The 15th game of the Big Bash League was a high scoring feast as Brisbane Heat played Sydney Sixers at the Gabba. The match was a nail-biting as the Sixers clinched a hard fought win by three wickets in the last over of the innings.
Sixers were victorious due to scintillating performance with the bat by Daniel Hughes who carried and held the side innings together to score 85 runs off 55 balls.He struck seven fours and four sixes in his innings. The game changed as Brad Haddin and played a quick-fire innings of 32 runs off 12 balls and added 59 runs with Hughes to take inch closer to a great win.
It could all nearly so far as Daniel Hughes perished in the first ball of the last over while Sean Abbott missed two deliveries to make the equation three runs over three balls. Sean Abbott finally timed a delivery to see the Sixers come out on top in the contest while Brisbane Heat will ultimately have to put the blame on the bowlers on failing to defend a formidable total of 186 runs.
Earlier in the day, Brisbane Heat openers Brendon McCullum and Jimmy Pierson got their start to an enterprising start as they put on 73 runs in a space of 7 overs. The game turned in favor of Sixers when fast bowler Sean Abbott picked up prized scalps of Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum. Alex Ross also fell for a low score as bowlers came into their own as surface did variable bounce and stroke-play looked difficult for the batsmen.Joe Burns came in the played a great innings of 51 runs off 33 balls to see the side register a commanding total of 186 runs from 20 overs.
The win against Brisbane Heat is surely going to be a morale booster win for Sydney Sixers who have suffered from indifferent form this season. Brisbane Heat will have to brush up their skills with the ball to pose a threat to other teams in the competition and be regarded as main contender to win the coveted trophy this year.