result
24th Match (N), Brisbane, Jan 2 2021, Big Bash League
(18.5/20 ov, target 166)171/6
Heat won by 4 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
player of the match
Mark Steketee
Brisbane Heat

The Heat climb up to 6th on the table and Sixers slide to 3rd. The Sixers back up again tomorrow against the Strikers on the Gold Coast as part of another double header. Hope you can join us then.

Mark Steketee is Player of the Match for his career-best 4 for 33. Steketee: "I thought they started well. Jack Wildermuth bowled a great spell to pull it back. There's certainly been some hard truths. We still believe we're a very good cricket side. We'll have to back it up in a couple of days."

Heat win their second match of the season. They win by four wickets with 7 balls to spare. Outstanding effort from Gregory and Wildermuth. The Heat sacrificed the Bash Boost point to ensure they didn't lose clumps of wickets early in the chase and then lost them in the Power Surge but Gregory and Wildermuth did it with ease, hitting the gaps and minimising risk. The Sixers bowling and fielding was wayward at times which helped their cause.

18.5
6
Dwarshuis to Wildermuth, SIX runs

lofted down the ground! Brilliantly timed chase from Wildermuth and Gregory. In the slot, he swung straight through the line to finish it

One to win

18.4
1
Dwarshuis to Gregory, 1 run

slower ball on middle, he works to midwicket, Wildermuth wants two but Gregory wisely sends him back

18.3
2
Dwarshuis to Gregory, 2 runs

wide half volley, he reaches out and slices it up and over cover for a couple

18.2
6
Dwarshuis to Gregory, SIX runs

lofted to the sightscreen! Half volley in the slot, he didn't middle it but got it well enough to clear the rope and the fence

18.1
4
Dwarshuis to Gregory, FOUR runs

glanced off the past short fine and it runs away! Too straight from Dwarshuis, he just worked it with ease with the angle and it was timed perfectly

Dwarshuis around the wicket

end of over 189 runs
BH: 152/6CRR: 8.44 RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 runs from 12b
Jack Wildermuth16 (9)
Lewis Gregory18 (12)
Dan Christian3-0-35-2
Carlos Brathwaite2-0-19-1
17.6
Christian to Wildermuth, no run

bouncer, over leg, it is very high but not called a wide

17.5
2
Christian to Wildermuth, 2 runs

full on leg, he clips it with ease to wide long on for two more

17.4
2
Christian to Wildermuth, 2 runs

top edge flies towards backward square but lands short of Dwarshuis! And they get over throws! They got one as the throw came in, Philippe needlessly flicked it at the stumps and no one was backing up

17.3
2
Christian to Wildermuth, 2 runs

slower ball on leg, he works it forward of square, Brathwaite is chasing from midwicket, his slide and throw is good but Wildermuth gets home easily

Sharat Verma: "@Vinod, my gut feeling, Brisbane Heats is going to win it!!"

17.2
1
Christian to Gregory, 1 run

low full toss, he mistimes a drive to long on

17.1
2
Christian to Gregory, 2 runs

slower ball outside leg, he tucks it behind square, placing it to the gap and calls two immediately. Smart batting

Christian again. Around the wicket

end of over 1714 runs
BH: 143/6CRR: 8.41 RRR: 7.67 • Need 23 runs from 18b
Jack Wildermuth10 (5)
Lewis Gregory15 (10)
Carlos Brathwaite2-0-19-1
Dan Christian2-0-26-2
16.6
2
Brathwaite to Wildermuth, 2 runs

sliced high and safe over cover, he didn't time it but it was good enough to pick up a couple

16.5
2
Brathwaite to Wildermuth, 2 runs

length slower ball wide of off, he mistimes a pull to deep midwicket, Vince runs straight over the top of it and they get two!

16.4
1
Brathwaite to Gregory, 1 run

low full toss outside off, he drills it to long off along the ground

Vinod Rajpal: "Gut feeling Alex......this will match will be a TIE !!"

16.4
1w
Brathwaite to Gregory, 1 wide

even wider this time! The radar is not working right now

16.4
1w
Brathwaite to Gregory, 1 wide

full and too wide again. He's trying for wide yorkers but just can't nail the line

16.3
1
Brathwaite to Wildermuth, 1 run

wide low full toss, he reaches out and drives to long off

16.3
1w
Brathwaite to Wildermuth, 1 wide

full and too wide of off!

16.2
4
Brathwaite to Wildermuth, FOUR runs

Christian fumbles on the rope at long on! A pull shot miscued to wide long on and Christian got there but made a meal of it as it went through his legs

16.1
1
Brathwaite to Gregory, 1 run

low full toss outside off, he clips this firmly to long on