Sydney Sixers everything except secured second spot on the BBL team ranking of the current season, handing the Brisbane Heat to a 6th consecutive defeat.
In a potential BBL goodbye for Heat faction figure Chris Lynn, Sixers handily protected their 6 for 178 at the Gabba with Heat drooping to 4 for 43 in the 10th over and completing 27 short.
That is to say, except if the Sydney Thunder could indent a beast triumph against Melbourne Renegades, the Sixers will play table-garnish Perth Scorchers on Saturday at Marvel Stadium for a spot in the last on January 28.
Lynn passed 3000 BBL runs while heading to making 19 preceding slapping uppishly to cover against left-armer Hayden Kerr, a recognizable scene in a season in which he’s passed 32 only once in 12 innings.
The droop is a long ways from the structure he was in, regardless of a large group of injury misfortunes, when he marked a rich, five-year bargain that terminates this season. The unwavering Heat worker, supplanted as skipper by Jimmy Peirson this season, could be compelled to look somewhere else or resign from the BBL and keep on visiting the global T20 circuit.
Hotness’ misfortune leaves them at risk for gathering the wooden spoon, Renegades ready to overwhelm them with a success over the Sydney Thunder later on Wednesday.
Thunder could in any case hop the Sixers on run-rate, yet Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques put forth a valiant effort to put them far off on a warm evening.
Marnus Labuschagne’s excusal of Henriques in his return from Test obligations and Michael Neser’s 3 for 39 guaranteed the hosts kept things good.
Lynn’s exit after a brilliant beginning was trailed by Labuschagne’s for only 3, while the returning Nathan Lyon observed Sam Heazlett’s edge to make it 4 for 43.
Peirson and Max Bryant joined to return a few tension on Sixers, Bryant scoring consecutive BBL half-hundreds of years interestingly. The dance was up however when the chief holed out to the closefisted Steve O’Keefe, leaving them 51 to get off 19 balls before Bryant trailed.
Kerr took his competition count to 22 wickets, one short of driving wicket-taker Peter Siddle.
Brief scores : Sydney Sixers 178/6 in 20 overs (Daniel Hughes 59, Dan Christian 32; Michael Neser 3-39) beat Brisbane Heat 151/8 in 20 overs (Max Bryant 56, Jimmy Peirson 42; Hayden Kerr 3-23) by 27 runs.