Sydney Thunder remain rooted to the foot of the Big Bash table after Brisbane Heat condemned their opponents to a 17th straight loss in the competition.
The Heat overcame a shaky start with the bat to post 165-5 in the battle of the bottom two in the competition, a total that proved well beyond a Sydney side that were bowled out for 117.
After opting to bat first the visitors slipped to 43-3, Craig Kieswetter (four) the first to go when an attempt to hit Dirk Nannes over the top only resulted in him slicing a drive to Daniel Hughes at extra cover.
Fellow opener Luke Pomersbach also chipped up a catch to depart for a breezy 25, while Peter Forrest was unfortunately run out for 10 after slipping in the middle of the pitch.
However Chris Lynn combined to put on 66 for the fourth wicket with Dan Christian, who hit two sixes to make 24 before being caught off the bowling of Nannes.
The left-arm paceman, who finished with figures of 3-21, also accounted for Lynn, though not before the right-hander had made 56. While he hit only the one four, there were six sixes in his 35-ball knock, most of them over the short boundaries straight down the ground.
Ben Cutting weighed in with three maximums of his own in an unbeaten 25 as Brisbane added 81 from the final seven overs of their innings.
Chris Tremain came in for some particularly heavy punishment, his four overs costing 53, while Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis went for 41 runs.
Sydney may have harboured thoughts of finally breaking their losing streak when the returning Usman Khawaja (22) and Mike Hussey, who made 60, carried them to 55-1 in their reply.
Yet the duo were the only Thunder players to reach double figures in another miserable batting performance that subsided in a hurry, their last five wickets going down for 12 runs to see them bowled out with 16 balls to spare.
The collapse was triggered by the departure of Hussey, the home captain hitting Cameron Gannon straight down the throat of Forrest at deep mid-wicket to end his solo bid for glory.
The seamer claimed two more wickets in the same over to finish with figures of 4-10 from 14 deliveries, while James Hopes put Sydney out of their misery with a direct hit to run out Gurinder Sandhu after a mix-up with Nannes.