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Perth Scorchers win by 9 wickets (D/L method)

Heat vs Perth

Big Bash League: Perth Scorchers beat Brisbane Heat thanks to Nathan Coulter-Nile's heroics

Nathan Coulter-Nile: impressive hitting from Perth Scorchers all-rounder

Chris Lynn: half-century underpinned Brisbane Heat's total

Nathan Coulter-Nile blasted Perth Scorchers to a nine-wicket, rain-affected victory over Brisbane Heat.

Chasing a target of 51 in five overs, Coulter-Nile's 23 not out off six deliveries turned things around for his side after they were struggling at 22-1 with 12 balls remaining.

He hit two sixes and two fours as 21 runs came from the penultimate over, bowled by seamer Dan Christian (0-21).

Coulter-Nile's second-wicket partner Shaun Marsh (19no) finished the job with a six off Thisara Perera (0-8) from the second delivery of the final over.

Chris Lynn had earlier struck 51 off 29 balls to power the Heat to 109-4 when rain arrived at The Gabba.

Lynn, whose innings featured five fours and three sixes, dominated a fourth-wicket stand of 84 with Christian (37no) after Brisbane had slumped to 19-3 in the fourth over, Alfonso Thomas (2-15) and Michael Beer (2-17) doing the damage.

The rain eventually relented just in time for Perth to chase a Duckworth-Lewis revised target.

Match Details

18th Dec 2012
Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bowl.
Brisbane Cricket Ground
D B Mealey and P R Reiffel


Batsman R
Marsh not out 19
Gibbs c P J Forrest b Hopes 9
N.M. Coulter-Nile not out 23
Extras 0
Total 4.2 Overs 51 - 1
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Roach 1 0 5 0
B.C.J. Cutting 1 0 11 0
Hopes 1 0 6 1
Christian 1 0 21 0
Perera 0.2 0 8 0
Full Bowling Card