James Vince carted six boundaries and two hits over the fence for his 75 and departed to Afghanistan offspinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the 17th over. @ Big Bash League

James Vince’s 46-ball 75 coupled with disciplined bowling powered Sydney Sixers to a 79-run win over Brisbane Heat in a Big Bash League match on Sunday. The win takes Sixers, who have snapped their two-match losing streak, to the second spot in the eight-team table.

Put into bat, Sixers surprise the opposition pushing Josh Philippe to the top. The wicketkeeper-batsman smashed four boundaries before his (11-ball 17) brief stint was brought to an end by left-arm pacer Josh Lalor, who returned in his next over to clean up Daniel Hughes (13). Captain Moises Henriques added just eight after he top-edged it to third man handing Brendan Doggett his first wicket of the match. (ALSO READ: All-round Marcus Stoinis hands Melbourne Stars much-needed win)

The Sixers were 62/3 when Henriques departed in the ninth over. Entered Vince and combined with Silk as the duo forged 94 runs for the fourth wicket, a match-defining partnership. Vince carted six boundaries and two hits over the fence for his 75 and departed to Afghanistan offspinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman in the 17th over. Silk followed his team-mate in the next over falling nine runs short of a half century after Lalor picked up his third wicket.

Lalor picked up the next two wickets of – Tom Curran (8) and Jack Edwards (7) – as the Sixers posted 177/7 after 20 overs. He returned with exceptional figures of five for 26 in his four overs. (ALSO READ: Fuming Sydney Thunder lodge complaint over Gabba floodlight failure)

In reply, Brisbane Heat were off to the most embarrassing stars. They lost opener Max Bryant to Steve O’Keefe for a duck in the fourth delivery of the opening over. Captain Chris Lynn failed with the bat adding just two before he was dismissed by Sean Abbott.

Legspinner Lloyd Pope stepped in and pocketed two quick wickets of Jimmy Peirson (12) and the dangerous Brendon McCullum (27) to leave the visitors reeling at 53/4 in the 11th over.

Ben Cutting tried to revive the innings with a 26-ball 28, but it was too late. The Heat kept losing wickets regularly and folded for 98 in 18.1 overs.

For the Sixers, Curran and Abbott picked up three wickets, while Pope finished with two for 19 in his four overs.

Brief scores: Sydney Sixers 177/7 (James Vince 75, Jordan Silk 41; Josh Lalor 5/26) beat Brisbane Heat 98 all out (Tom Curran 3/16, Sean Abbott 3/18, Lloyd Pope 2/19) by 79 runs