Controversy on the Pitch: Hurricanes Skipper Under Fire for Final-Ball Drama in BBL Thriller

The Brisbane Heat remained undefeated in BBL13, needing to defend three off the final ball against the Hobart Hurricanes. The Hurricanes mounted a strong chase but ultimately fell short by a solitary run. Hurricanes captain Nathan Ellis faced criticism from Australian cricket legend Ricky Ponting for his batting, as he could only manage a pair of singles in the final over. The Heat is currently leading the BBL with a 6-0 record, while the Hurricanes sit in fifth place and may need to win all three remaining matches to qualify for the finals. Prior to the final-over chaos, Xavier Bartlett’s opening spell helped set up the Heat’s victory against the Hurricanes. Despite Chaudhary’s valiant efforts, the Hurricanes’ batting fell short of the required total. The Hurricanes bowling attack, led by Nathan Ellis and Chris Jordan, had limited the Heat’s innings effectively.