The 25th match of the BBL 2021-22 sees Sydney Sixers take on Brisbane Heat at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Wednesday. With 5 wins in 6 matches, Sydney Sixers currently find themselves at number two on the BBL 2021-22 points table. They are coming into this encounter on the back of three successive wins. The Sixers played their last game against Sydney Thunder.
The man-in-form, Josh Phillipe (13 off 10) got out early in the last game. James Vince wasn’t at his best either. He scored 31 off 29 balls before getting out on the 9th over of the innings. Daniel Hughes, however, played a valuable 50 runs knock in just 26 balls, including 1 four and as many as 5 sixes. He provided the much-needed momentum in the middle-overs.
Later, Daniel Christian scored a valuable 17-ball 41-run knock to guide the team to a 168-run total in the first innings. Sydney Sixers took vital breakthroughs at regular intervals in the second innings and didn’t allow Sydney Thunder to develop partnerships.
It was a combined effort from the bowlers with the ball as Sixers restricted Thunder to 141 runs in the second innings. Hayden Kerr was the pick of the bowlers as he claimed 3 for 29 in 3 overs, while the likes of Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, and Lloyd Pope picked two wickets each.
Facing them are the Brisbane Heat, who are currently at third from the bottom of the table. They have only managed to secure 2 wins in 6 matches this season. After registering a 39-run victory over Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat suffered a 20-run defeat at the hands of Melbourne Stars.
Brisbane Heat did well to pick the early wickets of Stoinis, Burns, and Maxwell. However, what followed was some brutal hitting from Joe Clarke and Cartwright. The duo took the game away from the Heat as they added 151 runs for the fourth wicket. Melbourne Stars managed to score 207 runs in the first innings.
Brisbane Heat, in reply, managed 187, thereby falling 20 runs short of the target. Max Bryant and Tom Cooper failed to live up to the expectations. But Chris Lynn and Ben Duckett kept the team in the game. Lynn scored 57 off 34, while Duckett amassed 54 off 35 balls. However, once the duo got out, wickets fell in a cluster and things went haywire for them. Ahead of the next game against Sydney Sixers, Brisbane Heat would look to get back to winning ways.