The Sixers lost just their second match of BBL|10 with the Heat chasing down 166 to win, with seven balls to spare, at the Gabba.
The Heat made 6/171 in reply to 8/165. Josh Philippe’s 48 from 36 balls took him past 1,000 BBL runs.
Paceman Mark Skeketee (4-33) starred for the hosts. The Sixers did however leave the Gabba with at least one point picking up the Bash Boost.
The men in magenta remain third on the BBL|10 table.
In his return match from injury, Jackson Bird was unplayable at times claiming 1-26 from his four overs. The seamer’s three overs up front taking 1-22.
Philippe, Jordan Silk (43 from 27) and Ben Dwarshuis (24 not out off 16) down the order, were all key to the Sixers total.
Multiple wicket takers for the Sixers were Dwarshuis (2-45) and Dan Christian (2-35).