Brisbane Heat beat Melbourne Stars by 24 runs

The Brisbane Heat wrinkled a Lasith Malinga attack before keeping their Big Bash finals hopes active with a 24 runs  victory over the Melbourne Stars at the Gabba.

The Brisbane Heat  5 for 171 runs ended the Melbourne Stars' four match winning line with a determined comeback on Thursday. Super slinger Lasith Malinga sustained his vicious Big Bash  form with an amazing 3-0 from his first 10 balls to have the home side staring at a sub par total of 140.

Dropped by Warne, his 2nd  upsetting miss in the field, Lynn (26 not out) then helped peel off 17 runs from  the final over by Malinga (3 for 26). Brisbane Heat captain  James Hopes followed his 49 runs with the bat to seal  3 for 28 with the ball in a man of the match performance .

Sri Lankan all rounder Thisara Perera, in his last match for Brisbane, chimed in with 3 for 18 as the visitors were kept to 9 for 147. This  result which moves the Brisbane Heat to 5th  on the table with 3-3 record. The Melbourne Stars was  4-2  remain in 2nd  place on eight points.

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