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35th Match (N), Carrara, Jan 10 2021, Big Bash League
(20 ov, target 149)152/7
Sixers won by 3 wickets
player of the match
Daniel Christian
Sydney Sixers
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Dan Christian's fireworks take Sydney Sixers to victory and back into top spot

Power Surge changes run chase after Carlos Brathwaite takes four to restrict the Heat

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Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Brisbane Heat148/10(20 overs)
Sydney Sixers152/7(20 overs)
end of over 2014 runs
SS: 152/7CRR: 7.60 
Daniel Christian61 (38)
Jackson Bird0 (0)
Xavier Bartlett3-0-28-0
James Bazley3-0-17-2

Thanks for joining us tonight. Cracking game. Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers face off tomorrow. Join us then.

The Sixers go back to the top of the table claiming all four points. They face Sydney Thunder next in a mouth watering clash on Wednesday January 13. The Heat will be frustrated to let that slip. A win would have propelled them to third on the table. Instead they still stay 6th and face the Renegades on Thursday.

The Sixers steal their third last over victory of the season. They win by three wickets. Dan Christian got it done and was deservedly Player of the Match. He also went past 5000 T20 runs and 250 wickets tonight. Dan Hughes set it up for him but the Sixers lost 3 for 7. Dan Christian on Seven: "We certainly didn't want it to get that close. But they bowled really well. I just said to Jacko I'll take the strike and hopefully he misses and luckily he did. I still love it. I just love winning. Apart from one innings earlier in the season I haven't really delivered this season."

19.6
4
Bartlett to Christian, FOUR runs

full toss flicked past short fine! Christian pulls it off! He charged and Bartlett reacted firing a full toss at the hip, he flicked it powerfully at a catchable height but past short fine. Christian just wins. Every single time

Scores level. One to win. Christian waits as Lynn personally positions every player. He has men in close to save the single

19.5
2
Bartlett to Christian, 2 runs

Is he run out or have they stole two? Safe by a frame! A great wide yorker, he jams it to mid off and they unbelievably try for two, the throw was awkward for Peirson, it bounced high, Peirson needed time to get it down to the stumps, Christian dives full length like Superman and got in by one inch!

19.4
2
Bartlett to Christian, 2 runs

sliced to deep point and Wildermuth drops it! It hung in the air for ever, Wildermuth runs a long way in, it curved to his left, he dived forward and spilled it! Tough chance. They get two

19.3
Bartlett to Christian, no run

wide yorker, Christian swings and misses! Perfectly executed wide yorker from Bartlett

19.2
Bartlett to Christian, no run

slower ball, length outside off, he hammers it back at Bartlett who gets a hand on it, it runs to a big gap at mid off and Christian turns down the single!

19.1
6
Bartlett to Christian, SIX runs

length ball launched into the upper deck at deep midwicket! What a shot! What a player! In the slot, under pressure, he brings up a wonderful half-century! Christian is a marvel

Bartlett has 10 runs to play with. Christian on strike with 11 to win

end of over 196 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 138/7CRR: 7.26 • RRR: 11.00 • Need 11 from 6b
Daniel Christian47 (32)
Jackson Bird0 (0)
James Bazley3-0-17-2
Mark Steketee4-0-40-1
18.6
1
Bazley to Christian, 1 run

wide yorker, well executed, he jammed it out back to Bazley, they ran, Bazley had options to run out either man and hesitated and then didn't throw! He picked it up in his left hand and didn't have time to get it into his right hand

18.5
4
Bazley to Christian, FOUR runs

carved through cover! Superb shot. A wide yorker, and he just missed, Christian practices these religiously, opened up and smoked it through cover to beat deep point

18.4
Bazley to Christian, no run

wide yorker, well executed, Christian reaches out and miscues back to the bowler

Christian on strike

18.3
W
Bazley to O'Keefe, OUT

sky ball caught at mid off! A brilliant slower ball from Bazley. O'Keefe didn't spot the slower ball, mid off was up, he tried to over mid off but got under it, hit it straight up, Steketee backed back and took the catch really well

Steve O'Keefe c Steketee b Bazley 0 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.2
Bazley to O'Keefe, no run

big swing and miss! 135kph, length ball outside off, he tried to heave over long on but missed

18.1
1
Bazley to Christian, 1 run

full toss outside off, he carves a drive along the ground straight to deep point! He nailed it but straight to the man

Bazley bowling the key 19th over

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 132/6CRR: 7.33 • RRR: 8.50 • Need 17 from 12b
Steve O'Keefe0 (2)
Daniel Christian41 (28)
Mark Steketee4-0-40-1
James Bazley2-0-11-1
17.6
Steketee to O'Keefe, no run

appeal for caught behind given not out. Another bouncer, he tried to pull but missed, Peirson and Steketee were certain he nicked it but the umpire was unmoved. It looked like he missed it

17.5
Steketee to O'Keefe, no run

back of a length on middle, he produces a wild swing and misses

17.5
1w
Steketee to O'Keefe, 1 wide

short down the leg side, he tried to pull but it's called wide! Did it brush his shirt? Not sure. Maybe not

17.4
1
Steketee to Christian, 1 run

131kph, into the hip, he's back and tucking this to short fine

17.3
W
Steketee to Brathwaite, OUT

top edge caught at deep backward square! Heazlett held on ... just. A cracking bouncer from Steketee, Brathwaite took it on but wasn't in control, took his eyes off it as he pulled, got a top edge that flew to Heazlett in the deep, he let it get low but he held on just above the turf

Carlos Brathwaite c sub (SD Heazlett) b Steketee 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.2
1
Steketee to Christian, 1 run

slower ball on off, he drives getting a thick inside edge through forward square

17.1
1
Steketee to Brathwaite, 1 run

good length, top of middle, he stands up and drives to long on

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
SS: 128/5CRR: 7.52 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 21 from 18b
Carlos Brathwaite1 (2)
Daniel Christian39 (26)
James Bazley2-0-11-1
Mark Steketee3-0-36-0

Harry: "I think the Sixers have managed this chase very well and accelerated at the perfect time, but more than anything, the running between the wickets has been exceptional "

16.6
1
Bazley to Brathwaite, 1 run

shorter cutter wide of off, he tries to cut, gets a bottom edge into the off side

Best performances - batsmen
Daniel Christian player pic
DT Christian
61 runs (38)
3 fours
5 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Chris Lynn portrait
CA Lynn
56 runs (44)
7 fours
1 six
Control78%
Productive shot
flick
11 runs
1 four
0 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Carlos Brathwaite portrait
CR Brathwaite
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
4
ECO
4.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W1W
Jake Ball portrait
JT Ball
O
2
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
12.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
Match details
Carrara Oval
TossSydney Sixers, elected to field first
SeriesBig Bash League
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Daniel Christian
Daniel Christian
Match days10 January 2021 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Greg Davidson
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Gerard Abood
Reserve Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsSydney Sixers 4, Brisbane Heat 0