Besides the Giants‚ who at the time of writing are second with 19 points‚ the Heat also have to host the Stars on Friday.
This is the same Stars side that bashed them by 53 runs on a Wanderers shirt-front on Friday evening.
Their campaign will close off against the Tshwane Spartans away on December 12.
With their net run-rate being -1.15‚ they don’t just have to win‚ but they need distance between them and their opponents.
With the kind of form the top three teams have exhibited‚ that doesn’t look like happening.
Heat coach Grant Morgan said they were happy with Khan’s appearance but they haven’t given up hope of a play-off spot‚ even though the chances of getting there also hinge on what happens between the Cape Town Blitz and third-placed Jozi Stars (15).