Mark Steketee.
Mark Steketee. Getty Images

Steketee takes a wicket in his first BBL over

WARWICK paceman Mark Steketee took a wicket in his first over in the BBL cricket match at the Gabba on Thursday night.

He looked set to be part of a winning team in his first game for the Brisbane Heat before Sydney Sixers fieldsman Jordan Silk took one of the best catches in history to dismiss Craig Kieswetter for 36 and turn the fortunes of the game.

Steketee was used by captain James Hopes in the second over of the innings.

After an economical start with his first three balls, Steketee was hit for six by Sixers opener Nic Matterson but fought back to have the opener caught at mid off two balls later.

Steketee took 1-15 off his first two overs as the Sixers were 1-33 when Hopes rested both opening bowlers.

With each of the Heat bowlers on line in stark contrast to the previous two games, Hopes only needed to use Steketee and Dan Christian for two overs each as the Sixers were restricted to 8-140. Cameron Gannon was the best with four wickets.

In the Heat innings, the run out of Luke Pomersbach for 15 didn't help the run chase but the catch of Silk was a turning point.

Needing 20 off the last over, Chris Sabburg and Ben Cutting added 15 before Cutting was caught just inside the boundary on the last ball of the innings when a six would have won the game.

The Heat were 7-136 at the end of the 20th over with Steketee padded up but not required to bat.



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