BBL: Brisbane Heat hits historic low in defeat to Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers took just 10 overs to reach their target in a dismal showing from Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League on Thursday.

Brisbane Heat lost the match to Sydney Sixers by nine wickets.   -  Getty Images

Brisbane Heat registered its lowest total in Big Bash League history as it collapsed to a nine-wicket defeat to Sydney Sixers on Thursday.

The visitors slipped to 11-3 inside four overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground and failed to recover from its miserable start, all out for 73.

Alex Ross top-scored for the Heat with just 15, while Sean Abbott was their tormentor in chief, posting figures of four for 11 from four overs.

The Sixers took half of its innings to wrap up what is only its third win of the season for the sole loss of Daniel Hughes, with the semifinals already out of its reach.

For the fifth-placed Heat, the result is a blow to its own finals hopes, as it missed a chance to go level on points with Hobart Hurricanes in third.

With only one match left to play and conceding two games in hand to Melbourne Renegades, hopes are fading for Brisbane, who will hope to still be in contention when the sides meet in the final match of the regular season.

HISTORIC LOW FOR HEAT

The Heat's total of 73 was its lowest BBL total, coming in seven runs below their 80 against the Renegades in 2015.

It is the Renegades who are top (or bottom) of the tree in BBL batting's hall of shame - they managed only 57 against the Melbourne Stars three years ago.

Perth Scorchers' 69 against the Stars in 2012 is the only other score lower than Thursday's offering from the Heat, who failed to hit a single six during its innings.

SIXERS SALVAGE PRIDE

It has been a long season for Sixers fans, with its team left to count the cost of a six-match losing run from the start of the season.

But the 2011-12 champions have recovered its form to go on a three-match winning run, culminating in this totally dominant performance.

The Sixers host the Stars in its final match of the campaign and will hope its revival in the second half of the competition makes up for its earlier shortcomings, even if a finals berth is beyond them.

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