Kevin Pietersen top scored for the Melbourne Stars for the fourth consecutive game as a strangely off key Perth Scorchers were beaten by seven wickets.
Resurgent Sydney Thunder kept their title defence hopes alive with a storming eight wicket romp over the Sixers as Fawad Ahmed took 4-14.
In one of the most incredible Big Bash matches ever Ben McDermott’s century blasted record breaking Hobart Hurricanes past record breaking Melbourne Renegades.
In a tight contest, Brad Haddin steered the Sydney Sixers over the line against Melbourne Renegades and into second spot in the BBL06 ladder.
CA have pulled Stephen O’Keefe out of BBL06 to allow the spinner to prepare for next month’s Test tour of India, but Sydney Sixers unhappy.
Defending champions Sydney Thunder, inspired by skipper Shane Watson, stayed alive in BBL06 with a six wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes.
The Melbourne Stars recovered from their Thunder defeat with a comprehensive 46-run win over the Renegades as Kevin Pietersen cracked 73 and Adam Zampa grabbed 3-19.
Sydney Sixers have signed New Zealand allrounder Colin Munro to replace England player Sam Billings.
Sri Lanka allrounder Thisara Perera will join the Melbourne Renegades as a replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo.
Brisbane Heat have secured English T20 International Tymal Mills to replace injured West Indian leg-spinner Samuel Badree.