Josh Brown's semi-final heroics for the Brisbane Heat has seem him sign with an overseas T20 franchise in a huge win fro the Aussie batter who has enjoyed the season of his career. Brown tipped off an incredible week with a win in the BBL final after the Heat defeated the Sixers on Wednesday night.
Brown left the cricket world in awe having scored the second fastest century ever when he blasted 140 runs off just 57 balls to help the Heat secure a final match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. And Brown once again put on 57 runs off 38 balls on a difficult batting wicket.
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The opener has lifted his game in the Heat's tournament winning run and his insane form has seen teams from Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates reach out to the batter to join them for their domestic leagues.
The 30-year-old was reportedly weighing-up his options ahead of the BBL final, but the opener will now join the Chattogram Challengers in Bangladesh as early as Friday. He could even line up for the Challengers for their Saturday clash.
Brown admitted after his century against the Strikers that he was keen to join an overseas franchise. "I'd take it with both hands," he said. "It'd be nice, I just need to keep scoring runs whenever I'm playing." Brown finished with 366 runs from nine innings in this BBL season, only second to Matt Short who scored an incredible 541 runs.
Josh brown deserves a deal as he was fantastic during #BBL13
— Falcon 🦅 (@TweetsbyEagle) January 24, 2024
Phil Salt ✅
Josh Brown ✅
Imagine this duo opening for Chattogram Challengers on a good batting-surface 🤯
[Phil Salt will be available after ILT20, Josh Brown is expected to join soon.]#BPL2024 pic.twitter.com/Cc2UgUgKpD
— Cricketangon (@cricketangon) January 24, 2024
Congratulations @HeatBBL for winning the BBL. Josh Brown was brilliant in the playoffs - his 140 v Adelaide was the ininngs of the tournament. Spencer Johnson showed his class in the big games. Neser, Bartlett, Kunhemann, Walter were consistent. Their 2nd BBL triumph
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 24, 2024
WOAH. THAT WAS QUICK. ⚡️
Monday: Josh Brown smashed 140 off just 57 balls for Brisbane Heat in Big Bash.
Wednesday: Chattogram Challengers sign Josh Brown for ongoing BPL. pic.twitter.com/j8XQxKEY4U
— Saif Ahmed 🇧🇩 (@saifahmed75) January 24, 2024
Chattogram Challengers have signed Josh Brown for the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. The right-handed batter had scored 140 runs off 57 balls against Adelaide Strikers while playing for Brisbane Heat. This is a good signing for Chattogram. #BPL2024 pic.twitter.com/ZVfv9EYDxe
— Syed Sami (@MrSyedSami) January 24, 2024
Josh Brown in dreamland after BBL win
Brown's century in the semi-final marked the highest score in a BBL finals game, and the most sixes in one innings in the competition's history. He also notched the second-fastest century in the competition's history (41 balls), falling just short of Craig Simmons' record of 39 balls.
His brutal innings led the Heat to a mammoth total of 214, before the Adelaide Strikers could only managed 160 in reply. "It still feels a bit surreal," Brown said. "Still pinching myself now the adrenaline's winding down, pretty crazy."
While Brown was close to player-of-the-match in the final with his half-century, Spencer Johnson stole the show. Johnson was awarded the player of the match honours having turned the tide when coming back on for his second spell.
His 4-26 is the best ever figures in a BBL final. However, having got up on stage during the trophy ceremony, Aussie cricket fans couldn't help notice the giant KFC medal hanging around Johnson's neck.
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