The 2016-17 edition of Big Bash League came to a conclusion on Saturday after Perth Scorchers went on to register their third title in four seasons after they defeated Sydney Sixers by nine wickets at WACA.
After three-wicket hauls from Jhye Richardson and Tim Bresnan restricted Sydney Sixers to 141 for nine, Michael Klinger led the chase with an unbeaten 71-run knock to steer Perth Scorchers to their third Big Bash League title with a nine-wicket win in the final at WACA.
Hard-hitting New Zealand batsman Colin Munro will miss the Big Bash League final for Sydney Sixers against Perth Scorchers on Saturday as he is set to join the Black Caps squad for the upcoming Chappell-Hadlee series.
A splendid effort from skipper Moises Henriques with a 64-run knock early on and another 18 runs in the decisive Super Over saw Sydney Sixers win a thriller against Brisbane Heat to reach their third final in the Big Bash League history.
Mitchell Johnson bowled the most economical spell in the history of Big Bash League as Perth Scorchers restricted Melbourne Stars to 136 for eight and then chased the target down in 17th over with seven wickets in hand at WACA to become the first team to reach the final of this season.
As the group stages in the Big Bash League have come to the conclusion, we saw some dramatic turnarounds in the fourth week of the tournament which decided the top four teams to feature in the semi-finals.
Johan Botha and Sean Abbott scored 58 runs from 30 deliveries combined as Sydney Sixers chased down 157 against Melbourne Stars in 19 overs in a thrilling three-wicket win to secure a place in the semi-final of the Big Bash League.
After a clinical bowling performance from Perth Scorchers restricted Hobart Hurricanes to 134 for six, Shaun Marsh scored a blistering fifty to help his team complete the chase in 13.5 overs with seven wickets in hand in the 31st match of Big Bash League at Bellerive Oval.
Despite a promising start to the tournament, Sydney Sixers face an uphill task when they take on Melbourne Stars in the 32nd game of the Big Bash League at Melbourne Cricket Ground on the final game of the group stage.
As we reach the closing stages of the league round, Hobart Hurricanes and Perth Scorchers will take on each other in the 31st match of Big Bash League at Bellerive Oval with a hope to make it to the semi-final.
A thrilling final over bowled by Nathan Rimmington saw two sixes and four wickets in it as Melbourne Renegades managed to defend 200 runs by just one-run against Brisbane Heat in the 30th match of Big Bash League to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
Ish Sodhi registered the best figures for an Adelaide Strikers bowler as his six-wicket haul helped his team register a massive 77-run win in the 29th match of Big Bash League against Sydney Thunder at Sydney Showground Stadium on Wednesday.
Having already missed the boat for the play-offs, the bottom-placed Adelaide Strikers will be hoping to upset Sydney Thunder's chances when they lock horns with each other on the 29th game of the Big Bash League at Sydney Showground Stadium on Wednesday.
After a combined bowling effort led by Mark Steketee and Mitchell Swepson restricted Melbourne Stars to 138 for seven in the 20 overs, an unbeaten 74-run stand between Alex Ross and Joe Burns, ensured Brisbane Heat chased down the target in 18.1 overs with seven wickets in hand in the 28th match of Big Bash League, thereby securing a place in the semi-final.
West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite will be heading back to Caribbean from Big Bash League to feature in the domestic 50-over competition after the final league game for Sydney Thunder against Adelaide Strikers at Sydney Showground Stadium on 18th January.
After having won four matches each previously, both Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars will aim to secure a semi-final berth when they lock horns with each other in the 28th game of the Big Bash League at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday.
After a blistering 85 by Marcus Harris powered Melbourne Renegades to 171 for nine, Thisara Perera picked four wickets including a terrific final over, to help his team secure a six-run win over Adelaide Strikers in the 27th game of the Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval.
The fourth week of the Big Bash League 2016-17 season saw teams making a move aiming for the play-offs spots except for Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades, who find themselves in a knock-out situation when they face each other on Monday.
After a collective bowling effort restricted Perth Scorchers to 134 for seven, Melbourne Stars batsmen chased down the target in 17.2 overs with seven wickets in hand in the 26th game of the Big Bash League at WACA.
Ben McDermott became the first batsman to notch a century in the 2016-17 season of Big Bash League as Hobart Hurricanes pulled out a record chase of 223 in the last delivery with two wickets in hand against Melbourne Renegades to keep their chance of making to the play-offs alive.
After a promising start to the tournament, both Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes find themselves at the bottom half of the table and will be desperate to keep their chances alive when they take on each other in the 24th match of Big Bash League at Docklands Stadium on Thursday.