Sydney Sixers beat Brisbane Heat by 8 wickets in BBL
Josh Philippe(52*) and James Vince (51) saw the Sixers through to a comfortable 8 wicket win the over the Brisbane Heat, in the BBL, at the Gabba today.
Brisbane Heat 126-8 (20 Ovs) – (AB de Villers 25, James Pattinson 27*; Tom Curran 2-25, Ben Dwarshuis 2-35, Nathan Lyon 1-24, Steve O'Keefe 1-20, Jackson Bird 2-21)
Sydney Sixers 127-2 (15.5 Ovs) – (Josh Philippe 52*, James Vince 51)
Result - Sydney Sixers won by 8 wickets
Sydney Sixers won the toss and decided to bowl against Brisbane Heat who scored a disappointing 126-8 in their 20 overs in front of their home crowd. AB de Villers 25, and James Pattinson 27* top scored and Tom Curran 2-25, Ben Dwarshuis 2-35, Nathan Lyon 1-24, Steve O'Keefe 1-20 and Jackson Bird 2-21 were the stars with the ball for the Sixers.
The match was pretty much lost when the Heat had stumbled to 86-6 in the 16th over and but for a late flourish from James Pattinson 27*, the total would have been much worse.
Sydney Sixers made light of the run chase, scoring 127-2 in 15.5 Overs with Josh Philippe52* and James Vince 51 doing the business with the willow – they put on an opening partnership of 75, before Vince was out for 51 in the 10th over and Philippe batted on to bring the Sixers over the line with over 4 overs to spare.
Steve O'Keefe was adjudged Player of the Match for his spell of 4 overs 1-20 including the wicket of Chris Lynn.
Brisbane Heat - Chris Lynn(c), Sam Heazlett, Matthew Renshaw, AB de Villiers, Marnus Labuschagne, Jimmy Peirson(wk), Ben Cutting, James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Sydney Sixers - Josh Philippe(wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Steven Smith, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Steve O'Keefe
Start Time: 08:10
Toss: Sydney Sixers won the toss and decided to field
Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane
Officials: Phillip Gillespie, Geoffrey Joshua, Shawn Craig, Stephen Dionysius, David Talalla
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