbane Heat’s bowling unit had no answer to McDermott’s onslaught with the bat. The team would be hoping that they produce better performance with the bat and ball in the next game.
Facing them are Adelaide Strikers, who are languishing at the bottom of the points table. They suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hands of Melbourne Stars in their last game. Despite Well playing a vital 68-run knock off 56 balls, Adelaide Strikers could only manage to score 139 runs in the first innings. All the other batsmen in the batting unit failed to hit the straps.
The likes of Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, and Fawad Ahmed bowled well and picked 4 wickets combined. However, Joe Clarke singlehandedly took the team home with an outstanding 83-run knock off 58 balls. Adelaide Strikers wouldn’t be too disappointed with their bowling performances but their batsmen need to play big knocks.