The match was an early semi-final with the winner at Hobart's Blundstone Arena set to finish in fourth position and book in a clash with the Melbourne Renegades at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday night.
The Hurricanes were in a good position to qualify with the home ground advantage and already sitting in fourth position coming into the game, but the massive win for the Heat saw them comfortably qualify for the semi-final against the Renegades.
The Heat, Adelaide Strikers and Hurricanes all finished on eight points with four wins and four losses in the second edition of the Big Bash League but winning by eight wickets and with 35 balls in hand Brisbane comfortably recorded the superior net run rate to make the semi finals.
Hobart captain Tim Paine won the toss and elected to bat first and he opened up the innings with Travis Birt instead of Ricky Ponting. The pair made a solid start putting on 47 but it did take 46 balls before Dan Christian had Paine chop onto his stumps for 23.
Birt then fell soon after for 32 off 25 balls and it was once again to a remarkable catch on the boundary.
He flicked the ball over mid-wicket off Christian and it looked like being a six all the way, but Joe Burns was able to stick his left-hand out to cling to it and then he did some delicate balancing work to avoid stepping on the rope.
The rest of the Hurricanes' batsmen were solid with Ponting making 17 (16 balls), Owais Shah 32 (28) and Jonathan Wells 40 (24), but the score of 3-150 from 20 overs did look a little below par.
Christian picked up 2-32 from four overs for the Heat with James Hopes doing well with 1-18 from four.
Right from the start of the Heat's innings, the target of 151 looked set to pose little challenges. Peter Forrest made a rapid 18 from 11 balls, but it was Pomersbach who was the star as he ensured that Queensland cricket will benefit greatly from the presence of the former West Australian.
Pomersbach put on an amazing clinic of power and clever hitting going on to make 82 from just 42 deliveries with 13 fours and two massive sixes.
It was likely the best innings of the BBL and certainly the most significant as it made sure the Heat would qualify for the semi finals. After he was out for 82, bowled by Ben Laughlin, Burns (41 from 27) and Christian (five from five) safely guided Brisbane to 2-152 to win by eight wickets and 35 balls.
The Hurricanes bowlers copped plenty of stick with Laughlin finishing with 1-35 from three overs, Jason Krejza 0-31 from two and Doug Bollinger 1-41 from four.
Heat batsman Burns put on a great effort in the field and with the bat, but I was happy to pass on the credit for the win to Pomersbach.
"It's a fantastic feeling. We really played well tonight. We started well with the ball and then Pomers just went out and dominated to get us into the semi-final. We have a job to do on Tuesday night now. If we play well I think we are a good chance of going through," Burns said.
"Pomers has been fantastic for us this season. He's a fantastic fella so it's just good to see him doing well and he keeps getting better and better with the more hits he gets.
"With the catch, I think it was a bit of a fluke. I was just running in and it was a bit of a blur, but then all of a sudden I was giving out high-fives. Hopefully there's a few more of those to come.
Hurricanes star Ponting freely admitted that Hobart read the pitch wrong thinking it was harder to score on than it ended up being, but Australia's leading run-scorer has enjoyed his time in the BBL after retiring from Test cricket following the series with South Africa.
"We didn’t think the wicket was as good as they made it look to tell you the truth. A few of our batters came off thinking 150 or 160 might have been a pretty good score, but it probably wouldn’t have mattered how many we got tonight the way they batted," Ponting said.
"Pomersbach was awesome and Burns was very good. I guess when they were chasing that sort of total they wanted to go out pretty hard and get the runs early against the new ball, and they did that really well.
"This competition has been good fun until tonight. I really have enjoyed it coming back from international cricket after so long and slotting back into the Big Bash this summer has been a lot of fun. Unfortunately we just haven’t been good enough in the end to make the semis."