James Pattinson’s fifer guided Brisbane Heat to a seven-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers in the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) here on Tuesday.
Chasing a below-par total of 111, Heat won the game with four overs and four balls to spare.
However, Heat had a disastrous start to their run-chase as they lost both their openers, Max Bryant and Chris Lynn, for cheaply.
Lynn and Bryant were dismissed Michael Neser and Rashid Khan, respectively.
But, Matt Renshaw and debutant AB de Villiers stitched a 77-run stand to swing the game in their favour.
Liam O’Connor then dismissed De Villiers for a score of 40, reducing Heat to 88/3.
Heat, however, did not lose any other wicket as Matt Renshaw (52) and Joe Burns (10) remained unbeaten.
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Earlier, Strikers had won the toss and elected to bat first here at the Gabba.
But, James Pattinson’s fifer and a couple of wickets each for Josh Lalor and Ben Cutting saw the Strikers collapse for just 110, and an over to spare.
Apart from Rashid Khan, no other Strikers batsman could cross the 20-run mark.
Rashid played a knock of 28 before Josh Lalor got rid off him in the 18th over.
Both the teams will now meet once in the Big Bash League on Friday.