Sport Cricket Big Bash League Heat lose to Renegades in crazy final over

Heat lose to Renegades in crazy final over

Brendon McCullum Big Bash
Despite a quick fire 64 from captain Brendon McCullum the Heat failed to chase down their target.
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The Brisbane Heat have lost to the Melbourne Renegades by one run after a final over featuring two sixes, three wickets and four wides.

The Renegades set the Heat 200 to win at the Gabba and, led by captain Brendon McCullum’s 64 off 40, probably should have made it.

Requiring 18 off the final six balls, a wide and two Joe Burns sixes put the Heat in the box seat.

Even when he holed out on the next ball the Heat still only needed five runs off four balls.

Nathan Rimmington followed it with another wide, making the equation four off three for the Heat to win.

The next delivery was slapped by Nick Buchanan to mid-off, where Renegades skipper Aaron Finch gathered and fired to the bowler’s end, and Rimmington neatly completed the run-out.

That made it four off two for victory, but another Rimmington wide simplified things further.

Three runs needed off two balls became three off one when the Renegades seamer somehow found a dot ball in all the chaos.

His final delivery was a wide, but Heat non-striker Mitch Swepson simply put his head down and made it all the way to the other end before realising he should really have stayed put.

Debutant wicketkeeper Andrew Harriott simply scooped up the ball and lobbed it to Rimmington, who ended the game with another run-out in one of the strangest final overs of BBL06.

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