The Melbourne Renegades are 3-9 from 2 overs in reply to the Heat’s total of 8-137 with Andre Russell (0) and Aaron Finch (1) at the crease.
Sam Harper was out frist ball of the Renegades’ innings caught by Colin Munro off the bowling of Michael Neser.
Jake Fraser-McGurk hit one boundary on his way to 6, before he was Neser’s second victim in the first over.
First ball of Neser’s second over he had his third scalp as Nic Maddinson chopped on for 2, before Johnathan Wells left his first ball to be bowled giving Neser the ninth hat-trick in BBL history.
The Brisbane Heat made 8-137 from their 20 overs after winning the toss and batting at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, with Jimmy Peirson top scoring with (45).
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Star import Colin Munro blasted a six on his way to 8 before he was caught by Will Sutherland off Akeal Hosein.
Max Bryant could only manage 5 before he was caught Andre Russell off the bowling of Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Sam Billings blasted one isx in his 25 off 19 balls before he was caugfht behind by Sam Harper to give Tom Rogers his first wicket of the night.
Matthew Renshaw compiled a run a ball 29 before he chopped on to give Rogers his second scalp for the over.
Ross Whiteley hit one six in his knock of 8 before he was Rogers’ third wicket for the night in his third over.
Test bowler Michael Neser only made 3 before Akeal Hosein bowled him and his replacement James Bazley for a duck in the same over.
Rogers returned for his final over to have Mark Steketee caught by Harper for 4 to give the paceman career best figutres of 4 for 23.
Heat skipper Jimmy Peirson top scored with 45 not out smashing six boundairies, including four in the last over to guide the Heat to a respectable total.
Peirson smacked 30 off his last 10 balls in a superb finish to the Heat’s innings.
The Melbourne Renegades host the Brisbane Heat in a blockbuster clash at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong.
The Heat won the bat flip and will bat first.
The second placed Renegades are yet to lose in two games in BBL12, while the seventh placed Heat have lost their only match of the tournament.
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The Renegades are coming off a last start win over the Thunder while the Heat lost their only match to date also against the Renegades.
Aaron Finch will lead the charge for the renegades with the bat, while Kane Richardson will be a danger man with the ball.
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For the Heat Colin Munro will be a key batsman at the top of the order, while Matthew Kuhnemann will be crucial with the ball.
It sets the scene for a mouth-watering encounter as both sides bid to keep in touch with the all important top four.
Renegades XI: Nic Maddinson (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Aaron Finch, Jon Wells, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Heat XI: Max Bryant, Colin Munro, Matthew Renshaw, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (c, wk), Ross Whiteley, Michael Neser, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matt Kuhnemann, Mitch Swepson
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