Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    3.2 wow, that's interesting batting. Flight on middle and leg, Heazlett clears his front leg and swats his heave to mid-on. Didn't try to consolidate a bad position, instead it gets worse. Wanted to go over mid-on, but didn't get enough elevation 11/3
    1.6 and taken by Brathwaite! Massive wicket for the Sixers. McCullum goes early. Full outside off, quick. It's the length that entices McCullum into an expansive stroke. He tries to knock the ball over mid-off, but there is no turn. It skews off the outside half, and looks like it will lob over Carlos at mid-off, but he backtracks and takes a quality catch running back 10/1
    2.5 144 kph, chipped to square leg. That's generally what happens when you play many dots in T20s. He walks across, tries to create a shot but can only toe-end his attempted flick to square leg. A stuttering innings. 10/2
    8.6 and again. Takes the outside edge this time. And Heat are in massive trouble. It's a good length delivery, on a fourth-stump channel. The ball bounces and seams and moves and jags juust enough to take the outside edge. A thin edge but enough to carry easily again. 5 for 43 43/5
    8.2 edged and Peirson is caught behind. Bigger trouble. Short on the fourth-stump channel. Not wide enough to cut, and Peirson knows that, but he tries to dab the ball to third man for one, but the ball takes the outside edge and carries to Nevill. 42/4
    9.4 the Heat will keep going. It's the McCullum way of playing cricket, and I don't necessarily disagree with it, but you have to pick your deliveries as well. Flat down leg, follows the batsman. It's the longer boundary that side and Cutting slog-sweeps the ball straight to deep square leg. What is the McCullum way? When you're 5 for 40, you can choose to get to 120 or you can keep going and try to get 150. McCullum almost always prefers the latter. His team will play the same way. Not a bad tactic, but flawed execution in this case 47/6
    12.3 7 for 53! It's a clever change in length, knows there is extra bounce in this surface so he digs this one in around off, Floros is far too late on his pull, the ball hits the splice of the bat and lobs to midwicket for a simple catch. Very shrewd bowling 53/7
    16.4 and chips a catch to long-on. The Heat are 73 all out, third-lowest BBL score. And the Heat's lowest. A full delivery down leg, Lalor runs down and heaves the ball straight to the fielder. 73/10
    15.6 well taken by Brathwaite at fine leg. A short delivery down leg, Steketee backs away, looks to pull, but the ball climbs again on him. So much so that he can't control his pull, takes the leading edge and lobs to fine leg. Brathwaite runs in and takes a good, low catch 67/8
    16.1 and bowled first ball. Full delivery on leg stump, Yasir Shah clears his front leg and swings. Misses. Leg stump is knocked back. The Heat are 9 for 67, and Brathwaite celebrates that scoreline with a jig 67/9
    not out
    5 (b 2, lb 1, w 2)
    73 all out (16.4 Overs, RR: 4.38)
    Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Brendon McCullum, 1.6 ov), 2-10 (Marnus Labuschagne, 2.5 ov), 3-11 (Sam Heazlett, 3.2 ov), 4-42 (Jimmy Peirson, 8.2 ov), 5-43 (Alex Ross, 8.6 ov), 6-47 (Ben Cutting, 9.4 ov), 7-53 (Jason Floros, 12.3 ov), 8-67 (Mark Steketee, 15.6 ov), 9-67 (Yasir Shah, 16.1 ov), 10-73 (Josh Lalor, 16.4 ov)
    BJ Dwarshuis20914.5092000
    J Botha401313.25151000
    NM Lyon401724.25131000
    SA Abbott401142.75150010
    CR Brathwaite2.402027.5052010

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