The Brisbane Warmth and Hobart Hurricanes face-off in a must-win BBL fixture on Friday evening with the loser dealing with a tricky path to the finals.
Having misplaced the bat flip, the Warmth are 3-68 with Matt Renshaw on the crease.
It appeared an amazing determination early after a nearly unplayable first over from Riley Meredith, who was swinging the ball earlier than delivering a brutal yorker to dismiss Josh Brown.
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Usman Khawaja appeared to jump-start the Warmth innings however chipped one again to Faheem Ashraf within the fifth over to be out for 18 off 17.
It was the same story for Marnus Labuschagne who by no means actually obtained getting into his 28 off 25 balls, ultimately top-edging a brief ball off Joel Paris.
Hobart and Brisbane are sixth and seventh on the ladder respectively with only one level separating the 2 groups.
The winner can be firmly within the hunt to play finals, going into the top-five, however the loser will doubtless have to win their ultimate two video games and hope different outcomes go their method.
A possible battle between Marnus Labuschagne and the Hurricanes’ Patrick Dooley loomed as an thrilling prospect on the Gabba, however the latter hasn’t been handed match and can miss out.
It’s an enormous blow for the Hurricanes — the thrilling and unorthodox Dooley has 16 wickets this season at simply 12.56, with a formidable financial system of 6.09.
Brisbane Warmth: Usman Khawaja, Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
Hobart Hurricanes: Ben McDermott, Caleb Jewell, Zak Crawley, Matthew Wade, Tim David, D’Arcy Brief, Mitchell Owen, Faheem Ashraf, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Riley Meredith
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