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BBL10: Twitter goes crazy after Jack Wildermuth’s all-round brilliance

Brisbane Heat all-rounder Jack Wildermuth turned the tide in his team's favour, first with the bat and then with the ball as he scored a quickfire 31 of 11 balls in the death overs to take Heat to a par score of 178 against Sydney Thunder in Canberra. Wildermuth played his first season with Heat and then moved to Renegades, before coming back this year to his first team. 

With the ball, he was right on the money in the first over itself, getting the dangerman Alex Hales bowled for a duck with only his second delivery in the match. Later in the first over itself, he got the prized scalp of Thunder captain Callum Ferguson, that too for naught, ending the over with the Thunder scorecard reading one for two. 

Twitter was full of praise for the 27-year-old, who just a few days ago hit a hundred in a first-class game against India in Sydney. 

But that was not all, he came back in his second over and got out Usman Khawaja too, the other opener, who was trying to hit one out of the park, over cover, but got a thick edge to Jamie Pierson behind the wickets. 

Seeing the luck that he was having, skipper Lynn bowled him out in one go, as he finished his four-over quota with amazing figures of 3-23. In batting, when Wildermuth came to the crease, the Heat were at 140/4 at the end of 17 overs. It was courtesy his four sixes in 11 balls that the Heat was able to get to a good total even after Lynn got out in the 19th over. 

At the time of writing this news, the Thunder, chasing a target of 179, were 129-5 at the end of the 15th over, needing 50 in the last five overs to achieve their first win of the season. 

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