Yesterday cricket match report: Khawaja, Bartlett move forward, lead Brisbane Heat to Challenger

Usman Khawaja said goodbye to the BBL in style as the Brisbane Heat defeated the Melbourne Renegades after a seven-wicket win at Marvel Stadium.

Kawaja, who chased his 163 from under the roof, made it to the finals in his series, the second half-century in a row he hit 59 of 47, before Matt his Renshaw calmly threw the heat into his seven. led me to victory.

The Renegade offense failed to make it in the last game since winning the title four years ago when the season ended at the hands of the reckless Kawaja and Renshaw.

The new heats saw him take on the Sydney Sixers at the SCG on Thursday and Perth scored a big last-place win against the Scorchers.

The Heat head to India for their next Australian tour, without Kawaja, Renshaw and Marnus Labushagne. Khawaja and Renshaw finish BBL stint in style

After a mediocre return to the BBL, Khawaja came alive with a spectacular 94 in the Heat’s eliminator victory over his Thunder in Sydney.

He continued with strong returns with two boundaries in the opening ahead of Tom Rodgers, collecting 5 in his first 14 deliveries.

His belligerence inspired fighting opener Josh Brown. Josh Brown pulled himself out of the rut with a load of 6 and the pair quickly carved out a half-century partnership.

Brown then lost to David Moody, but Khawaja remained unfazed and hit six-off spinner Corey Rocchicioli to set up his half-century in spectacular fashion.

But he holed out in his 16th over, Heat 41 came close to victory, and the meltdown demons of Hobart’s recent terror against the Hurricanes were still fresh. But the aggressive Renshaw showed no nerves, hitting 27-of-13 pitches against the Sixers to blow the Heat away.

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With Kane Richardson, who was absent for family reasons, leading the charge, the under-represented Renegade offense lacked penetration, but hung on the surface in two tiers to keep the match going.

After being outmaneuvered early on, Renegades rolled precisely in his overs in the middle, the heat’s much-needed runs slowly increasing his rate.

The match started on the 16th during a power surge when Rodgers took key wickets from Kawaja and Labuchagne.

But when the Renegades’ rebound of the season (after three straight bottom-place finishes) ended, they couldn’t stop his Renshaw, who was enraged. enter bartlett

The Heat took a hit when leg spinner Mitchell Swepson was absent during the preparations for Australia’s tour of India.

After a slow start to the season, Swepson became a key part of the Heat’s offense with his ability to roll accurately at middleovers, along with colleague Matthew Kuehnemann.

The Heat replaced him with sailor Xavier Bartlett, who was preferred over veteran Mark Stickety. The 24-year-old Bartlett conceded his selection with spectacular bowling, although he had only taken one wicket in his last three BBL matches this season.

He shared a new ball and took out out-of-form Martin Guptyl before betraying Sam Harper who came straight to great legs. Bartlett rounded out an outstanding performance with a deftly slow delivery to fend off the dangerous Matt Critchley.

Much was expected of the highly rated Bartlett, but it didn’t come to fruition until he delivered an impressive result in this high-stakes competition.

He continued his breakout season with accurate fast bowling, well supported by his fellow fast pacers Michael Nether and Spencer Johnson.

Sean Marsh enjoying the big stage of the finale

Sean Marsh’s endless injury worries continue this season, with him playing just five games in the regular season.

But even in the twilight of his career, Marsh proved nothing beats the experience of dominating a seesaw of Rebels innings.

He stalled after getting off to an ominous start on the boundary of the first ball of the innings.

Marsh decided to make his move against Johnson in four overs in consecutive boundaries before being dropped to 14 in a short fine leg by James Bazley.

This was a costly mistake for the Heat as Marsh conceded on a well-aimed attack on Kuhnemann who slammed two of his sixes in the sixth over.

After top batters Guptill, Harper and Aaron Finch didn’t make much of an impact, he turned the clock back to advance the Renegades’ innings with an excellent drive.

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