Sydney Thunder star Andre Russell has been replaced by West Indies World T20 hero Carlos Brathwaite for the remainder of BBL06.
Chris Lynn destroyed the Perth Scorchers with an explosive 98 not out as Brisbane Heat took the points by nine wickets.
Eoin Morgan hit a six off the final ball to steal a victory for Sydney Thunder over Melbourne Stars and keep the defending champions hopes alive.
Perth Scorchers captain Adam Voges has been ruled out for two weeks with a hamstring injury, but he hopes to play again before the BBL finals.
Sydney Thunder have shipped in Englishman James Vince for the remainder of the KFC Big Bash League to replace overseas batsman Eoin Morgan.
Daniel Hughes (85 from 55 balls) was Sydney Sixers’ hero as the unbeaten run of Brisbane Heat ended after a sensational run chase at The Gabba.
Hobart Hurricanes had 5-14 from Dan Christian and explosive batting from openers Short & Paine to thank in an 8 wicket win over Adelaide Strikers.
Perth Scorchers have signed English bowling all-rounder Tim Bresnan as the club’s international replacement player for David Willey.
Sydney Thunder’s title defence lies in tatters as Perth Scorchers went top of the BBL06 table with a 50 run win at the Furnace.
REPORT: Melbourne Renegades took the MCG bragging rights in a rain reduced encounter as Brad Hogg strangled the Stars to seal a win by nine runs.