Defending champions Sydney Thunder, inspired by skipper Shane Watson, stayed alive in BBL06 with a six wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes.
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.
PREVIEW Sydney Thunder, the perpetual bridesmaids, became champions in BBL05 and proved that the form book doesn’t always lead pundits in the right direction.
Shane Watson suffered a calf injury as Canterbury beat Sydney Thunder by 20 runs in a Big Bash warm-up game.
Shane Watson will captain the Sydney Thunder for their KFC Big Bash League title defence this summer, taking over from the retired Mike Hussey.
Openers Shane Watson (79) and Sharjeel Khan (79*) smashed 14 sixes between them as Islamabad United beat Lahore Qalandars by eight-wickets.
The HBL Pakistan Super League kicks off in Dubai on 4 February for three weeks involving the cities of Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta.
The Brisbane Heat’s Chris Lynn and his blistering form with the bat this summer has seen him crowned the KFC Big Bash League player of the tournament.
AB de Villiers decision not to retire from South African Test cricket has led to Sydney Thunder ruling him out of their Big Bash League title defence plans for next season.
The Melbourne Stars host the Sydney Thunder at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the BBL05 BIG FINAL with both sides looking for their first tournament triumph.