Cricket: Former Blackcap Colin Munro spearheads Brisbane Heat's Big Bash win over Hobart Hurricanes

Former Blackcaps opener Colin Munro has continued his sublime forme in the Aussie Big Bash, leading Brisbane Heat to a thrilling one-run victory over Hobart Hurricanes at the Gabba.

The Heat captain lead all scorers with 56 runs from 47 balls, including two sixes in one over from Nikhil Chaudhury, as his team compiled a paltry 132/7 from their 20 overs, before rain shortened Hobart's chase to 16 overs, with an adjusted target of 117 runs.

The visitors fell agonisingly short, when captain Nathan Ellis played the last ball from Paul Walter straight to Munro at mid off and batting partner Patrick Dooley was run out attempting a second run.

Colin Munro in action against Hobart Hurricanes.
Colin Munro in action against Hobart Hurricanes. Photo credit: Getty Images

With the bat, Munro combined with Josh Brown in an opening stand of 35 runs, then put on 37 more with Nathan McSweeney, but the Heat innings never picked up momentum, after he departed at 101/4 in the 15th over. 

Indian Chaudhary led Hobart's pursuit of the modified target with 55 off 38 balls and his 47-run partnership with Tim David threatened to see them through. David departed with 14 runs still required, and Chaudbary was dismissed with three balls remaining and four runs needed. 

Brisbane bowler Xavier Bartlett was named Man of the Match for his figures of 3/30 off four overs. Among his victims was former Blackcaps allrounder Corey Anderson, who managed just two runs from his six balls. 

Brisbane remain unbeaten atop the Big Bash table, with six wins from eight scheduled matches. Munro has scored 251 runs from six innings, averaging 44.40, including 11 sixes.