BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Matthew Renshaw looks on during an Australian cricket training session at Allan Border Field on November 15, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Heat moved away from the bottom of the Big Bash League table with a stunning run chase over the Melbourne Stars on Monday evening.

Set 160 to win by the Stars on the back of Nick Larkin's 58 from 36 balls, it was Renshaw who led the way from start to finish for the men in teal.

He wound up with 90 not out from 56 balls, with the next highest scorers being Jimmy Peirson on 22, and Usman Khawaja with just 14.

None of the Stars' bowlers could contain Renshaw, who has recently made his return to the Australian Test picture and will tour India for the Border-Gavaskar trophy as part of an 18-man squad.

Despite the efforts of Renshaw against the Stars, the Heat still found themselves needing a boundary from the final ball of the clash to take the win, and it would be a dramatic sweep to the boundary off the bowling of Beau Webster to get the job done.

Moving across his crease with fine leg in the circle, Renshaw would work the ball fine, with it just beating the fielder in pursuit across the rope.

The win leaves the Stars with a four and six record, but just a single point behind the Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Thunder, who all hold five wins and take fourth place through sixth on the table, only split by net run rate.

The Heat have three games remaining - to be played against the Hobart Hurricanes twice, and Melbourne Stars again.

Three out of three wins would almost certainly see the side qualify for the top-five finals format, given two of those games are against the Hurricanes, and both the Thunder and Strikers have played the same amount of games.

The Stars, on the other hand, now sit with just six points (three wins) from their 12 games and are out of finals contention with only two games to play.