‘Into the big dance!’ - Fans celebrate as Brisbane Heat defeat Sydney Sixers to qualify for BBL12 final

Here is how fans have celebrated the victory of Brisbane Heat over Sydney Sixers in the challenger of the ongoing BBL

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On 2 February 2023, Brisbane Heat took on Sydney Sixers in the challenger in the ongoing Big Bash League. After the league stage, Brisbane Heat finished in the fifth spot with 13 points in 14 matches. Then, they defeated Sydney Thunder in the eliminator and defeated Melbourne Renegades in the knockout. 


On the other hand, Sydney Sixers lost against Perth Scorchers in the first qualifier. So, they were looking to get into the final by winning this clash against the Brisbane side. Speaking of the match, Sydney Sixers won the toss and opted to bat first. The match took place in Sydney. Hence, Kurtis Patterson and Josh Phillipe came out to open the innings for the home side.

Brisbane Heat defeated Sydney Sixers by four wickets in BBL12

Patterson scored 19 runs off 14 balls, including two fours. While Josh Phillipe scored 16 runs off 16 balls, including two fours. Daniel Hughes was the highest scorer as he scored 23 runs off 24 balls, including a boundary. Other batters failed to contribute significantly as Sydney Sixers scored 116 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs. For Brisbane Heat, Spencer Johnson and Matthew Kuhnemann took three wickets each. Apart from them, Michael Neser took two wickets while Nathan McSweeney took one wicket.


In reply, Sam Heazlett and Josh Brown came out for the chase. However, Heazlett scored 13 runs off 13 balls, including one four and one six. Brown scored 20 runs off 18 balls, including one four and two sixes. But, they were in a spot of bother when the team lost five wickets for 56 runs in 10.1 overs. But, Michael Neser scored 48* runs off 32 balls to ensure the victory of Brisbane Heat. He hit seven boundaries throughout his innings. Thus, they chased down the target in just 18.2 overs with four wickets in the bag. Now, they will face Perth Scorchers in the final of the BBL12. Neser won the player of the match award for his all-around performance. 

Here is how fans have reacted to the victory of Brisbane Heat on 2 February: 


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