Record-breaking run-fest provides perfect start
Record-breaking run-fest provides perfect start

Four-hundred-and-fifty-five runs, the most ever for a T20 match in England and fourth highest in all T20 cricket, were plundered in just over three hours of ferocious cricket

Blast promises to break 1m barrier
Blast promises to break 1m barrier

The NatWest T20 Blast begins tonight with confidence growing that it could achieve its aim of attracting one million people through the gates in 2015 - two years ahead of schedule. It may need to as ambitions for a successful T20 tournament are higher tha

Fast forward to the future
Fast forward to the future

Attendance and TV viewership soared this BBL, and Cricket Australia deserves plenty of credit, but will the new fans stay on?

Inventing the T20 future
Inventing the T20 future

The creation of the BBL was an investment by Cricket Australia, an investment to expand cricket's audiences with a view to one day making a profit. It was also in this sense, a risk

Scorchers defend BBL title in gripping final
Scorchers defend BBL title in gripping final

The fourth season of the Big Bash League got the final it deserved at the Manuka Oval in Canberra as Perth Scorchers sealed their second consecutive BBL title in one of the most thrilling T20 matches you could ever wish to see

Tye puts Scorchers in fourth straight final
Tye puts Scorchers in fourth straight final

The Perth Scorchers have qualified for their fourth consecutive Big Bash League final, and hence fourth consecutive Champions League T20, after beating the Melbourne Stars for the third time in a BBL semi-final, who themselves have been eliminated for the

Sixers in final after crushing Strikers
Sixers in final after crushing Strikers

It took six excellent victories to get the Adelaide Strikers to the semi-finals of the Big Bash League, but it took just one bad performance for their season to be ended

Head 71 ensures Strikers stay on top
Head 71 ensures Strikers stay on top

Any lingering hopes for the Melbourne Renegades that they would sneak into the Big Bash League semi-finals were extinguished at the Docklands Stadium as they slid to a 22-run defeat at the hands of the Adelaide Strikers, who confirmed their spot at the to

No BBL expansion till 2018-19
No BBL expansion till 2018-19

Cricket Australia's operations manager and Big Bash League boss Mike McKenna confirmed today that the BBL would not be expanding beyond its existing eight teams until at least Network Ten's broadcasting deal expired in 2018-19

Pietersen fifty eliminates Thunder
Pietersen fifty eliminates Thunder

Sydney Thunder's Big Bash League semi-final dreams ended with a whimper, as they hit just five boundaries, the fewest ever in a BBL innings, and were beaten by eight wickets by the Melbourne Stars

Botha blitz secures home semi-final for Strikers
Botha blitz secures home semi-final for Strikers

The Adelaide Strikers sealed a home semi-final with their fifth win of the season, as they moved to the top of the table after beating the Sydney Sixers by 23 runs at the SCG

'Emotionally, politically, franchises would be difficult'
'Emotionally, politically, franchises would be difficult'

Twelve years on from masterminding the introduction of professional Twenty20 that revolutionised cricket, Stuart Robertson says that full grounds are essential in any successful format

The betrayal of my generation
The betrayal of my generation

Cricket's image in England is not cool and unless that simple fact is addressed Twenty20 cricket in England will never reach its potential, argues Freddie Wilde

Bowlers set up Hurricanes victory
Bowlers set up Hurricanes victory

A poor batting performance from Sydney Thunder saw them consigned to a heavy five-wicket defeat at the hands of the Hobart Hurricanes in the first BBL match at Spotless Stadium

Stokes, bowlers smother Hurricanes
Stokes, bowlers smother Hurricanes

A blitzkrieg innings of 77 off just 37 balls from Ben Stokes propelled the Melbourne Renegades to a critical 36-run win against the Hobart Hurricanes at Bellerive Oval

Faulkner blows seal Super Over win
Faulkner blows seal Super Over win

Two sixes from James Faulkner propelled the Melbourne Stars to a thrilling victory in the first Super Over of this Big Bash League season after a tense run chase ended with the scores level in regular play

Spinners, Head keep Strikers unbeaten
Spinners, Head keep Strikers unbeaten

An excellent display of spin bowling followed by a fighting partnership between Travis Head and Alex Ross saw Adelaide Strikers maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a five-wicket victory over Brisbane Heat

Efficient Sixers blow Hurricanes away
Efficient Sixers blow Hurricanes away

A strong bowling effort followed by a well-constructed chase helped the Sydney Sixers beat the Hobart Hurricanes and move alongside the Adelaide Strikers at the top of the Big Bash League table

Hodge, tail seal last-over win for Strikers
Hodge, tail seal last-over win for Strikers

Two excellent bowling performances and one brutal six produced the first close finish of this Big Bash League season as the Adelaide Strikers clambered over the line to beat the Perth Scorchers by one wicket at the WACA

Kallis, Hussey provide masterclasses for Thunder
Kallis, Hussey provide masterclasses for Thunder

Two very special innings from veterans Mike Hussey and Jacques Kallis saw Sydney Thunder register a 56-run victory over Brisbane Heat in their first match of the Big Bash League season