Brisbane Heats lost a golden opportunity of striking the first blood in the BBL 2018-19 and instead suffered a five-wicket defeat against the defending champions in the first match of the ongoing series. The visitors, on the other hand, would be pretty satisfied with the way they performed and would be looking to emulate a similar show in their coming duel. Till then, let’s have a look at the 3 possible reasons which contributed to their 5-wicket victory over the rival Heats in the much coveted Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers 1st Match at the Gabba.
Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, Match 1: 3 reasons why Strikers won the game
Heat’s batting order crumbles at the hands of Ingram & Co.
In spite of possessing some of the most destructive T20 batsmen in the World at the moment, Heats couldn’t create any opportunity for run-scoring which eventually cost them a highly coveted duel at their home turf.
Rashid and Short strike early on to the Heat’s XI
The duo of Mathew Short and Rashid Khan tore apart the home team’s lineup at the early stages of the competition which solidified the chances of the visiting team’s victory.
While the former picked up a couple in exchange of fourteen runs in his spell, the latter was hardly bashed during his play as he scalped a triplet of wickets to annihilate the entire lineup before they could sweep few more runs under their belt.
Carey’s blistering fifty paved way for the Strikers’ victory
The wicket-keeper batsman’s mind-boggling innings gave the green signal for the Strikers’ triumph over a presumably formidable Heat’s unit.
Carey’s berserking inning comprised of 70 runs during a stay of 46 deliveries and comprised of 5-4s and 4-6s, which straightaway did the work of steering the Strikers onto the roads of victory.