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Peirson Pilots Heat Home as Strikers Eliminated | Brisbane Heat




The scores: Adelaide Strikers 7-130 (Weatherald 32; Labuschagne 3-13, Swepson 2-23) lost to Brisbane Heat 4-131 (Peirson 47no, Denly 41; Siddle 1-14) by six wickets with seven balls remaining

The pitch: The first Final of BBL|10 was far from your typical 20-over contest, and the Gabba wicket played a massive part in that. After batting for the Strikers, a mic’d up Matt Renshaw said it was a much slower surface than he was used to at the venue he calls home with Queensland. And that was evident throughout, as even Australia reps Alex Carey and Marnus Labuschagne struggled to find any timing or rhythm, while Test squad members Mitch Swepson and Michael Neser benefited from some variable bounce and seam…

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