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Cricket news - Brisbane Heat dispatch Scorchers, stay alive in the qualification race

Mujeeb picked up 3-16

Brisbane Heat kept their small hopes of qualifying to the BBL knockouts, handing insipid Perth Scorchers their ninth loss of the season in a one-sided encounter at the Gabba. Heat restricted the Scorchers to 129 and then had star batsman Chris Lynn score an unbeaten 56 and completed the chase inside the 18th over. The victory took Heat to 9 points with an outside chance to grab the last qualification spot, although for that to happen, it would require a collective collapse from at least three teams.

But as the popular adage goes, the Heat did well to 'control the controllable' against the three-time champions who are simply going through the motions at this point of the season. The Scorchers were put into bat and by the end of three overs, had already lost Shaun Marsh and Josh Inglis. Ashton Turner fell in the next to make it 17/3.

Cameron Bancroft scored a steady 32 while Nick Hobson made 43 in the only two contributions greater than 15 runs. Mujeeb Ur Rahman took three-wickets, as did Josh Lalor who became the fourth player to take a BBL hat-trick, when he cleaned up the Scorchers innings for 128.

Brisbane had no such batting problems in chase. By the time Max Bryant became the second Heat batsman to be dismissed, the home team had 79 runs on the board in 10 overs. Lynn was at the forefront of Heat's acceleration slamming four sixes and three fours in his 39-ball knock. The captain saw a minor blip when Brendon McCullum and Matt Renshaw departed in quick succession but was on hand to guide the team home with 15 balls to spare.

Brief Scores: Perth Scorchers 128/9 in 20 overs (Nick Hobson 43, Cameron Bancroft 32; Mujeeb Ur Rahman 3-16, Josh Lalor 3-23) lost to Brisbane Heat 130/4 in 17.3 overs (Chris Lynn 56; Matthew Kelly 2-27) by six wickets

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