Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
46(27) 4x4 - 3x6
MC Henriques
64(34) 5x4 - 3x6

Best performances - Bowlers

MT Steketee
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
NM Lyon
O4.0
M0
R23
W4
Eco5.75
10dWill Macpherson at the Gabba

McCullum's Heat fight to the finish

Brendon McCullum has helped build an image for the Brisbane Heat as a team of fighters, and his players and the fans have responded wonderfully

Commentary

That was an incredible semi-final. One of the best in BBL history. The Sixers looked certain to cruise home with Moises Henriques in complete control during that run chase. But his dismissal led to a terrible collapse. Ben Cutting bowled an incredible last over to send it to a super over but he was helped by an unfortunate umpiring decision that went against the dangerous Johan Botha.

Henriques got another chance in the super over to finish the job and his tremendous striking took the game away. Sean Abbott did his job with the ball but 22 was too many.

So we're set for yet another BBL final between the Scorchers and the Sixers at the WACA on Saturday. Join us then.

Brisbane Heat are out. Sydney Sixers have scraped home in a thriller. They'll play Perth Scorchers in the final at the WACA. Time to get my breath back. This has been a roller coaster ride! Sydney Sixers will play their third BBL final. Twice they've met Scorchers in the summit clash. They've won one, lost one. All set up for a thrilling finale, then

Heat fans starting to leave

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | Sixer: 167/8

  • BJ Dwarshuis3 (2b)
  • NM Lyon0 (1b)
  • BCJ Cutting2-0-14-1
  • JD Wildermuth3-0-33-1

What drama! McCullum calls his boys into a huddle. Plenty of calculations. Plenty of things to ponder. It looks like Ben Cutting will bowl the over for Brisbane Heat. Henriques is readying to bat. The off side boundary is the bigger one. Wonder then if it makes sense to have a left-right combination. Yes! That's what they're doing. Munro and Henriques are walking out to open.

What an amazing finish! Cutting conceded just five from the last over, only four off the bat. A super over is coming.

19.6
2
Cutting to Dwarshuis, 2 runs, they get two! A super over! It was short ball, Dwarshuis tries to pull, gets a top edge and it flies to a vacant midwicket, it hung in the air for an age, but it fell safe and they run two as the man at midwicket couldn't get in off the rope to either catch it or prevent two.

Three to win, two for a super over

Well bowled. Now they need to stop two to prevent a super over. What a finish.

19.5
1lb
Cutting to Lyon, 1 leg bye, yorker, into the pad, it rolls back towards the bowler and they pinch a leg bye!
19.4
W
Cutting to Botha, OUT, Caught behind! Botha tried to reverse ramp a length ball over short third man, it bounces off the bicep, not the bat and flies to Peirson but he's given out! Botha is furious but he has to go! The gloves were close but he didn't connect.

Long off goes back and third man up

19.3
1
Cutting to Dwarshuis, 1 run, short ball, pulled in the air towards midwicket, it bounces short of deep midwicket and Swepson races in to prevent a second

Dwarshuis to face his first ball with 5 need off 4.

19.2
1
Cutting to Botha, 1 run, full and straight, whipped straight to deep backward square but only one!

Four men back on the rope on the leg side, no one in the ring.

19.1
0
Cutting to Botha, no run, short slower ball, attempted pull comes off the body and runs to the keeper! Dot ball

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
46(27) 4x4 - 3x6
MC Henriques
64(34) 5x4 - 3x6

Best performances - Bowlers

MT Steketee
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
NM Lyon
O4.0
M0
R23
W4
Eco5.75