Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's it from us. Brisbane Heat have finally lost one, and now slot into second place on the table after four games. The Scorchers are above them. The Sixers have stayed true to their streak and managed yet another win after a loss. They've climbed to third place on the table, but have played more games - five - than anyone else so far.

Heat made a good comeback after beind pulled back in the middle overs, but this pitch remained true throughout the game and 186 wasn't to be enough. The Sixers would have liked to do it in less tense circumstances though. Daniel Hughes brought up his second fifty of the season, and was aided by a special cameo from Haddin, as he all but took them to victory with his 85.

It's been a good day's cricket. Join us tomorrow for Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars. Adios.

Shane Angel: "Super Over on the cards?" Spoken too soon

19.4
6
Cutting to Abbott, SIX runs, he stays around the wicket, digs it short on middle stump again. A pull shot it miscued, again. But it goes sailing over the keeper for six, and that's the game for Sixers
19.3
1b
Cutting to Dwarshuis, 1 bye, bowls him a bouncer on off stump, he tries to heave that out of the stadium, doesn't connect, but they've scampered through for a bye

Slip in place

19.2
0
Cutting to Dwarshuis, no run, short and wide outside off, he stabs at it and misses! Some tension here, suddenly
19.1
W
Cutting to Hughes, OUT, he's dragged it on! Cutting angles it in on a length from around the wicket, Hughes goes for the pull but cramps himself with his step across and inside edges this one on to his stumps. Are we going to see some drama here? Surely not?

DP Hughes b Cutting 85 (55b 7x4 4x6) SR: 154.54

Cutting has to defend 3 off 6. He's had better days.

END OF OVER:
19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 184/6 (3 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.68, RRR: 3.00)

  • Daniel Hughes85 (54b)
  • Sean Abbott1 (1b)
  • Mitchell Swepson4-0-25-2
  • Ben Cutting3-0-38-1
18.6
1
Swepson to Hughes, 1 run, tosses up another wrong one outside off. He gets across and drags it down to long-on
18.5
0
Swepson to Hughes, no run, full on middle, nervously swept away to short fine
18.4
1
Swepson to Abbott, 1 run, was that a wrong'un? Looked like it, but he's somehow managed to top edge that from leg stump, over covers, who jumps too early
18.3
1
Swepson to Hughes, 1 run, pushes flat this time on middle stump, pushed away off the back foot, with the spin, to deep square
18.2
W
Swepson to Botha, OUT, tosses up again, on middle stump. That ball was a stunning 67 kph from Swepson. Pitches and spins away and Botha's attempted slog-sweep can only go as far as mid-on

J Botha c Cutting b Swepson 13 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 130.00

18.1
2
Swepson to Botha, 2 runs, tosses it up on leg stump, Botha chips it into the wide open space that is not the midwicket boundary

8 runs to get. Will this be the over?

END OF OVER:
18 | 14 Runs | SS: 179/5 (8 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 9.94, RRR: 4.00)

  • Daniel Hughes83 (51b)
  • Johan Botha11 (8b)
  • Ben Cutting3-0-38-1
  • Mitchell Swepson3-0-20-1
17.6
4
Cutting to Hughes, FOUR runs, low full toss outside off and he's creamed it straight at the bowler, who has to tumble to get out of the way, with the added misery of conceding four
17.6
1w
Cutting to Hughes, 1 wide, full and angled down the leg side
17.5
1
Cutting to Botha, 1 run, short on middle stump, tries to pull it away but takes that one in the mid-riff. It ambles away to the right of the keeper.
17.4
2
Cutting to Botha, 2 runs, short and wide, angled across, slapped on the up, into the deep on the off side
17.3
4
Cutting to Botha, FOUR runs, waist-high full toss, slogged high into the night sky, Wildermuth makes a valiant diving effort but he was never going to catch that on the square leg boundary
17.2
2
Cutting to Botha, 2 runs, angled across from around, short and wide, the batsman slaps it into the off side, but it's cut off nicely by the diving sweeper
17.1
0
Cutting to Botha, no run, bowls a bouncer from around the wicket, but it is down the leg and well away from the batsman's hook

Ron: "Honestly if I see that question about 3 international players (Botha being Australian now) I will probably do nothing, but be slightly irritated." Marks to Ron for well-executed passive-aggression.

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | SS: 165/5 (22 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.70, RRR: 7.33)

  • Daniel Hughes79 (50b)
  • Johan Botha2 (3b)
  • Mitchell Swepson3-0-20-1
  • Jack Wildermuth2-0-16-1
16.6
0
Swepson to Hughes, no run, pushes it flat this time, on middle stump. Batsman tries to tuck it into the leg side but misses it. A half-appeal for lbw, but this was surely sliding down
16.5
0
Swepson to Hughes, no run, tossed up outside off, spins back sharply and cramps the batsman who tries to power it through off side, but can only hit it back to the bowler
16.5
2w
Swepson to Botha, 2 wides, attempted googly goes down the leg side and the keeper misses another one
16.4
1b
Swepson to Hughes, 1 bye, tossed up outside off, turns in slightly and beats the batsman who was nowhere near that sweep
16.3
2
Swepson to Hughes, 2 runs, floated outside off, the batsman gets to it early and hits a half-hearted drive that barely clears covers. Ambles back tiredly for the second
16.2
1
Swepson to Botha, 1 run, tossed up and looping nicely on middle stump, he waits for it, takes it on the full and tucks it to deep midwicket

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16JJ RoyDP Hughes
2nd45NJ MaddinsonDP Hughes
3rd20MC HenriquesDP Hughes
4th10SW BillingsDP Hughes
5th59BJ HaddinDP Hughes
6th31J BothaDP Hughes
7th3SA AbbottDP Hughes
8th7SA AbbottBJ Dwarshuis

Big Bash League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
HH14104200.603
MR1486160.173
SS1486160.047
MS147714-0.062
BH1467130.249
ST1467130
AS146812-0.473
PS144108-0.502