An amazing save by Jordan Silk was the stand-out moment on the opening night of BBL|10, but 179 was just too tall a task for the Sixers to claim the win in Hobart on Thursday.
The defending champions finished 6/162 in reply to 8/178 at Blundstone Arena.
At the end of the 15th over, Silk launched himself into the air, and at full-stretch one-handed, somehow catapulted the ball from outside the boundary back into the field of play at deep mid-wicket.
A 116-run partnership between England International James Vince (67 from 41) and opener Jack Edwards (47 from 39) looked to put the men in magenta in a strong position, however good bowling at the death by Hobart sealed it. The stand was the third highest partnership by a Sixers pair in BBL history.
Hobart's Tim David (58 from 33) and fellow big hitter South African Colin Ingram (55 off 42) both made half-centuries.
Off-spinner Ben Manenti (1-26) picked up a wicket with the second ball of the match and Hobart was soon two down when D’Arcy Short nicked off to Ben Dwarshuis (3-38) from his first ball.
With his first ball in magenta Dan Christian claimed Mac Wright (8) caught at deep square leg by Silk. Christian finished with 3-36.
The Sixers came away from the match with at least one point. Needing to be 73 by the end of the 10th over to secure the new Bash Boost point they achieved that after 8.4 overs.