Stars brush aside Scorchers to take top position

Melbourne Stars 3 for 137 (Pietersen 44*, Stoinis 40*, Richardson 2-26) beat Perth Scorchers 7 for 134 (Tye 42, Agar 29*, Beer 2-12, Hilfenhaus 2-15) by seven wickets Fawad Ahmed and Carlos Brathwaite laid the platform with the ball for Thunder and the top-order ensured that their side remained in the hunt for the knockouts…

Klinger, Tye inspire Scorchers to top spot

After suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of Brisbane Heat in their previous encounter last week, Perth Scorchers would have been doubly charged up to trounce their opponents to tie with them on equal points in the table. On Wednesday (January 11) at the Gabba in Brisbane, riding on a belligerent 54-ball 81 from…

Big Bash: Allround Sixers go second with six-wicket win

Sydney Sixers 4 for 171 (Hughes 41, Haddin 31*, Perera 2-26) beat Melbourne Renegades 6 for 170 (Finch 57, Ferguson 39, Dwarshuis 3-25) by six wickets Amid a confusing conclusion, Sydney Sixers pulled off the highest successful BBL chase at the SCG – hauling down Melbourne Renegades’ 170 with three balls to spare – to…

Dunk’s half-century keeps Strikers alive

Adelaide Strikers 5 for 164 (Dunk 79*) beat Hobart Hurricanes 8 for 161 (Webster 67*, Wells 55, Jordan 3-24) by 5 wickets A serene Ben Dunk half-century helped Adelaide Strikers to a comprehensive win over Hobart Hurricanes and kept them in finals contention. Dunk barely got out of first gear during an effortless 79 not…

Morgan keeps Thunder alive with last-ball win

Sydney Thunder 4 for 168 (Morgan 71*, Hilfenhaus 2-39) beat Melbourne Stars 8 for 166 (Pietersen 60, Maxwell 34, Watson 3-23) by six wickets The defending champions are still alive – mathematically at least. Eoin Morgan crunched a last-ball six straight down the ground to give the Sydney Thunder a famous six-wicket win – their…

Hughes’ mini-masterclass drives Sixers home

Sydney Sixers 7 for 191 (Hughes 85) beat Brisbane Heat 6 for 186 (Burns 51*, Peirson 44, Abbott 3-38) by three wickets With just two balls to spare, a top-edged six over the wicketkeeper’s head by Sean Abbott off Ben Cutting saw Sydney Sixers home by three wickets over Brisbane Heat at the Gabba. It…

Bowlers give Adelaide Strikers crushing win

Despite Sean Abbott’s career-best 5 for 16, Sydney Sixers slipped to a 48-run defeat in their Big Bash League (BBL) 2016-17 match against Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday (December 31). While chasing down a competitive target of 153, Sixers slid to 46 for 5 and eventually, were bundled out for 104 in…

Lynn, McCullum make light work of 174 chase

Brisbane Heat 3 for 174 (Lynn 84*, McCullum 72) beat Hobart Hurricanes 9 for 173 (Christian 33, Wildermuth 2-26, Steketee 2-29) by seven wickets Fireworks are common place on New Year’s Eve, but 24 hours out from year-end celebrations, Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn put on a pyrotechnic display at the Gabba to guide Brisbane…

Chris Lynn special extends Thunder’s winless streak

No team can expect to win matches after dropping catches in crucial situations. Defending champions Sydney Thunder found that out the hard way as they dropped three catches in the final five overs to slump to their third successive defeat in the 2016-17 Big Bash League on Wednesday (December 28). The spilt chances though shouldn’t…

Scorchers begin campaign with big win

Perth Scorchers have broken a long-running hoodoo in style after convincingly winning their first ever Big Bash League (BBL) season opener during a 48-run romp over winless Adelaide Strikers at the WACA on Friday night (December 23). Astoundingly, considering their dominance of the tournament throughout the years, the Scorchers had never won their opening match…