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The curse of finishing top in the Big Bash

In six out of the eight editions of the BBL, the team finishing top of the table as fallen at the semi-final. Here's a brief history of the curse of dominating the group stage

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188dThe Report by Sam Perry in Adelaide

Ingram, Laughlin render Stars shineless

Ingram combined with the Strikers' captain, Travis Head, to stabilise a slow start for the hosts, before a late-order flurry from Jonathan Wells closed the innings at 178

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196dThe Report by Alex Malcolm

Weatherald, bowlers lift Strikers to third

The Strikers opener struck a 44-ball 71 to lift his team to 158, before the bowlers relentlessly chipped away to choke Renegades in the chase

Joe Roots poor form continues (0:19)
Watson brilliantly caught out (0:36)
WATCH - Buttler smashes Stanlake for a big six (0:24)
Highlights - Seamers guide Scorchers to first win (1:30)
WATCH - Richardson's three-for restricts Strikers to 88 (0:29)