Perth snatch victory in shortened BBL clash

Last updated 01:03 19/12/2012

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A whirlwind display of hitting by Nathan Coulter-Nile has delivered Perth a nine-wicket victory over Brisbane in a rain-marred Big Bash League clash on Tuesday.

Needing 51 to win off just five overs following a lengthy rain delay, Coulter-Nile belted 23 off just six balls including 20 runs off one Dan Christian over before Shaun Marsh (19no) sealed the win with a six in the final over.

James Hopes appeared to have set the Heat on the way to victory when he conceded just six runs off the third over, taking the wicket of Herschelle Gibbs (9) in the process.

But Coulter-Nile, elevated into a pinch-hitting role, took the game away from the home team with a powerful display.
Brisbane faced 13.1 overs in their innings before the heavens opened to delay play for over an hour.

Chris Lynn scored 51 off 29 balls, the fastest half-century in this summer's BBL competition, as he shared an 84-run fourth-wicket stand with Christian (37no) to lift the Heat to 4-109.

Alfonso Thomas and former Test spinner Michael Beer took two wickets each for the Scorchers, who have now won two games straight.

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