Australian test star Marnus Labuschagne put on a player of the match performance for the Brisbane Heat, which solidified their place in the BBL Finals Series with a six-point victory over the Perth Scorchers.
The Heat produced their biggest total of the BBL season with a score of 7-181 in 20 overs.
Brisbane skipper Chris Lynn led the way with 51 of 25 deliveries, while Labuschagne (46 of 38) and Lewis Gregory (36 of 23) helped give the Scorchers a giant total to pursue.
The Scorchers were down by six points, finishing 6-175, but the game went to the last ball with Mitch Marsh, who blew 54 of 26, needing a six to send the game to a super over.
Marsh’s big innings brought the Scorchers to life as it seemed nearly impossible for his team to find themselves in a position to win.
But that was all Labuschagne, whose stroke of 46, with bowling tricks of 3-35 from four overs, led Australian cricketer Mark Waugh to question why the Test batsman hadn’t given no more overs at the bowling alley. in the humiliating series defeat against India.
“He should have played a lot more this summer,” Waugh said on Fox Cricket.
“Ashton Turner looked like he was playing on the wrong line.”
Commentator Brendan Julian added, “Tim Paine, take a look. What could have been here in Adelaide.”
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