McDermott runs hot in Heat loss

Alister McDermott, son of paceman Craig McDermott is now playing for the Queensland Bulls.
Alister McDermott, son of paceman Craig McDermott is now playing for the Queensland Bulls. Brett Wortman

CRICKET: Brisbane Heat paceman Alister McDermott may lose his 'Macca' nickname after his side crashed to a 25-run loss against Trinidad and Tobago in its opening Champions League Twenty20 game in India on Sunday night.

McDermott (pictured) was embarrassingly called 'Dylan' by a commentator while on his way to returning his best T20 bowling figures of 4-37, as the West Indian team was restricted to 9-135 in Ranchi.

The Heat was bundled out for 110 in reply, losing its final eight wickets for just 34 runs.

It means the Heat now faces a virtual elimination clash against South African side, the Titans, in Mohali tonight.

Heat captain James Hopes said he was not giving up on the semi-finals.

"We've still got three games to go. We need to win at least two to give us a chance," he said.

Batsman Dom Michael may come into Heat line-up.

The Titans lost their opener against the Chennai Super Kings by four wickets, despite South African AB de Villiers scoring a stunning 77 off 36 balls, including seven sixes and three fours.

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