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Sixers vs Heat, Qualifier at Carrara, BBL 2023, Jan 19 2024 - Match Result

RESULT
Qualifier (N), Carrara, January 19, 2024, Big Bash League
(17.5/20 ov, T:153) 113

Sixers won by 39 runs

Player Of The Match
5/21
ben-dwarshuis
Cricinfo's MVP
114.54 ptsImpact List
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Scores: K Vairavan | Comms: Ekanth
Scorecard summary
Sydney Sixers 152/8(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat 113/10(17.5 overs)
5/21 (3.5)
16 (10)
2/18 (3)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
SS114.5410(5)13.5221.145/214.8693.4
BH72.9311(7)11.2710.072/142.1262.85
SS66.3216(8)20.729.982/261.4336.35
BH64.756(9)2.71- 2.963/273.7167.71
SS58.8159(50)57.7758.81--0

There we have it, Sydney Sixers will host the final at the SCG. Perth Scorchers host Adelaide Strikers tomorrow, the winner of that game will take on Heat in Carrara to decide the second finalist. You can follow all the action and get all the news and updates from the league here on ESPNcricinfo. Thanks for joining us tonight. See ya!

Ben Dwarshuis, POTM: It's amazing. We set a competitive total. I got the rewards but we bowled well as a team. Really special to book a place in a home final. The wicket was two-paced and had a bit of variable bounce. We had the benefit of watching Heat's bowlers and learned from that. Always nice to see the ball moving around, which doesn't often happen in T20s. Home crowds always turn out for finals, hope we have a full-house there and can win another final.

9:50pm Sixers didn't have much of a chance of making this game when they were slated to take Perth Scorchers away, in their last league game. Now, they're just one step away from lifting the trophy. They lost a crucial bat flip but that worked out better. They struggled a bit with the bat but pulled through. They studied the pitch during the first innings and the bowlers held onto good lengths, which was all they needed to do. Batters weren't able to hit through the line and that showed right from the start, with Josh Brown's struggles. Peirson stuck around for a while but, unlike Moises Henriques in the first innings, couldn't turn things around.

17.5
W
Dwarshuis to Kuhnemann, OUT

'Catch it' is the call, SOK takes it. Dwarshuis has career-best figures and Sixers will host the final of BBL 13! Kuhnemann went across early and went for another scoop, skied it off a length. easy catch at long leg to finish things off.

Matthew Kuhnemann c O'Keefe b Dwarshuis 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 50
17.4
Dwarshuis to Kuhnemann, no run

Goes across and tries to scoop, misses. Dwarshuis went into the pitch and the ball went just over the stumps

17.3
2
Dwarshuis to Kuhnemann, 2 runs

Slower one just outside leg, Kuhnemann slides leg side and chips it over the bowler with a nice, easy swing. Stopped in the deep

17.2
Dwarshuis to Kuhnemann, no run

Makes room and tries to slap the shortish bounce but it goes over the bat swing

17.1
Dwarshuis to Kuhnemann, no run

Length around off, blocked off the back foot to the bowler

Can Dwarshuis finish with a five-for?

end of over 1713 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 111/9CRR: 6.52 RRR: 14.00 • Need 42 from 18b
Mitchell Swepson10 (4b 2x4)
Matthew Kuhnemann1 (1b)
Jack Edwards 4-1-26-2
Ben Dwarshuis 3-0-19-4
16.6
4
Edwards to Swepson, FOUR runs

Sweppo in for a good time. Goes across and gets inside the line of a back of lengther and scoops it on one leg

16.5
4
Edwards to Swepson, FOUR runs

Makes room and drives through the line. Edwards tried following him but served up a slot ball, Swepson clubbed it over the bowler and in the gap

16.4
1
Edwards to Kuhnemann, 1 run

Nudges the fullish ball to midwicket

16.3
W
Edwards to Johnson, OUT

Lol Edwards can catch flies with those reflexes. He was in his follow-through as Johnson miscued another flat-bat hit. Ball was travelling nonetheless, and was going away to the right but Edwards flung his hat out and the ball just stuck. A bit of magic there, he has four catches for the match now.

Spencer Johnson c & b Edwards 11 (7b 2x4 0x6 10m) SR: 157.14
16.2
4
Edwards to Johnson, FOUR runs

Flat-bat belting. Back of length outside off, sits up and Johnson slaps the knuckle ball over mid-on

16.1
Edwards to Johnson, no run

Tries to smash the fullish ball angling away outside off, beats the attempted lofted off-drive.

end of over 168 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 98/8CRR: 6.12 RRR: 13.75 • Need 55 from 24b
Spencer Johnson7 (4b 1x4)
Mitchell Swepson2 (2b)
Ben Dwarshuis 3-0-19-4
Hayden Kerr 3-0-18-2

Sunitha : "Those 2 drops !!! Cost Heat big time !"

15.6
1
Dwarshuis to Johnson, 1 run

Run-out chance, but there's no direct hit from mid-off Fullish ball is driven along the ground to Henriques and the batters take off, run wasn't on but Johnson, who probably wanted to retain strike, got through

15.5
4
Dwarshuis to Johnson, FOUR runs

Four to the short-third fence brings a rare cheer from the crowd. Johnson made room and tried to carve the back-of-length cross seamer, got a thick edge that flew wide of the keeper

15.4
1
Dwarshuis to Swepson, 1 run

Stays leg side and slaps the length ball from fourth to deep point. Pace - 134ks

Mark: "This wouldn't be happening to the Heat if they were at The Gabba "

Graham: "The heat has been in trouble since the venue was announced. Home game advantage???"

15.3
1
Dwarshuis to Johnson, 1 run

Full on leg, Johnson backs away while trying to drive it straight. Gets an inside edge to square leg

15.2
1
Dwarshuis to Swepson, 1 run

Punches the length ball off the back foot, to cover

15.1
W
Dwarshuis to Neser, OUT

Neser is bowled with a bowlful of misfortune. Dwarshuis has an end-to-end grin. Neser made room and tried slapping it off a length and hit it onto pad, the ball then started snaking around as it went back. It went off side, then leg side but then spun away to hit leg stump. Dwarshuis strikes from the other end to now have four.

Michael Neser b Dwarshuis 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 12m) SR: 66.66
end of over 155 runs • 1 wicket
BH: 90/7CRR: 6.00 RRR: 12.60 • Need 63 from 30b
Michael Neser6 (8b)
Spencer Johnson1 (1b)
Hayden Kerr 3-0-18-2
Steve O'Keefe 3-0-23-1

Manoj: "Commentators jinx are the best ones, they just started when Renshaw hit those 2 sixes and he was gone. Now praised Bryant he's gone. "

14.6
1
Kerr to Neser, 1 run

Quick single to cover. Back of length over middle, 129ks, Neser hops leg side and blocks it off the back foot

14.5
2
Kerr to Neser, 2 runs

Length on off, stays leg side and square drives it in the gap at backward point. Neser scampers back to make the tight second

14.4
1
Kerr to Johnson, 1 run

Length over middle and off, opens the face and dabs it to forward point

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
MC Henriques
59 runs (50)
4 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
11 runs
0 four1 six
Control
66%
DP Hughes
42 runs (33)
4 fours1 six
Productive shot
flick
10 runs
0 four1 six
Control
82%
Best performances - bowlers
BJ Dwarshuis
O
3.5
M
0
R
21
W
5
ECO
5.47
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
3W
MG Neser
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
3
ECO
6.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Carrara Oval
TossBrisbane Heat, elected to field first
Series
Season2023/24
Player Of The Match
Series resultSydney Sixers advanced
Match days19 January 2024 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Language
English
Win Probability
SS 100%
SSBH
100%50%100%SS InningsBH Innings

Over 18 • BH 113/10

Matthew Kuhnemann c O'Keefe b Dwarshuis 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 50
W
Sixers won by 39 runs
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