Sixers storm into final after ninth straight win
Sixers storm into final after ninth straight win

Not even the rain could stop Sydney Sixers, who inspired by the bowling of veteran Lisa Sthalekar, romped to their ninth consecutive victory to set up a Sydney derby in the inaugural Women's Big Bash League final

Khawaja lauds Thunder's work behind the scenes
Khawaja lauds Thunder's work behind the scenes

Usman Khawaja believes Sydney Thunder are reaping the rewards of the work of Michael Hussey and general manager Nick Cummins, following his quickfire hundred in the semi-final against Adelaide Strikers

Khawaja's 58-ball 103 powers Thunder into first final
Khawaja's 58-ball 103 powers Thunder into first final

Usman Khawaja continued his summer to remember, slamming an unbeaten 104 off 59 balls to lift Sydney Thunder to their first ever BBL final

Thunder strangle Scorchers to make WBBL final
Thunder strangle Scorchers to make WBBL final

Sydney Thunder became the first team to qualify for a Women's Big Bash League final as they strangled Perth Scorchers to defend an underpar total of 118 in a fascinating finish

How the BBL meticulously masterminded its success
How the BBL meticulously masterminded its success

The Big Bash League has established its niche in Australia's summer through careful planning and aggressive marketing

Rashid rips himself a new chapter
Rashid rips himself a new chapter

Adil Rashid's superb form in the Big Bash League has propelled Adelaide Strikers to the knockouts and turned him into one of the players to watch at the World T20

Head stifles Renegades' chase despite Gayle heroics
Head stifles Renegades' chase despite Gayle heroics

Travis Head's three-wicket burst derails Renegades' campaign despite Chris Gayle heroics

Hampshire miss out on Watson
Hampshire miss out on Watson

Shane Watson's mooted return to Hampshire will not happen in 2016, the Australian allrounder has confirmed to ESPNcricinfo

Sixers secure semi-final spot with eighth win in a row
Sixers secure semi-final spot with eighth win in a row

A round-up of all the WBBL matches played on January 17, 2016

Watson, spinners keep Thunder in contention
Watson, spinners keep Thunder in contention

Needing a win to stay in contention for their first Big Bash League semi-finals, Sydney Thunder turned out in style in front of a record crowd to sink Sydney Sixers

Sixers Women go seven in a row with derby win
Sixers Women go seven in a row with derby win

A half-century from Ashleigh Gardner and brisk forties from Alyssa Healy and Sara McGlashan set Sixers Women up for a 21-run win over the Thunder

Lynn and Badree hand Stars a thrashing
Lynn and Badree hand Stars a thrashing

Chris Lynn's 24-ball 56, during which he smashed Ben Hilfenhaus for five sixes in an over, took the Heat to 7 for 188. In the chase, Samuel Badree sent back five of Melbourne Stars' top six inside the Powerplay

White, Bravo keep Renegades' campaign alive
White, Bravo keep Renegades' campaign alive

Melbourne Renegades fought back brilliantly to keep their Big Bash League season alive after Sydney Thunder made a flying start at the Sydney Showground Stadium

Boyce holds his own in Big Bash whirl
Boyce holds his own in Big Bash whirl

Despite impressive displays from a host of other spinners in the BBL, the quality of Cameron Boyce's wickets keeps him in contention for a slot in Australia's World T20 squad

Burns, Simmons leave Sixers' hopes in the balance
Burns, Simmons leave Sixers' hopes in the balance

Sydney Sixers, finalists last season, were left all but out of contention in this season's Big Bash League, after suffering six-run loss against Brisbane Heat

Carberry fifty sets up Scorchers in thriller
Carberry fifty sets up Scorchers in thriller

Michael Carberry's 35-ball 62 drove the Scorchers to 173 for 5. AJ Tye then defended 15 runs in the last over, giving away four in the last the ball after Darren Sammy had reduced the equation to 6 off 1

Stoinis, Pietersen ensure Stars triumph
Stoinis, Pietersen ensure Stars triumph

After Marcus Stoinis' spell of 3 for 11 restricted the Melbourne Renegades to 6 for 155, the Stars chased the score down with rather ease, led by Kevin Pietersen's unbeaten 67

Nevill run out off Zampa's nose
Nevill run out off Zampa's nose

Adam Zampa ran out Peter Nevill in extraordinary fashion in the Melbourne derby at Docklands Stadium

Priest, spinners hand Renegades Women easy win
Priest, spinners hand Renegades Women easy win

Rachel Priest's 57, and opening stand of 72 with Dane van Niekerk, helped the Renegades reach 139 for 8, after which the Molly Strano's timely strikes thwarted Thunder's chase

Jayawardene, Head take Strikers to the top
Jayawardene, Head take Strikers to the top

Mahela Jayawardene's second fifty as an opener and Travis Head's beligerence converted a potential tricky chase of 176 into a cruise for the Adelaide Strikers