20 Jan 2013

Heat beat Scorchers to claim T20 crown

9:29 am on 20 January 2013

The Brisbane Heat are the new kings of Australian Twenty20 cricket after beating the Perth Scorchers by 34 runs in Saturday's Big Bash final at the WACA Ground.

Chasing 168 for victory, the Scorchers were restricted to 133 for nine, with dangerman Shaun Marsh dismissed for just 16 off 24 balls courtesy of a sharp overhead catch from Nathan Hauritz in the deep.

The Heat only booked their place in the BBL finals with an upset win over Hobart in the last round of the season.