Heat win Gabba thriller 

The Brisbane Heat defeated the Sydney Thunder by six wickets at the Gabba.

In a rain-reduced 17 over game, the Heat – chasing the Thunder’s 4/149 – reached 4/153 off the second-last ball. 

Joe Burns (45 not out off 35 balls), Jimmy Pierson (43 off 39), Chris Lynn (25 off nine) and Alex Ross (25 not out off nine) top-scored, while Mitchell McCleganhan took 2/45 for the Thunder. 

Shane Watson scored 56 off 34, Callum Ferguson 37 off 26 and Joss Butler 23 off 24 in the Thunder’s innings. Shadab Khan (2/27) and Josh Lalor (2/42) were the Heat’s best bowlers.

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