Big Bash League

Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

Welcome to tonight's coverage of the Brisbane Heat clash with the Sydney Sixers from the Gabba in Brisbane. Both teams need to win tonight to ensure that they stay in touch with the top four. The Heat have won three from six and the Sixers just two from six. There are currently four teams tied on four wins. In team news, Joe Burns comes in for Thisara Perera for the Heat, while for the Sixers Josh Hazlewood replaces Josh Lalor and Sachithra Senanayake is in for Sunil Narine. James Hopes has won the toss and the Heat will bat first. Plenty to look forward to this evening with the pace bowling of Kemar Roach for the Heat and the raw materials of Sixers quick Josh Hazlewood just a could of highlights. We're all set to get underway with Sachithra Senanyake to take the new ball.

0.1

Senanayake to Hopes, no run, the right arm off spinner comes around the wicket and slides one past the outside edge of Hopes' bat. No turn at all there

0.2

Senanayake to Hopes, no run, Hopes is forward this time and defending back along the pitch to the bowler

0.3

Senanayake to Hopes, no run, Hopes comes down the track now and is struck on the back

0.4

Senanayake to Hopes, no run, he moves back and pushes into the off side

0.5

Senanayake to Hopes, no run, forward and defneding into mid wicket

0.6

Senanayake to Hopes, no run, tries to give himself room and play through the off side but can only push it to cover

Great start for the Heat with the mystery spinner Senanyake grabbing an elusive maiden!

End of over 1 (maiden) Brisbane Heat 0/0
JR Hopes    0* (6b)      SMSM Senanayake    1-1-0-0
LA Pomersbach    0* (0b)     

1.1

O'Keefe to Pomersbach, no run, left arm around the wicket, is O'Keefe, and Pomersback clips a ball on his pads to backward square leg for a couple

1.2

O'Keefe to Pomersbach, no run, tossed up at off stump this time and Pomersbach defends into the off side

1.3

O'Keefe to Pomersbach, SIX, uses his feet this time and strikes is nicely over mid on for a maximum

1.4

O'Keefe to Pomersbach, 1 run, worked into mid wicket with some good quality strike rotation

1.5

O'Keefe to Hopes, no run, well flighted wide of off stump and Hopes plays the slog sweep but misses. Haddin takes the bails off but Hopes' foot never left the crease

1.6

O'Keefe to Hopes, OUT, Hopes opts for the slog sweep again and it takes the top edge and flies high in the air to Brett Lee who makes no mistake of the chance at mid on

JR Hopes c Lee b O'Keefe 0 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

End of over 2 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 7/1
     SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-7-1
LA Pomersbach    7* (4b 1x6)      SMSM Senanayake    1-1-0-0

2.1

Senanayake to Pomersbach, no run, angled into off stump from around the wicket and defended into the off side

2.2

Senanayake to Pomersbach, no run, pushes him back this time and he plays nicely to mid wicket

2.3

Senanayake to Pomersbach, no run, flatter and provides some width which Pomersbach slashes to point

2.4

Senanayake to Pomersbach, no run, slower and Pomersbach is back and pushing to point

2.5

Senanayake to Pomersbach, no run, one of the first deliveries to turn from Senanayake beats Pomers outside the off stick

2.6

Senanayake to Pomersbach, FOUR, short and flatter which allows Pomers to get back and into a better position to strike this time and he hammers it through the covers four four off the back stool

End of over 3 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 11/1
LA Pomersbach    11* (10b 1x4 1x6)      SMSM Senanayake    2-1-4-0
JA Burns    0* (0b)      SNJ O'Keefe    1-0-7-1

3.1

Lee to Burns, 1 run, Binger is into the attack and forces Burns back into a defence which finds the outside edge and runs to third man

3.2

Lee to Pomersbach, 1 run, short outside off stump and Pomersbach uses the pace to play to third man

3.3

Lee to Burns, 1 run, short and wide and cut to third man

3.4

Lee to Pomersbach, no run, fuller on the off stump and pushed into the off side

3.5

Lee to Pomersbach, no run, backs away to the leg side to give himself room to cut and he hammers it hard straight at Henriques who puts the catch down!

3.6

Lee to Pomersbach, no run, uses his feet this time and can;t find any timing with a cross bat stroke and the ball bounces into the off side

End of over 4 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 16/1
LA Pomersbach    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)      B Lee    1-0-3-0
JA Burns    2* (2b)      SMSM Senanayake    2-1-4-0

4.1

Senanayake to Burns, no run, shorter and Burns is back and playing back to the bowler

4.2

Senanayake to Burns, no run, dances a couple of steps down the track and plays to mid wicket

4.3

Senanayake to Burns, no run, comes down again and pushes towards mid wicket who fields well to save one

4.4

Senanayake to Burns, FOUR, goes down on one knee and sweeps nicely behind sqaure for four

4.5

Senanayake to Burns, no run, flatter and he moves back and plays off the outside edge to cover

4.6

Senanayake to Burns, 1 run, uses his feet and plays into the vacant mid wicket region for a single

End of over 5 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 21/1
JA Burns    7* (8b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    3-1-9-0
LA Pomersbach    14* (14b 1x4 1x6)      B Lee    1-0-3-0

5.1

Lee to Burns, 1 run, good length just outside the off stump and it takes a half edge to third man. He also opened the face slightly on that one

5.2

Lee to Pomersbach, no run, Pomers gives himself room and crunches it to cover where Lumb fields very well to save a possible boundary

5.3

Lee to Pomersbach, no run, bumper from Bing beats Pomersbach for pace as he plays the hook

5.4

Lee to Pomersbach, no run, slower ball is full and played to point

5.5

Lee to Pomersbach, FOUR, yorker length from Lee takes the toe of the bat and squeezes out to third man for a much needed boundary for the Heat

5.6

Lee to Pomersbach, FOUR, uses his feet to a slower ball and he yorks himself but plays it well enough to drive off the bottom of the bat through mid off for a boundary

End of over 6 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 30/1
LA Pomersbach    22* (19b 3x4 1x6)      B Lee    2-0-12-0
JA Burns    8* (9b 1x4)      SMSM Senanayake    3-1-9-0

6.1

Feldman to Burns, no run, nice and full from Feldman to start and Burns pushes it back to the bowler

6.2

Feldman to Burns, no run, good length and Burns can't do anything with it other than play it back to the bowler again

6.3

Feldman to Burns, no run, full and wide, but slower and Burns guides to point

6.4

Feldman to Burns, 2 runs, speared in towards leg stump and Burns tries to hit him back over his head, it takes the outside edge and flies over point for a couple

6.5

Feldman to Burns, no run, shorter this time and played to mid wicket

6.6

Feldman to Burns, FOUR, short and at the body and Burns is able to get just enough on it as he pulls off the bottom edge fine of fine leg for a boundary

End of over 7 (6 runs) Brisbane Heat 36/1
JA Burns    14* (15b 2x4)      LW Feldman    1-0-6-0
LA Pomersbach    22* (19b 3x4 1x6)      B Lee    2-0-12-0

7.1

Hazlewood to Pomersbach, no run, Hazlewood beats the outside edge with his first delivery as Pomersbach tries to guide the ball to third man

7.2

Hazlewood to Pomersbach, no run, comes down the pitch this time and cross bats the ball to mid off

7.3

Hazlewood to Pomersbach, 2 runs, gives himsefl room and uses the pace to cut past point to third man who moves well to prevent the boundary

7.4

Hazlewood to Pomersbach, 1 run, fuller and at the stumps and Pomers clears his front hip and plays firmly to Smith at long on

7.5

Hazlewood to Burns, 2 runs, Hazlewood hits a perfect hitting length and Burns drives off the tie of the bat in the air towards long on and they take two more

7.6

Hazlewood to Burns, SIX, Burns sits back in the box and Hazlewood delivers a back of a length delivery which flies over mid wicket for half a dozen. Good strike!

End of over 8 (11 runs) Brisbane Heat 47/1
JA Burns    22* (17b 2x4 1x6)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-11-0
LA Pomersbach    25* (23b 3x4 1x6)      LW Feldman    1-0-6-0

8.1

Senanayake to Pomersbach, no run, nicely flighted and Pomersbach plays with soft hands to short third man

8.2

Senanayake to Pomersbach, 1 run, the reverse sweep comes out now and Pomersbach plays to short third man and they get a single this time

8.3

Senanayake to Burns, FOUR, great use of the feet from Burns gets close to the line and length and he drop kicks the ball over mid wicket for a one bounce four

8.4

Senanayake to Burns, 1 run, orthodox off spinner played around the corner to long leg

8.5

Senanayake to Pomersbach, FOUR, flatter but Pomersback is quick with his feet and lofts the ball over mid off four a boundary

8.6

Senanayake to Pomersbach, no run, tossed up this time, Pomersbach tries to reverse sweep again but the ball bounces and takes him on the body. Top spell from the little Sri Lankan!

End of over 9 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 57/1
LA Pomersbach    30* (27b 4x4 1x6)      SMSM Senanayake    4-1-19-0
JA Burns    27* (19b 3x4 1x6)      JR Hazlewood    1-0-11-0

9.1

Hazlewood to Burns, OUT, Hazlewood narrows in at leg stump and Burns takes the invitation to loft the ball except he's through his shot a little too early and gets underneath the ball and Steve Smith moves from mid off to mid on to take the catch

JA Burns c Smith b Hazlewood 27 (20b 3x4 1x6) SR: 135.00

9.2

Hazlewood to Christian, no run, Pomersbach backs away to leg and tries to guide it to third man and it just misses the leg stump

9.3

Hazlewood to Christian, no run, Pomers comes down the wicket and plays and misses a heave into the leg side. He didn't quite watch that one all the way onto the willow

9.4

Hazlewood to Christian, 1 run, this time he does and he cracks a short ball to deep point

9.5

Hazlewood to Pomersbach, 1 run, Christian is forward and running the ball off the face to third man

9.6

Hazlewood to Christian, no run, Pomersbach clears the hip and cuts to point

End of over 10 (2 runs) Brisbane Heat 59/2
DT Christian    1* (4b)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-13-1
LA Pomersbach    31* (28b 4x4 1x6)      SMSM Senanayake    4-1-19-0

10.1

Feldman to Pomersbach, no run, back of a length, wide of the off stump and Christian plays and misses a back foot punch

10.2

Feldman to Pomersbach, 1 run, advances down the track and pushes to cover point for one

10.3

Feldman to Christian, FOUR, slower ball from Feldman and Pomersbach keeps a still head and lofts the ball over mid wicket for six!

10.4

Feldman to Christian, 2 runs, down the wicket and cross bats the ball straight down the ground and they have enough time to get a couple

10.5

Feldman to Christian, no run, smart thinking from Feldman as he uses the slower ball to deceive Pomersbach as he skies the ball to the substitute Dan Smith at cover

10.6

Feldman to Christian, no run, moves back and punches to point

End of over 11 (7 runs) Brisbane Heat 66/3
DT Christian    2* (4b 1x4)      LW Feldman    2-0-13-1
CA Lynn    0* (0b)      JR Hazlewood    2-0-13-1

11.1

O'Keefe to Lynn, no run, played into the covers

11.2

O'Keefe to Lynn, 1 run, shorter and cut to deep point

11.3

O'Keefe to Christian, OUT, Christain uses his feet and launches the ball straight down the ground and into the hands of Steve Smith at long off. Big wicket for the Sixers!

DT Christian c Smith b O'Keefe 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

11.4

O'Keefe to Lynn, 1 run, square driven in the air over point to the sweeper

11.5

O'Keefe to Cutting, 1 run, leading edge back at the bowler who mis feilds and they get a single

11.6

O'Keefe to Lynn, 1 run, moves back and punches down the ground for a single

End of over 12 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 70/4
CA Lynn    3* (4b)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-13-2
BCJ Cutting    1* (1b)      LW Feldman    2-0-13-1

12.1

Feldman to Lynn, OUT, gives himself room and tires to play through the off side but misses it completely and Feldman celebrates!

CA Lynn b Feldman 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60.00

12.2

Feldman to Forrest, no run, back of a length and played towards mid off from the back foot

12.3

Feldman to Forrest, no run, beaten outside the off stump

12.4

Feldman to Forrest, no run, angled into the pads and Forrest can't get it away and it takes him on the pad

12.5

Feldman to Forrest, no run, full and driven to mid off

12.6

Feldman to Forrest, FOUR, fuller again and Forrest finds some touch by cracking it over the top of extra cover for a boundary. Exactly what the doctor ordered for the Heat!

End of over 13 (4 runs) Brisbane Heat 74/5
PJ Forrest    4* (5b 1x4)      LW Feldman    3-0-17-2
BCJ Cutting    1* (1b)      SNJ O'Keefe    2-0-13-2

13.1

O'Keefe to Cutting, no run, full and driven back at the bowler

13.2

O'Keefe to Cutting, 2 runs, angled into leg stump and Cutting whips it to deep square leg

13.3

O'Keefe to Cutting, 1 run, driven down the ground to long off

13.4

O'Keefe to Forrest, no run, back of a length and played into the covers

13.5

O'Keefe to Forrest, no run, slower and wider and Forrest mis-times the cut back at the bowler

13.6

O'Keefe to Forrest, no run, played towards mid on but O'Keefe moves well to save the single

End of over 14 (3 runs) Brisbane Heat 77/5
PJ Forrest    4* (8b 1x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-16-2
BCJ Cutting    4* (4b)      LW Feldman    3-0-17-2

14.1

Feldman to Cutting, 1 run, full at the stumps and Cutting clears his hip and squeezes it off the inside edge to deep square leg

14.2

Feldman to Forrest, no run, good length and driven on the up to cover

14.3

Feldman to Forrest, 3 runs, bumper from Feldman is hooked by Forrest and deep backward square can't get around to take the catch and they get three valuable runs

14.4

Feldman to Cutting, 1 run, slower ball slogged away to deep mid wicket

14.5

Feldman to Forrest, 2 runs, full at leg stick and Forrest plays nicely wide of long on where Senanayake mis-fields to allow a second

14.6

Feldman to Forrest, 2 runs, slower ball worked to backward square and they run rapidly to squeeze in a couple

End of over 15 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 86/5
PJ Forrest    11* (12b 1x4)      LW Feldman    4-0-26-2
BCJ Cutting    6* (6b)      SNJ O'Keefe    3-0-16-2

15.1

O'Keefe to Cutting, no run, fired in at the leg stump and it takes him on the pad

15.2

O'Keefe to Cutting, no run, DROPPED! Cutting uses hius feet and hits it hard at short mid off who puts the chance down. It was hit very hard!

15.3

O'Keefe to Cutting, FOUR, good strike again from Cutting but he gets this one in the gap over the bowlers' head straight down the ground for a boundary

15.4

O'Keefe to Cutting, OUT, beautiful flight brings Cutting down the wicket again but he lifts his head this time and misses the ball and is stumped!

BCJ Cutting st †Haddin b O'Keefe 10 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

15.5

O'Keefe to Hartley, 1 run, around the wicket to the left hander and played into the vancant mid wicket region

15.6

O'Keefe to Forrest, no run, uses his feet and plays back to the bowler

End of over 16 (5 runs) Brisbane Heat 91/6
PJ Forrest    11* (13b 1x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    4-0-21-3
CD Hartley    1* (1b)      LW Feldman    4-0-26-2

16.1

Lee to Hartley, no run, good line and length beats Hartley outside the off stick

16.2

Lee to Hartley, 2 runs, fuller and wider and Hartley slashes to third man for a couple

16.3

Lee to Hartley, 1 run, low full toss square driven to deep point

16.4

Lee to Forrest, 1 run, angled down leg and Forrest picks it up over square leg and they can only get a single to the man in the deep

16.5

Lee to Hartley, no run, half volley on off stump and Hartley cracks it straight to the fieldsman at cover

16.6

Lee to Hartley, FOUR, Binger hits the channel hard and Hartley tries to give himself room and cut but it takes the inside edge and rolls past Haddin and away to the boundary

End of over 17 (8 runs) Brisbane Heat 99/6
CD Hartley    8* (6b 1x4)      B Lee    3-0-20-0
PJ Forrest    12* (14b 1x4)      SNJ O'Keefe    4-0-21-3

17.1

Hazlewood to Forrest, 1 run, short of a length and Forrest gives himself room and plays through mid off

17.2

Hazlewood to Hartley, 1 run, full length aimed at the off stump and Hartley pushes through the covers

17.3

Hazlewood to Forrest, 2 runs, low full toss is clipped over mid wicket for a couple

17.4

Hazlewood to Forrest, FOUR, Forrest sits back and keeps his head still and crunches the ball through wide mid off for four while beating the man at long off

17.5

Hazlewood to Forrest, 1 run, slower ball is fended to point to keep the score ticking over

17.6

Hazlewood to Hartley, 1 run, good length and Hartley is back and driving off the back stool to cover

End of over 18 (10 runs) Brisbane Heat 109/6
CD Hartley    10* (8b 1x4)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-23-1
PJ Forrest    20* (18b 2x4)      B Lee    3-0-20-0

18.1

Lee to Hartley, OUT, Hartley sits back in his crease and tries to elevate over point but he hits it straight to Moises Henriques who takes a good sharp catch above his head

CD Hartley c Henriques b Lee 10 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

18.2

Lee to Hauritz, FOUR, short ball which Hauritz picks well and he backs away and ramps the ball over the 'would be' slips cordon for four

18.3

Lee to Hauritz, 1 run, short and at the body and Hauritz plays the ball off his hip to fine leg

18.4

Lee to Forrest, 1 wide, Binger loses the radar this time and delivers the ball outside the off side wide line

That was the first extra of the innings. The Sixers have been magnificent.

18.4

Lee to Forrest, no run, slower ball bouncer is high and Forrest plays and misses a cut shot

18.5

Lee to Forrest, 1 run, digs the yorker out and into the leg side

18.6

Lee to Hauritz, 2 runs, low full toss aimed well down the leg side but Hauritz had given himself plenty of room and guides the ball to third man

End of over 19 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 118/7
NM Hauritz    7* (3b 1x4)      B Lee    4-0-29-1
PJ Forrest    21* (20b 2x4)      JR Hazlewood    3-0-23-1

19.1

Hazlewood to Forrest, OUT, fullish length into leg stump and Forrest picks it up and places it straight down square leg's throat on the boundary

PJ Forrest c Hughes b Hazlewood 21 (21b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

19.2

Hazlewood to Hauritz, 2 runs, chipped over the off side ring for a couple to long off

19.3

Hazlewood to Hauritz, FOUR, Hauritz moves well across his stumps to the off side and scoops it over short fine leg for a boundary

19.4

Hazlewood to Hauritz, 2 runs, backs away to the leg side this time and lofts over cover for a couple into the wide open spaces

19.5

Hazlewood to Hauritz, 1 run, yorker length and Hauritz digs it out to long on

19.6

Hazlewood to Roach, OUT, Roach clears his front hip and slogs it high into the night sky but Michael Lumb moves around to get underneath the ball and hold onto a difficult catch

KAJ Roach c Lumb b Hazlewood 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

The innings ends with a disappointing 127 for the Heat but the Sixers bowlers were well in control right the way through the innings and their batsmen now have a chance to register their third win of their campaign Join me again in 15 minutes for the chase.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Brisbane Heat 127/9
     JR Hazlewood    4-0-32-3
NM Hauritz    16* (7b 2x4)      B Lee    4-0-29-1
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Photos

Jan 7, 2013

Michael Lumb goes over the top during his 61, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League, Brisbane, January 7, 2013

Michael Lumb goes over the top during his 61

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Steve O'Keefe is congratulated after picking up a wicket, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers, Big Bash League, Gabba, January 7, 2013

Steve O'Keefe is congratulated after picking up a wicket

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