Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
19 | 17 Runs 1 Wkt | SS: 160/7 | RR: 8.42

  • Ben Dwarshuis4 (1b)
  • Sean Abbott33 (17b)
  • Scott Boland4-0-37-3
  • Ben Hilfenhaus3-0-25-1

They deserve to qualify with that sort of a comeback. They fell from 2 for 64 to 6 for 97 through some poor shot selection. But that was some counterattack from Sean Abbott. And there's no one better to have at the other end when you're counterattacking - Johan Botha used his experience and kept it simple. They put on 59 from 28 balls for the seventh wicket to take their team home with an over to spare. Superb.

The Stars haven't been consistent enough to see good starts through and that's what has happened again. They do still sneak through though, at the expense of local rivals Renegades.

Here's the semis line-up:

Tuesday: Scorchers v Stars at the WACA
Wednesday: Heat v Sixers at the Gabba

That's it from today's action. Thanks for joining us - see you at the semis!

18.6
4
Boland to Dwarshuis, FOUR runs, short and wide, the field is in, and he slashes this uppishly past slip and the Sixers are through to the semi-final, along with the Stars
18.5
W
Boland to Botha, OUT, oh! Bit of an anti-climax, this. Low full toss on off stump, he punches it back, gets the bottom of the bat and Boland sticks out one hand at this. He gets it, lets it bob up to erase the momentum and takes it - one-handed again - on the second attempt

J Botha c & b Boland 25 (13b 3x4 0x6) SR: 192.30

18.4
1
Boland to Abbott, 1 run, back of a length outside off, mistimed cut to the right of point
18.3
1
Boland to Botha, 1 run, full on off stump, walks across and gets under it, but can't get the middle as he drives this uppishly past the non-striker
18.3
5nb
Boland to Botha, (no ball) FOUR runs, short and outside off, jumps up and places this faux upper-cut with the outside edge past the keeper. It's been called a no-ball as well - second bouncer. Free hit.
18.3
1w
Boland to Botha, 1 wide, good length slower ball, down the leg side
18.2
2
Boland to Botha, 2 runs, full outside off, gets down on one knee and crunches it to the left of deep coverwho fumbles
18.2
2w
Boland to Abbott, 2 wides, slower bouncer, follows him down the leg side, he goes for the hook but it's well wide and they sneak through a single as well
18.1
1
Boland to Botha, 1 run, typical Botha. Back of a length in the corridor, comes in at him slightly, he jumps, contorts inwards, makes room and chops it down to third man

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | SS: 143/6 (14 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.94, RRR: 7.00)

  • Sean Abbott32 (16b)
  • Johan Botha17 (8b)
  • Ben Hilfenhaus3-0-25-1
  • Michael Beer4-0-39-1
17.6
0
Hilfenhaus to Abbott, no run, yorker angled across the batsman, wide outside off and he can't get bat to this
17.6
1w
Hilfenhaus to Abbott, 1 wide, full and angled wide outside off, just about sneaks past the wide marker
17.5
6
Hilfenhaus to Abbott, SIX runs, goes for the bouncer again but it's a tad full this time, and sits up nicely outside off for him. He goes back and hooks it over square leg
17.4
0
Hilfenhaus to Abbott, no run, slower bouncer, angles across him from middle stump and he has to pull out of his attempted hook shot
17.3
0
Hilfenhaus to Abbott, no run, changes it up. Good bouncer, flies past his hook shot
17.2
4
Hilfenhaus to Abbott, FOUR runs, low full toss on middle, clears the front leg and hammers it over the bowler

Aidan: "So do Renegades get in if Stars win?" Yes. They're out if the Sixers win.

17.1
1
Hilfenhaus to Botha, 1 run, angled across, full outside off, jammed down to a very fine short third man

Hilfenhaus bowling from around

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | SS: 131/6 (26 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.70, RRR: 8.66)

  • Johan Botha16 (7b)
  • Sean Abbott22 (11b)
  • Michael Beer4-0-39-1
  • Liam Bowe4-0-35-1
16.6
1
Beer to Botha, 1 run, flighted on the pads, but this time he drives it firmly to long-on
16.5
2
Beer to Botha, 2 runs, and again! Good length on middle, goes back and pushes it into that region again. Six runs in three balls, as easy as you get.
16.4
2
Beer to Botha, 2 runs, drifted into the pads again, and he pushes it nicely between deep midwicket and long-on
16.3
2
Beer to Botha, 2 runs, fired into the pads on a good length, puts a short stride in and pushes with soft hands into the open midwicket region
16.2
1
Beer to Abbott, 1 run, good length on off stump, driven to long-off
16.1
4
Beer to Abbott, FOUR runs, goes for the yorker, but he puts in a stride and converts it into a full toss on the pads and tickles it fine

So here's the equation: If the Stars win by more than 23 runs, they finish first. If they win by between 7-22 runs, they finish second.

END OF OVER:
16 | 15 Runs | SS: 119/6 (38 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.43, RRR: 9.50)

  • Sean Abbott17 (9b)
  • Johan Botha9 (3b)
  • Liam Bowe4-0-35-1
  • Scott Boland3-0-20-2
15.6
1
Bowe to Abbott, 1 run, good length on middle, spins in quickly as he backs away and tries to cut it. Cramped, and it goes straight to cover
15.5
4
Bowe to Abbott, FOUR runs, 77 kph, flighted on off stump, waits for it again and slaps it over the bowler

Syd Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st28MJ LumbDP Hughes
2nd5C MunroDP Hughes
3rd31MC HenriquesDP Hughes
4th6NJ MaddinsonDP Hughes
5th23BJ HaddinNJ Maddinson
6th4J BothaNJ Maddinson
7th59J BothaSA Abbott
8th4SA AbbottBJ Dwarshuis