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Hobart Hurricanes beat Brisbane Heat in incredible run chase

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The Hobart Hurricanes successfully chased down a target of 209 runs, set by the Brisbane Heat.

Having been sent into to bat by Hobart captain George Bailey, the Heat started quickly and openers Jimmy Peirson (57 off 35) and Peter Forrest (62 off 43) shared a stand of 119 for the first wicket.

The Aussie duo’s good work was continued by Dan Christian who hit 34 off just 9 balls before being stumped off the bowling of Cameron Boyce, all-rounder Ben Cutting also added three late sixes to push the total past 200.

Like the Heat, the Hurricanes also got off to a quick start with Ben Dunk (67 off 40) and Tim Paine (55 of 25) giving the home side a perfect start to their run chase.

Once both were dismissed Jason Floros, it was up to experienced T20 campaigners Alex Hales (34 off 23) and George Bailey (28* off 12) to conclude the chase, despite Hales being caught off the bowling of fellow Englishman Andrew Flintoff, and Bailey hit the winning runs with six balls to spare.

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The win moves the Hurricanes up to fifth in the table with the Heat two points behind in seventh, but with a game in hand. Bailey’s side will look to build on their win when they face the Melbourne Renegades, with Ben Stokes in their ranks, on January 7, while the Brisbane Heat next game is the following day against defending champions the Perth Scorchers.

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