The 34th match of the BBL 2021-22 is set to be played between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Sixers on Tuesday in Queensland. The Brisbane Heat are currently sitting at fifth on the BBL 2021-22 points table, having won 3 matches out of 8. They will be coming into this encounter full of confidence after having registered a 14-run win over Hobart Hurricanes in the last game.
Riding on a heart-warming 27-ball 44 from Bazley, Brisbane Heat posted 150 runs in the first innings. Heazlett (26 off 28) and Wildermuth (28 off 21) also made decent contributions. Brisbane Heat performed even better with the ball in the second innings and restricted Hobart Hurricanes to just 136 runs. Xavier Bartlett starred with the ball as he picked 4 for 30 in 4 overs.
They ran through Hurricanes’ top-order, picking the top three wickets for 38 on the board. Mujeeb Ur-Rahman ripped apart the middle-order as he denied the opposition to build any momentum. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals as the Hobart Hurricanes fell 14 runs short in the end.
Brisbane Heat would be looking to continue the winning momentum. However, it won’t be easy as facing them are Sydney Sixers, who are sitting at second on the points table. Sixers have 6 wins in 8 matches thus far in the tournament. Their last match got abandoned due to rain. Prior to that, they played against Brisbane Heat and beat them by 2 wickets.
Sydney Sixers bundled out Brisbane Heat for just 105 runs. S Abbott wreaked havoc with the ball as he picked 4 wickets for 31 runs in 4 overs. Besides, Dwarshuis and Hayden Kerr chipped in with 2 wickets each. Sydney Sixers were expected to chase that comfortably but they made a mess of it instead.
Both the openers got out on ducks. Hughes got out after scoring 6 runs. Wickets kept falling at short intervals. However, it was Sean Abbott, who made a winning contribution with the bat as well. He scored a valuable 37 run-knock to help his team chase down the score on the final ball of the match.