Big Bash League, Challenger: Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat at Sydney, Feb 2, 2023 live Score

Sydney Sixers 116/9 Brisbane Heat 117/6
(20.0 Overs) RR: 5.8(18.2 Overs) RR:6.38
Brisbane Heat won by 4 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Batsman RB 4s 6s S.R
Michael Neser (rhb) * 48 32 7 0 150.00
Josh Brown (rhb) 20 18 1 2 111.11
Bowller O M R W Econ
Izharulhaq Naveed (lb) 4.0 0 28 2 7.00
Sean Abbott (lb) 4.0 1 13 1 3.25

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Ball by Ball Live Score Commentary

10.20 pm So that's it for the Sixers this season, and that's it for the T20 career of Dan Christian. Heat advance to their second ever BBL Grand Final and do so in incredibly improbable fashion managing to win this match without Khawaja, Labuschagne, Swepson and Renshaw.

Heat captain Jimmy Peirson: "What a fantastic effort from Neser. That was a gem. [The four boundary over in the Power Surge by Neser] That was game-changing stuff. I'm so pleased they got it over the line for us. I knew all along that when we restricted them 1o 116, it was going to be tough work because the wicket was so slow. It was getting harder and harder to bat on. I knew we needed to score with the new ball and maximize that period and then we needed one person to step up and Neser did that. We're a Queensland team, and the great Queensland teams, when their backs are against the wall, they find a way to win. For a batch of guys who haven't played all year to stand up tonight was very pleasing. What a privilege to play in a packed Perth Stadium. There won't be a single teal shirt there and they're a very parochial group. They'll be all against us but we feel very privileged to play in this game. It's a tough challenge but we're up for it."

Perth Scorchers will be overwhelming favorites in the final as they seek their fifth title. For the Heat, it's just their second trip to the final, but they won it all on their previous appearance in 2013. That feels like a lifetime ago and most if not all of the current Heat squad were not a part of the previous title-winning squad a decade ago. Come back on Saturday for all the action to see who will be crowned champions of BBL 2022-23. Until then, take care!

18.24 Dwarshuis to Neser Neser almost singlehandedly takes the Heat into the final! Full on middle, winds up and clocks this high over mid-on to the rope. Heat burn the Sixers in a huge upset to win by four wickets with 10 balls to spare and lock up a spot in Perth to play the Scorchers in Saturday's final. FOUR
18.11 Dwarshuis to Bazley missed runout! Length ball on off, punched firmly straight to Henriques at mid-off. Never a run in a million years but they set off anyway. The throw from 12 yards to the non-striker's end misses with Bazley six yards short. 1 run
End of Over No.18 Brisbane Heat 112/6 Last Over (2 runs)

Sixers still battling hard to make sure this isn't the last game of Dan Christian's career.

17.60 Abbott to Neser back of a length on middle, defended to midwicket. no run
17.51 Abbott to Bazley back of a length on middle and leg, skews a drive wide of extra cover for one. 1 run
17.40 Abbott to Bazley back of a length on middle, defended to Abbott. no run
17.30 Abbott to Bazley length ball on fifth stump, smashed back to Abbott and he stops it with his feet. no run
17.21 Abbott to Neser back of a length on middle, flicked to deep square leg for one. 1 run
17.10 Abbott to Neser back of a length on off, defended to backward point. no run
End of Over No.17 Brisbane Heat 110/6 Last Over (7 runs)
16.60 Izharulhaq Naveed to Bazley googly lands on a good length on middle, spins past a heave and also goes past leg stump. Stumping appeal goes up but the back foot was back down having been up in the air briefly. no run
16.50 Izharulhaq Naveed to Bazley good length ball on fourth stump, slices a cut to backward point for none. no run
16.40 Izharulhaq Naveed to Bazley full on fifth stump, defended to point. no run
16.33 Izharulhaq Naveed to Neser full on seventh stump, goes to drive and a thick edge trickles short of the rope at deep third man for three. 3 runs
16.24 Izharulhaq Naveed to Neser back of a length on middle, goes to pull and finds the gap at the deep square leg rope. FOUR
16.10 Izharulhaq Naveed to Neser back of a length on fifth stump, goes to cut and misses. no run
End of Over No.16 Brisbane Heat 103/6 Last Over (17 runs)

Neser showing why he was just named the Australian domestic player of the year at the Allan Border Medal.

15.60 Kerr to Bazley good length ball on middle, defended. no run
15.51 Kerr to Neser full on the stumps, driven to long-on for one. 1 run

Power Surge is the difference between the two sides right now. Sixers scored eight runs and lost two wickets. Neser has doubled that for the Heat singlehandedly in the first four balls of this over alone.

15.44 Kerr to Neser full on fourth stump, Neser punches a firm drive past the non-striker to the mid-off rope. FOUR
15.34 Kerr to Neser slower ball lands back of a length on fourth stump, leans back to slice a square drive behind point and it beats short third man's diving effort before going to the rope. FOUR
15.24 Kerr to Neser full on the legs, shovels a drive in the air but wide of mid-on and goes to the rope. FOUR

Heat already have more runs in their Power Surge than the Sixers did and there's still 5 balls left.

15.14 Kerr to Neser short on the body, pulled to deep fine leg and with the man up in the ring it's an automatic four. FOUR
End of Over No.15 Brisbane Heat 86/6 Last Over (5 runs)

Peege: "Max Bryant such a frustrating player. He can obviously hit the ball but just loses the plot far too frequently."

14.60 Abbott to Bazley good length on middle, defended. no run
14.50 Abbott to Bazley back of a length on fifth stump, defended to backward point. no run
14.4W Abbott to Bryant what a ridiculous shot! Fullish length on off stump, goes for a huge heave and skies this to long-off. The fielder charges in 25 yards off the rope and takes this settling on his haunches. OUT
M Bryant c Dwarshuis b Abbott 11 (23m 8b 2x4 0x6) SR: 137.50
14.31 Abbott to Neser back of a length on the legs, flicked straight to short fine leg and they take on a suicide run but Naveed fumbles a regulation one bounce collection to allow the run easily. 1 run
14.24 Abbott to Neser length ball follows him backing away from leg stump, goes to heave and an inside edge goes past leg stump to the fine leg rope. FOUR
14.10 Abbott to Neser good length ball on the legs, goes to flick to midwicket, another leading edge but this time it lobs up short of extra cover. no run

Power Surge has been taken for the start of the 15th over... Abbott to bowl.

End of Over No.14 Brisbane Heat 81/5 Last Over (3 runs)

Jack: "I love a tight game... All this talk of the big hits, its all about who holds their nerve here"

13.61 O'Keefe to Neser good length ball on the stumps, flicked into the leg side for one. 1 run
13.50 O'Keefe to Neser full on off, defended on the front foot. no run
13.40 O'Keefe to Neser good length ball on off, goes back to defend. no run
13.32 O'Keefe to Neser edged! Good length ball on fifth stump, goes to punch off the back foot and the ball goes off a toe edge through the keeper's legs for two. 2 runs

Score Cards


Batsmen R B
Sam Heazlett
Sam Heazlett
13 13
Josh Brown 20 18
Nathan McSweeney
Nathan McSweeney
5 8
Sam Hain
Sam Hain
8 11
Jimmy Peirson
Jimmy Peirson
7 10
Max Bryant
Max Bryant
11 8
Michael Neser
Michael Neser
48 32
James Bazley
James Bazley
2 10


Bowler O R W M
Steve O'Keefe
Steve O'Keefe
4 30 1 0
Sean Abbott
Sean Abbott
4 13 1 1
Izharulhaq Naveed
Izharulhaq Naveed
4 28 2 0
Ben Dwarshuis
Ben Dwarshuis
3.2 20 1 0
Hayden Kerr 3 24 0 0
SNJ O'Keefe403017.50
SA Abbott411313.25
Izharulhaq Naveed402827.00(1w)
BJ Dwarshuis3.202016.00
H Kerr302408.00
1st31SD Heazlett 13 J Brown 16
2nd8J Brown 4 NA McSweeney 4
3rd2NA McSweeney 1 SR Hain 1
4th13JJ Peirson 7 SR Hain 6
5th2SR Hain 1 M Bryant 1
6th30M Bryant 10 MG Neser 19
7th31*MG Neser 29 JJ Bazley 2
SD Heazlettrun out131311
J Browncaught wk201812
NA McSweeneycaught wk5800
SR Haincaught81100
JJ Peirsoncaught71000
M Bryantcaught11820
MG Nesernot out483270
JJ Bazleynot out21000
XC Bartlett
SH Johnson
MP Kuhnemann
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
Total(6 wkts; 18.2 ovs)117

Team Squads

Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
Kurtis Patterson middle-order batter
Josh Philippe wicketkeeper batter
Daniel Hughes opening batter
Moises Henriques allrounder
Jordan Silk middle-order batter
Hayden Kerr allrounder
Dan Christian allrounder
Ben Dwarshuis bowler
Sean Abbott allrounder
Steve O'Keefe allrounder
Izharulhaq Naveed bowler
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
Sam Heazlett batter
Josh Brown batter
Nathan McSweeney allrounder
Sam Hain middle-order batter
Jimmy Peirson wicketkeeper
Max Bryant batter
Michael Neser bowling allrounder
James Bazley allrounder
Xavier Bartlett bowler
Spencer Johnson bowler
Matthew Kuhnemann bowler

What is it?

Big Bash League, Challenger: Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat at Sydney, Feb 2, 2023.

When is it?

Match will be played on Feb 2, 2023.

What time does it start?

Starting time of match 2023-02-02 08:15:00 GMT, 2023-02-02 19:15:00 local

In Which Ground is it Playing?

The match will be played at Sydney Cricket Ground

Who will Win Big Bash League, Challenger: Sydney Sixers v Brisbane He?

With ten nearly equally matched groups, the importance of every game can't be understated in this tournament. Both sides are expected to emerge out packaged full-strength against each other in what claims to be a cracker of a competition. Contemplating that the 2 sides on newspaper,Brisbane Heat are somewhat more power-packed unit whereas Sydney Sixers possess the benefit of being a steady side. For this and another above-mentioned motives, we believe the Brisbane Heat are far more likely to emerge victorious in what will be among the most crucial experiences for either side.

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