No shortage of fireworks at the Gabba for the KFC Big Bash clash between the Brisbane Heat v Sydney Sixers. Photo: Instagram: venkat.capricorn
The Sydney Sixers have defeated the Brisbane Heat by 3 wickets in front of 32,371 fans at the Gabba.
In a thrilling finish, Sean Abbott top-edged a delivery from Cutting that went flying over the keepers hands to clinch victory for the Sixers. Daniel Hughes was the hero for Sydney belting 85 from 55 balls that included 7 fours and 4 sixes to earn him man of the match honours. Hear what he had to say about the Sixers clinching their third win of the season...
Click play to hear from Daniel Hughes and all the 2nd innings highlights from the Gabba.
1st Innings: Brisbane Heat 6/186 after 20 overs.
The Sydney Sixers require 187 runs for victory as they chase their third win of the season. The Heat had an impressive start sitting at 0/70 after the power-play then lost their way a bit before Joe Burns lit up the Gabba, finishing on 51*. The runs being shared around...Peirson (44), McCullum (30), Lynn (13) | Sean Abbott 3/38.
Click play to hear from Joe Burns and all the 1st innings highlights from the Gabba.
The Sydney Sixers have won the toss and elected to bowl.
The KFC Big Bash is back at the Gabba tonight with the Brisbane Heat playing host to the Sydney Sixers.
The Heat come into the game undefeated sitting at 3-0, their quick-firing batting line up proving too hot to handle for the competition so far. Brisbane's master-blasters Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn have been the talk of the town after both set the Gabba alight last Friday night when they put on a partnership of 109 runs off 53 balls. McCullum finishing with 72 and man of the match Lynn 84*. They'll be hoping that form continues tonight when they face Sixers leading wicket taker Sean Abbott who took 5 in his last game and is in red-hot form. Sydney aren't without batting power, Jason Roy, Nic Maddinson and Sam Billings can all pile the runs on fast so the Heat's bowlers led by Mark Steketee will need to be on. The Sixers will go into the match confident knowing they have never lost a game to Brisbane at the Gabba, and history is on their side with the ledger being at 4-1 out of all clashes played between the two teams.
Click play to hear captains Brendon McCullum and Moises Henriques with their thoughts ahead of tonight's clash.
Brisbane Heat Squad
McCullum, Peirson, Lynn, Ross, Burns, Cutting, Wildermuth, Steketee, Buchanan, Swepson, Badree
Sydney Sixers Squad
Hughes, Roy, Maddinson, Henriques, Haddin, Billings, Botha, Abbott, Dwarshuis, Somerville, Thornton