The Stars win by 94 runs. How did that happen? The Stars get themselves into a semi-final against the Hurricanes on Thursday. The Sixers now have to travel to Melbourne to face the Renegades at Marvel Stadium on Friday because that 94-run defeat has dented their net run-rate so badly that they have finished third on the table behind the Renegades! That is the Sixers lowest score in BBL history. Just a stunning result for so many reasons. The Stars were 5 for 116 with 25 balls left in their batting innings and Glenn Maxwell changed the game with an innings of epic proportions. Glenn Maxwell is the Player of the Match for his 82 off 43 balls. He also took the key wicket of Moises Henriques and two excellent catches, one a stunner. The Stars head to Hobart with confidence. The Sixers must regroup after that. And they lose Tom Curran as he heads to the West Indies for England ODI duty. Thanks for your company from the MCG. Join us on Thursday from Hobart. Until then, goodbye.

Lamichhane to Pope, OUT, caught at cover! Tossed up on off, he just chips a drive straight to cover and the catch is taken easily! The Stars pull off a stunning performance!

L Pope c Stoinis b Lamichhane 5 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Lamichhane to Pope, no run, full on off, he defends on the front foot to cover
Lamichhane to Pope, FOUR runs, tossed up outside off, he lofts a drive inside out over cover! What a shot from Pope! He hit that beautifully
Lamichhane to Pope, no run, leg break on off, he defends from the crease in hope, and it hits the middle of the bat

13 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 70/9 (99 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.38, RRR: 14.14)

  • Steve O'Keefe11 (19b)
  • Lloyd Pope1 (1b)
  • Adam Zampa4-0-15-2
  • Sandeep Lamichhane3-0-7-2
Zampa to O'Keefe, no run, quicker and shorter on off, he's back and defending
Zampa to O'Keefe, no run, full into leg stump, he defends to midwicket
Zampa to O'Keefe, 2 runs, dropped at cover! Hard chance. Really tough. Full outside off and he hammer a drive in the air at cover, Bird jumps up and gets hands to it but can't hang on, they get two
Zampa to O'Keefe, no run, leg break outside off, he leans out and defends on the front foot

Melwyn: "The Stars have not only got themselves into the final but they've also done their cross town rivals a bigger favour by denying the sixers a home semi final."

Zampa to Pope, 1 run, full toss outside off, he drives easily to deep cover-point

Can the Pope provide a miracle?

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st14DP HughesJR Philippe
2nd11JM VinceDP Hughes
3rd7MC HenriquesDP Hughes
4th2JC SilkDP Hughes
5th12JC SilkTK Curran
6th4SA AbbottTK Curran
7th0SNJ O'KeefeSA Abbott
8th15SNJ O'KeefeBJ Dwarshuis
9th2SNJ O'KeefeNM Lyon
10th7SNJ O'KeefeL Pope