Brisbane Heat registered their first win of the Big Bash League 2018-19 beating Perth Scorchers by five wickets at the Perth Stadium on Saturday.

Mujeeb ur Rahman was the star for Brisbane as the mystery spinner put in a miserly spell of 4-0-10-2 that helped Brisbane restrict Perth to 135/6. In chase, skipper Chris Lynn scored 33 off 34 as Brisbane won with eight balls remaining.

Opting to field first, Brisbane had a decent start with the ball managing to keep a check on the Perth run-rate even though Perth openers – Michael Klinger and Cameron Bancroft – got together for 56 runs, but took 8.3 overs for it.

Bancroft (24) was the first to go, caught superbly at long on by Brendon McCullum off Ben Cutting. An over later, Rahman outfoxed Klinger – stumped for 26, followed by the wicket of Perth skipper Mitchell Marsh for 11.

Ashton Turner then upped the ante with a 30-ball 47, but lacked support at the other end as Hilton Cartwright fell cheaply for 2 while Ashton Agar managed just 11. Perth could only manage 135/6 in their 20 overs.

In reply, Brisbane lost both their openers – Max Bryant (11) and McCullum (14) to Nathan Coulter-Nile. Lynn and Matt Renshaw then got together for a stand of 39 runs before Lynn fell to Jhaye Richardson. Renshaw was next to go for 18, trapped in front by Jason Behrendorff. Coulter-Nile added his third in the form of Jimmy Piersen (4).

However, Joe Burns (20 off 25) and Ben Cutting (26 off 16) took their team home with eight balls to spare and five wickets in hand.