Winner - Sydney Sixers

The Sydney Sixers with the inaugural BBL trophy
The Sydney Sixers with the inaugural BBL trophy © Getty Images


    The revolution has been televised

Alex Malcolm: Why did Cricket Australia dump their state- based Twenty20 format for a city-based one? One word: TV

Forty-somethings make Twenty20 their own

Two 40-year-olds have been among the key men in the BBL. And they haven't been alone in the tournament. By Alex Malcolm

    Stop! My ears are bleeding

Christian Ryan: What's the purpose of cricket commentary? To entertain and enlighten or to exaggerate and aggravate?

    'If you have T20s all the time, it will be damaged'

Paul Collingwood, playing for the Perth Scorchers in the BBL, talks about how T20s have grown up, viewer interest, and more

Show about 'nothing' gets record ratings

Despite mixed teams, underwhelming crowds, and no inter-state rivalries, the BBL has already generated a record TV audience. By Alex Malcolm

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Points Table

Teams Mat Won Lost Tied N/R Pts Net RR
Scorchers 7 5 2 0 0 10 +0.626
Hurricanes 7 5 2 0 0 10 +0.569
Syd Sixers 7 5 2 0 0 10 +0.262
Melb Stars 7 4 3 0 0 8 +0.254
Heat 7 3 4 0 0 6 +0.324
Strikers 7 2 5 0 0 4 -0.338
Melb Reneg 7 2 5 0 0 4 -0.582
Syd Thunder 7 2 5 0 0 4 -1.250

Quote Unquote

Brad Hogg responds to Melbourne Stars coach Greg Shipperd's criticism of the BBL scheduling

The Sydney Sixers with the inaugural BBL trophy
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Stand-in captain Steven Smith hit the winning boundary
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Marcus North takes a catch to send Nic Maddinson on his way
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Steve O'Keefe made a solid 48
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Moises Henriques scored a quick half-century to set up the chase
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Mitchell Starc turned out with aptly pink zinc splashed across his face
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David Warner (c) Sean Abbott
Tim Armstrong Nicholas Bills
Doug Bollinger Luke Butterworth
Scott Coyte Tim Cruickshank
Matthew Day Luke Doran
Ben Dunk (wk) Fidel Edwards
Jason Floros Chris Gayle
Martin Guptill Phillip Hughes
Usman Khawaja Craig Philipson
Matt Prior
Tournament Results
Scorchers v Syd Sixers at Perth - Jan 28, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart - Jan 22, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 7 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 21, 2012
Scorchers won by 11 runs
Melb Stars v Strikers at Melbourne - Jan 19, 2012
Melb Stars won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Jan 18, 2012
Syd Sixers won by 1 run
Hurricanes v Melb Reneg at Hobart - Jan 18, 2012
Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
More results »
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