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Sydney Sixers win Big Bash thriller

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Dec 27, 2011 at 08:15pm IST

Sydney: Sydney Sixers registered their second victory in the Twenty20 Big Bash League here on Tuesday after a thrilling two-run win over Melbourne Stars.

Stars' number ten batsman Clint McKay had the chance to be a hero by hitting Brett Lee for four from the final ball to win the match but could only manage a single.

The Stars needed 15 from the last over and had given themselves a golden chance after hitting two boundaries early on, to bring the target down to five off two, but the experienced Lee held his nerves to give Sixers a memorable win.

Sydney Sixers win Big Bash thriller

Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars by two runs to win the Twenty20 Big Bash League. (Getty Images)

West Indian allrounder Dwayne Bravo gave the home team a solid start after they elected to bat, scoring 52 off 39 balls. Quick-fire innings from Ben Rohrer (29) and Dominic Thornely (29) took the Sixers to a total of 166 for nine.

Stars, in their reply, failed to grasp opportunities as they shot themselves in the foot, thanks to some silly running between the wickets.

Run-outs of David Hussey (42) and Adam Voges (31) proved to be the downfall of Stars. Leg Spinner Steven Smith starred with the ball in front of a boisterous 27,590 home fans, taking two-wickets and giving away just 29-runs off four overs.

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