Brisbane Heat beat the flying Sydney Sixers by four wickets at Sydney Cricket Ground. Today, Sydney Sixers welcomed Brisbane Heat at their home, but Michael’s all-around performance sunk the host as Brisbane Heat secured the victory within 19 overs.
As it happened
Moises Henriques, the captain of the Sydney Sixers, won the toss and decided to bat first. So, Kurtis Patterson and Josh Philippe came into the pitch to start the innings for The Sixers. But the two openers were not aggressive from the start.
But despite being so defensive, they failed to make a long partnership. At the start of the 4th over, Sydney Sixers lost their first wicket. Kurtis Patterson departed the crease after scoring 19 off 14 balls.
Josh Philippe also failed to contribute much to the team. He followed the previous batter after getting 16 runs from 16 balls. But Daniel Hughes then tried to tackle the situation. Unfortunately, their captain failed to continue with him.
Daniel Hughes fought for his life to make a good score. But he had to stop in the 13th over as Matthew Kuhnemann picked him up. He scored the highest 23 runs for the Sydney Sixers. Meanwhile, Brisbane’s bowlers were on fire today. Spencer Johnson and Matthew Kuhnemann got three wickets for each. Because of their aggression, Sydney Sixers had to end their innings with 116 runs.
Chasing the small target, Brisbane got a decent start. Sam Heazlett and Josh Brown made an opening partnership of 31 runs. But their partnership broke in the 4th over whenever Sam Heazlett departed the pitch after being run out.
However, the Sydney Sixers made the match pretty exciting after picking up the first wicket. From the 4th to 10th over, Sydney Sixers picked up five wickets of Brisbane Heat. Therefore, Brisbane became five wickets down in 56 runs.
It looked Sydney Sixers could tie up Brisbane Heat before they touched the target. But Michael Neser stepped forward to rescue Brisbane Heat. Against all odds, he scored 48 runs from 32 balls, which earned the team victory. In the end, Brisbane Heat chased the target within 19 overs and secured a 4-wicket victory against Sydney Sixers.