Ben Cutting hit a whopping six in the Sydney Thunder v Brisbane Heat clash.
Heat defeated Thunder to qualify for the Challenger game.
The current Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 reached the end of business with only two games remaining in the tournament. Sydney sixers are already in the final where they will meet the winner of the Challenger match.
Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat will face off on Thursday (February 4) in the Challenger match, and the winner of that match will advance to the season finale.
Recently, in the Knockout contest, Heat beat Sydney Thunder to secure a spot in the Challenger. During the game, Side directed by Chris Lynn chased the 159 target with five spare bullets, thanks to a brilliant 74 point shot by Sam Heazlett.
The contest also saw a cameo of Ben cut, who scored 34 undefeated points on 18 balls with a scintillating 188 hit rate to take Thunder to a competitive total.
Coupe smashed four sixes in his short but entertaining inning. One of those maximums came off the ground at Manuka Oval in Canberra.
It all happened in the 18th of the Thunder innings played by a veteran Morne Morkel. The right arm made a long delivery, Cutting sat back in his crease and slapped him on a deep square leg for a huge six.
Here is the video:
It’s OUTTTAAAAA HERE !!
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In addition to Cutting, Thunder opener Usman Khawaja smashed 28 out of 30 balls, skipper Callum ferguson scored 25 of 20 deliveries and wicket keeper Sam billings makes 34 balls out of 24.
For Heat, pacer Mark Steketee and spinner Mitchell Swepson packed two ATMs each Ben Laughlin, Marnus Labuschagne, and Morkel picked up a scalp each.
In response, Heat chased the target in 19.1 overs with seven wickets in hand. Joe Denly (0) and skipper Lynn (10) didn’t contribute much from the willow.
However, Labuschagne, Heazlett and Jimmy peirson contributed well enough to take the team to the finish line. Labuschagne was exhausted on 32 after forming a much needed 56 partnership for the third wicket with Heazlett.
Then Heazlett (74 no) and Peirson (43 no) added an undefeated 92 point stand for the fourth wicket to bring their team home.