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Scorecard & ball-by-ball: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat - Match 24 - Sydney

Brisbane Heat defeated Sydney Thunder by 15 runs on D/L method to earn their second win of the season.

Set a target of 187, Sydney Thunder faced only 5.3 overs before the rain arrived in Sydney, handing Heat their second-straight win. Thunder were 2-34 at the time, but were 15 short of the required total under D/L calculations.

Earlier, Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn hit brisk fifties to help the visitors post a mammoth total. McCullum, who hit 56 off 35 balls, added 76 runs for the opening stand with Max Bryant (36 off 23), before a 65-run stand with Lynn. McCullum had scored four, four, eight and 14 in his previous four BBL outings. The wickets of McCullum and Lynn (54 off 30) sparked a collapsed towards the business end of the innings with only wicketkeeper-batsman Jimmy Peirson (16* off 10) crossing the double figures. Heat only added 31 runs off the last 31 balls, after the wicket of Lynn. Such collapses have remained a constant worry for Heat, but luckily they had enough on the board courtesy their top order. Leggies Johnathan Cook and Fawad Ahmed returned with the figures of three for 27 and two for 36 respectively.

It was a wet end to English pair Jos Buttler and Joe Root's time with the Thunder, who will now depart for West Indies to fulfil international duties.

They will be replaced by New Zealand's Anton Devcich and England allrounder Chris Jordan, who will both be available to play the Adelaide Strikers on January 13.

Brisbane return home to play the Melbourne Renegades on Thursday night at the Gabba.

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