Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Sydney Sixers win by 8 wickets with 25 balls to spare. That was clinical. Professional chase from the Sixers. Vince was phenomenal and then Philippe picked up the slack when he departed. The win was set up with the ball. The Heat's batting was dismal again. Steve O'Keefe is Player of the Match. He took the key wicket of Lynn and conceded just 20 runs in four overs. "It was a good all-round performance by the bowlers."

Great win by the Sixers. They move ahead of the Strikers to second on the table for the moment. The Strikers face the Scorchers tomorrow. The Heat can still play finals but need some things to fall their way over the last two games.

Thanks for your company from the Gabba.

15.5
1
Pattinson to Henriques, 1 run, full on leg, he flicks this forward of square for the winning runs
15.4
1lb
Pattinson to Philippe, 1 leg bye, a huge appeal for lbw but the umpire turns it down. It looked really close. Might have just been sliding

Baskar: "It's the kind of players you have in your roster. I don't think there is as much a feeling of oneness and team spirit in the Heat as in Sixers/Scorchers."

15.3
1
Pattinson to Henriques, 1 run, short into the ribs, he tries to pull and gets it off the toe to midwicket

Madhu: "This is the slowest innings from Phillipe when facing more than 20 balls"

15.2
0
Pattinson to Henriques, no run, cracking bouncer and he ducks late

aneesh p v: "See... pattinson had to bowl earlier...Match would have been exciting to watch!! Lynn's captaincy was poor ... Seemed he wasn't interested for a win..."

15.1
1lb
Pattinson to Philippe, 1 leg bye, angled down leg, it comes off pad for a leg bye

Slight delay for a rare streaker.

END OF OVER:
15 | 7 Runs | SS: 123/2 (4 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.20, RRR: 0.80)

  • Josh Philippe52 (41b)
  • Moises Henriques2 (3b)
  • Mitchell Swepson3-0-22-0
  • James Pattinson3-0-17-1

hardik: "A little unfair to Lehmann. Australia were winning plenty until the twin bans on their best players. They didn't really start getting better until both players came back. " Lehmann resigned when the bans happened. But he had led the team to an Ashes just prior and won a World Cup in 2015.

14.6
3
Swepson to Philippe, 3 runs, advances and lofts superbly inside out over cover, Heazlett reels this in on the rope but they run three. 50 for Philippe. Great stroke to bring it up
14.5
1
Swepson to Henriques, 1 run, shorter length, he's back and forcing to deep cover-point
14.4
0
Swepson to Henriques, no run, shorter length, he's back and defending
14.3
1
Swepson to Philippe, 1 run, fuller on middle, he drives off a thick inside edge through square leg
14.2
1
Swepson to Henriques, 1 run, shorter length, he punches this off the back foot to cover

Slip in

14.1
1lb
Swepson to Philippe, 1 leg bye, leg break outside off, it turns, he tries to sweep, misses, taken on the body and it runs for a leg bye

Swepson

END OF OVER:
14 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 116/2 (11 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.28, RRR: 1.83)

  • Josh Philippe48 (38b)
  • James Pattinson3-0-17-1
  • Marnus Labuschagne1-0-11-0
13.6
W
Pattinson to Smith, OUT, caught behind! Some extra pace and bounce. Bizarre dismissal. He backed away, Pattinson followed at the body and Smith got in a tangle, caught in two minds and ended up edging it to Peirson

SPD Smith c †Peirson b Pattinson 9 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Don: "Sorry, but I am very unimpressed with Lynn's captaincy throughout this tournament."

13.5
1lb
Pattinson to Philippe, 1 leg bye, he backs away, Pattinson follows, hits him on the thigh pad and they get a leg bye
13.4
1
Pattinson to Smith, 1 run, short outside off, he's back and late cutting to third man

san: "i have always believed that Coach's strategies play most important role on team's attitude and performance. when Lehman was national coach, australia was struggling to win matches and now under Langer same australian team is not losing any test matches. Lehman is now heat coach and it is clearly visible from heat's performance."

13.3
1
Pattinson to Philippe, 1 run, yorker, angled into leg, he jams this out and they pinch a single
13.3
1w
Pattinson to Philippe, 1 wide, there is the bouncer and it's too high and called wide
13.2
2
Pattinson to Philippe, 2 runs, he backs away, Pattinson follows, he clips this through forward square to the gap for two
13.1
4
Pattinson to Philippe, FOUR runs, lofted over cover-point and there is no one back! It was full outside off, he backs away and lofts this high over cover-point with ease using the extra pace

Aneesh pv: "Can anyone tell Lynn he has only 30 odd to defend. Why is he not bringing on his best bowler pattinson and cutting..." Pattinson on now. Lynn says "Don't be afraid to bowl a bouncer. There hasn't been one tonight."

END OF OVER:
13 | 11 Runs | SS: 106/1 (21 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.15, RRR: 3.00)

  • Josh Philippe41 (34b)
  • Steven Smith8 (7b)
  • Marnus Labuschagne1-0-11-0
  • Ben Laughlin3-0-30-1

Strategic timeout. Avishek: "Looks like pitch is helping spin a bit. Why not give Labuschagne a go with one two overs?" Yes, they have two games left after this. But their NRR is really bad and they will need some help from the Thunder or Scorchers

12.6
1
Labuschagne to Philippe, 1 run, full outside off, he drives powerfully to deep cover-point
12.5
4
Labuschagne to Philippe, FOUR runs, tossed up, he skips down and stays leg side to loft this flat down the ground over the bowler's head! Held his shape well and executed
12.4
1
Labuschagne to Smith, 1 run, shorter length, he's back and punching this wide of cover
12.3
4
Labuschagne to Smith, FOUR runs, tossed up and he hammers a drive against the spin straight of mid on! Superb shot. Smith would have enjoyed that

Slip in for Smith

12.2
1
Labuschagne to Philippe, 1 run, he charges at a shorter length, has to adjust and chop it short third man

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st75JM VinceJR Philippe
2nd41SPD SmithJR Philippe
3rd11MC HenriquesJR Philippe

Big Bash League

TeamMWLPTNRR
MS14104200.526
SS1494190.269
AS1485170.564
HH146713-0.355
ST146713-0.446
PS146812-0.023
BH146812-0.237
MR143116-0.348