Brathwaite spell retains Warmth to 148 in BBL

Sydney Sixers import Carlos Brathwaite’s 4 wickets have cooled the Brisbane Warmth, Chris Lynn notching his slowest BBL half-century to set 149 for victory on the Gold Coast.

Chasing a fourth straight win and a transfer to 3rd, the Warmth by no means reached prime gear regardless of the Sixers providing Lynn (56 off 44) two lives.

With prime spot the Sixers’ prize for victory, Jackson Fowl (2-22) and Stephen O’Keefe (0-23) stored the Warmth beneath a run a ball within the first 9 overs and Brathwaite (4-18) benefited each time he returned the crease.

The West Indian picked up Lynn and had three batsmen caught behind because the Warmth’s momentum was regularly halted by premature wickets.

Lynn was dropped on six and 36, first by Dan Christian off Jackson Fowl then by Fowl off Christian.

Fowl’s was a sitter and it was solely a stroke of luck that stopped a repeat, the ball lodging between his thighs after he spilt a crisp Jimmy Peirson cowl drive.

Lynn was finally dismissed within the 16th over, Jordan Silk calmly lobbing the ball again to himself after catching a bullet-like pull shot as he fell over the rope.

It was left to Lewis Gregory (26 off 15) to offer the fireworks, the English import hitting two sixes because the Warmth had been bowled out on the ultimate ball of the innings.

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