low full-toss on middle, and dragged to long-on. Sixers win by 27 runs
All-round show by Sixers, as Kerr and company deliver with the ball after Hughes set it up with the bat. But don't go anywhere as we round off the business end of the BBL this season, with Sydney Thunder playing Melbourne Renegades in another part of the country. Until then, it is goodbye from Gnasher, Ranjith and me, Himanshu!
Daniel Hughes is the Player of the Match: "It is steaming hot there. I think we left ten runs out there. It's our captain Moises - he is really nice and calm. He has played amazingly for the Sixers. It is just another game of cricket, isn't it? Things will go your way if you are calm."
3.28pm More points for Sixers, as Heat go down again. They never really got off to a start in the run chase, and in the end, 179 proved too much. There was some fight from Bryant and Peirson after a slow start, but Sixers hit back through quiet overs from Abbott and O'Keefe right when needed.
this time is he run-out at the bowler's end? Wait... The umpire still goes upstairs despite the batter not being in picture, perhaps because Kerr told him that he wasn't sure if the stumps were indeed dislodged by the ball in his hands. And yes, replays show the bails came off by his left elbow first before he took them off with the ball in hand. Bazley swung that back of a length ball to midwicket, and they ran for almost a run that was never there. Safe in the end though
run-out chance gone! The throw came at the bowler's end from extra cover, but wide of stumps. Very full ball on middle and off, and dragged
appeal again for leg before, and given this time! A real toe-crushing yorker on leg which is almost dipping on the batter, who has almost opened himself up. The ball eventually strikes his left toe in front on of middle and leg, and bang! Kerr has his third
huge appeal for leg before, but not given. And Kerr is almost fuming. That was on a back of a length on middle and off, and almost hitting middle on replays. They trickle a leg-bye
bottom edge, and four! Pretty full ball wide of off, and Bazley is across off early to try and swing that to the leg side. But the ball runs off the bottom edge between keeper and short fine leg
Over the wicket.
Kerr will bowl the final over. The small matter of six sixes required...
finds fine leg with his slog! That ball was on a back of a length on middle, and near about in the slot to hammer it away to the on side. Neser did go for the heave, but ended up skying that to the fielder, with the longer side of the boundary coming into play again. Abbott finishes off with a wicket
John: "Mr Burton, I think the previous 2 overs @ 1/9 might have started the brakes"
back of a length on off, and cracked toward long-off, where there is a fumble which allows the second run
off the bottom edge, and that goes behind the wicket as he tried to slog that full ball wide of off. Very good job by Kerr, running behind from short fine leg to pull the ball back last moment
pretty full and just outside off. Misses his attempted heave to the off side
Abdullah: "Turns out that SOK WAS the man but credit to Abbot for the economical over." --- Credit to them really.
everything happening here - first a slower ball bowled on a back of a length wide of off, which Bazley tried to scoop but missed. Then they ran a bye as the keeper tried to throw back
full-toss on off, and pushed to long-off after getting his front leg out of the way
backs away, and pulls that back of a length ball on leg stump to fine leg. Abbott followed him as the batter made room
off the bottom edge on to his pad, as he tries to swing a back of a length ball on off to the on side
yorker length ball outside off, and he tries to slash but misses
Neser in now.
Burton: "That over by Abbott has effectively killed the momentum."
knocks the off stump back! A bit of dancing around by Bryant, who first makes room outside leg, but then realises that the ball is full and on the stumps on off. He then tries to reverse-ramp perhaps out of desperation due to a lack of boundaries, but is beaten, with him almost preparing to play leg side. Gone!
pretty full on off, and pushed down to long-on
He is standing on fifth stump there - remember Smith on seventh stump against Pakistan in 2016? - as the bowler goes yorker length outside off. Leading edge toward point as he tries to clip
another wide. Shortish in length and pitching way outside off. Left alone
wide delivery. It was a back of a length ball on off, and angling across. Bryant tried to shuffle across and missed, and given
Dwarshuis from over the wicket