Brisbane Heat keep finals hopes alive

The Brisbane Heat have kept their Big Bash League finals hopes alive with a comprehensive drubbing of the Adelaide Strikers in Adelaide.

The Heat elected to bat, and managed 7/129 - not a mammoth score, but in the end, an easily defendable one.

Kieswetter's 51 was unmatched, while McDermott's 30 and Pomersbach with 20 also boosted the Heat's score.

In reply, the Strikers were always in trouble, as Vettori took early wickets - and then Gannon mopped up, taking 3/11.

The win means the reigning T20 champions can still make the finals, provided they also win next week against the Hobart Hurricanes in Tasmania.

This story Brisbane Heat keep finals hopes alive first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.