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Points table for matches completed by 27 Dec 2011
Points by match:
|16 Dec 2011||Syd Sixers||2||Heat||0||Table | Match|
|17 Dec 2011||Syd Thunder||2||Melb Stars||0||Table | Match|
|18 Dec 2011||Hurricanes||2||Scorchers||0||Table | Match|
|20 Dec 2011||Melb Stars||2||Heat||0||Table | Match|
|21 Dec 2011||Hurricanes||2||Syd Sixers||0||Table | Match|
|22 Dec 2011||Scorchers||2||Melb Reneg||0||Table | Match|
|23 Dec 2011||Syd Thunder||2||Strikers||0||Table | Match|
|27 Dec 2011||Syd Sixers||2||Melb Stars||0||Table | Match|
Tie (only if "Super Over" not possible) 1 each
No Result 1 each
Abandoned match due to inadequate pitch and/or ground preparation (see clause 7.2)
Qualifying for the Semi Finals and Final
The teams which finish first, second, third and fourth on the points table at the completion of all preliminary matches shall qualify for the semi-final matches. The teams which finish first and fourth shall play in one semi-final and the teams which finish second and third shall play in the other. The winners of these semi-finals shall play in the final. In circumstances where a result is not possible in a semi-final then the team which finished higher on the points table at the completion of all preliminary matches shall qualify for the Final.
In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in a semi-final match will be determined as follows:
* The team with the most number of wins and ties
* If still equal, the team with the highest Net Run Rate
In a match declared as no result, run rate is not applicable.
The winner of the Final shall be declared the Champion Team.
In the event of the result of the Final being a;
(a) Tie (with no Super Over possible), or
(b) No Result, or
(c) Abandoned Match,
the team that finished higher on the Points Table will be declared the Champion.
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