Kurtis Patterson engineered his finest BBL knock before speedster Matt Kelly starred with the ball to lead Perth Scorchers to a nervy six-run victory over Brisbane Heat at the Optus Stadium. Patterson cracked 55 off 30 balls on Wednesday night to usher the Scorchers to 157/6 in front, and Kelly then snared 4-28 from four overs as the Heat were bowled out for 151 with a ball to spare. A run-out off the penultimate ball ends a valiant last-wicket partnership from Brisbane Heat and ensured Perth Scorchers made a winning start to the eleventh edition of the BBL.
SCORCHERS WIN! 🏏
A run out with the penultimate ball ends a valiant last-wicket partnership from Brisbane Heat and ensures the Perth Scorchers make a winning start to #BBL11!
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) December 8, 2021