A brilliant batting display of hitting by Nathan Coulter-Nile has leads Perth Scorchers by nine wickets win over Brisbane Heat in a rain haulted KFC T20 Big Bash League clash at Tuesday.
Needing 51 runs to win from just five overs following a extended rain delay, Coulter-Nile smashed 23 off just six balls including 20 runs off one Dan Christian over before Shaun Marsh's unbeaten 19 sealed the win with a six in the final over.
James Hopes appeared to have set the Heat on the way to victory when he conceded just six runs off the third over, taking the wicket of Herschelle Gibbs (9) in the process.
But Coulter-Nile, elevated into a pinch-hitting role, take the game away from the home side team with a powerful display.Brisbane Heat faced 13.1 overs in their innings before the heavens opened to delay play for over an hour.
Brisbane Heat 109/4 in 13.1 overs
Perth Scorchers 51/1 (4.2 overs)
Match Reduced to 5 overs due to rain - Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets( D/L method)