Brisbane Heat clinched their second title 11 seasons after their initial triumph, defeating the Sydney Sixers on their home turf. This marked them as the third team in the competition’s history to achieve multiple championships, following the Perth Scorchers with five titles and the Sydney Sixers with three.
The match witnessed a record-breaking Big Bash crowd at the SCG (43,000). Brisbane Heat successfully defended a total of 167 runs, thanks to Johnson’s outstanding performance. Johnson, who claimed 4 for 26, was rightfully named the player of the match. His remarkable display left the Sydney Sixers’ supporters in stunned silence as the team was bowled out for 112 in 17.3 overs.