lead at the top of the table with a seven-wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades.
The Heat won the toss and elected to bat first, reaching 5-139 off their 20 overs thanks to opener Laura Harris’ knock of 46 off 36 balls.
But the Sixers, who are fighting to keep their finals hopes alive, showed great composure in their chase, with Brown and Carmichael guiding them to victory with a composed partnership.
The Heat were left to rue the costly penalty runs, but it was their inability to find the boundary in the latter overs that ultimately cost them the game, with just two fours and one six hit in the innings.
The win means the Sixers remain in contention for a finals berth, while the Heat will need to regroup before their next match to keep their own finals hopes alive.
The WBBL|09 season has been an unpredictable one, with each team having their moments of brilliance and disappointments.
With just a few rounds remaining, every match is crucial for the teams fighting for a spot in the finals, and the race for the title is wide open.
The next matches will be vital for the Sixers and the Heat as they look to build momentum heading into the business end of the season.
Overall, the Sixers’ victory over the Heat was a thrilling one, with the match going down to the wire and the penalty runs proving to be the deciding factor in the end.
The WBBL|09 season continues to provide exciting and unpredictable cricket, and fans can look forward to more thrilling matches in the coming weeks as the race for the finals heats up.
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