2016–17 Big Bash League season

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2016–17 Big Bash League
Dates 20 December 2016–28 January 2017[1]
Administrator(s) Cricket Australia
Cricket format Twenty20
Tournament format(s) Group stage and knockout
Champions Perth Scorchers (3rd title)
Participants 8
Matches played 35
Attendance 1,053,997 (30,114 per match)
Player of the series Chris Lynn (Brisbane Heat)
Most runs Ben Dunk (364), (Adelaide Strikers)
Most wickets Sean Abbott (20), (Sydney Sixers)
Official website bigbash.com.au

The 2016–17 Big Bash League season or BBL|06 was the sixth season of the KFC Big Bash League, the professional men's Twenty20 domestic cricket competition in Australia. The tournament ran from 20 December 2016 to 28 January 2017. The format of the tournament was identical to previous seasons. Each team played eight group stage matches, four at home and four away, before the top four ranked teams progressed to the Semi Finals.

The BBL title was won by the Perth Scorchers, who defeated the Sydney Sixers by nine wickets in the final to claim their third title. Chris Lynn of the Brisbane Heat was named player of the tournament for the second consecutive season, scoring 309 runs from just five matches. The leading run-scorer was Ben Dunk of the Adelaide Strikers, who scored 364 runs over the season. The leading wicket-taker was Sean Abbott of the Sixers, who took 20 wickets from ten matches. He was also named the best player under 25 in the tournament.

Pre-season[edit]

Warm up matches
2 December 2016
Scorecard
Canterbury Kings
7/172 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder
5/152 (20 overs)
Canterbury Kings won by 20 runs
Hagley Oval, Christchurch, New Zealand
13 December 2016
Scorecard
Melbourne Stars
8/150 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder (H)
6/138 (20 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 12 runs
Lavington Sports Ground, Albury
13 December 2016
Scorecard
(H) Sydney Thunder
4/149 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars
7/143 (20 overs)
Sydney Thunder won by 6 runs
Lavington Sports Ground, Albury
16 December 2016
Scorecard
Hobart Hurricanes
7/154 (20 overs)
v
Brisbane Heat
5/158 (19.2 overs)
Brisbane Heat won by 5 wickets
Buderim, Queensland
17 December 2016
Scorecard
Brisbane Heat
6/188 (20 overs)
v
Hobart Hurricanes
8/140 (20 overs)
Brisbane Heat won by 48 runs
Buderim, Queensland
19 December 2016
Scorecard
Melbourne Renegades
6/164 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars
2/165 (15.3 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 8 wickets
Merv Hughes Oval, Footscray
Festival of Cricket matches
13 December 2016
Scorecard
Legends XI
5/174 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers
3/177 (16.5 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 7 wickets
Aquinas College, Perth

Points table[edit]

Team
Pld W L T NR Pts NRR
Perth Scorchers (C) 8 5 3 0 0 10 +0.618
Brisbane Heat 8 5 3 0 0 10 +0.516
Sydney Sixers (RU) 8 5 3 0 0 10 –0.848
Melbourne Stars 8 4 4 0 0 8 +0.397
Melbourne Renegades 8 4 4 0 0 8 +0.042
Adelaide Strikers 8 3 5 0 0 6 +0.334
Hobart Hurricanes 8 3 5 0 0 6 −0.530
Sydney Thunder 8 3 5 0 0 6 −0.600
  •      The top four teams qualified for the semi finals.

Last updated: 27 December 2017[2]

Group stage[edit]

Visitor team →ADS BRH HBH MLR MLS PRS SYS SYT
Home team ↓
Adelaide StrikersHeat
10 runs
Strikers
5 wickets
Renegades
6 runs
Strikers
48 runs
Brisbane HeatHeat
7 wickets
Renegades
1 run
Scorchers
27 runs
Sixers
3 wickets
Hobart HurricanesHurricanes
8 wickets
Stars
7 wickets
Scorchers
7 wickets
Thunder
6 wickets
Melbourne RenegadesHurricanes
2 wickets
Stars
46 runs
Scorchers
4 wickets
Renegades
49 runs
Melbourne StarsStars
2 wickets
Heat
7 wickets
Renegades
7 runs (D/L)
Sixers
3 wickets
Perth ScorchersScorchers
48 runs
Heat
9 wickets
Stars
7 wickets
Scorchers
50 runs
Sydney SixersHurricanes
60 runs
Sixers
6 wickets
Sixers
6 wickets
Thunder
8 wickets
Sydney ThunderStrikers
77 runs
Heat
3 wickets
Thunder
6 wickets
Sixers
9 wickets
Home team wonVisitor team won
  • Note: Results listed are according to the home (horizontal) and visitor (vertical) teams.
  • Note: Click on a result to see a summary of the match.

Fixtures[edit]

There are 32 matches scheduled to be played during the group stage of the sixth edition of the Big Bash League.

Round 1[edit]

20 December
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Sydney Thunder
8/159 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers
1/160 (18 overs)
Ryan Gibson 53 (43)
Joe Mennie 2/16 (2 overs)
Moises Henriques 76* (41)
Andre Russell 1/27 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 9 wickets
Spotless Stadium
Attendance: 21,798[3]
Umpires: John Ward and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Moises Henriques (Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field.
  • Ryan Gibson (Thunder) made his T20 debut.
  • The crowd of 21,798 is the highest ever crowd for a cricket match at Spotless Stadium.

21 December
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Brisbane Heat
5/206 (20 overs)
v
Adelaide Strikers (H)
6/196 (20 overs)
Alex Ross 64 (36)
Kieron Pollard 2/27 (4 overs)
Ben Dunk 85 (43)
Mark Steketee 3/32 (4 overs)
Brisbane Heat won by 10 runs
Adelaide Oval
Attendance: 38,011[4]
Umpires: Shawn Craig and Sam Nogajski
Player of the match: Brendon McCullum (Heat)

22 December
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Renegades
7/179 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder
130 (19.1 overs)
Aaron Finch 63 (37)
Andre Russell 2/42 (4 overs)
Ryan Gibson 39 (37)
Brad Hogg 2/22 (4 overs)
Melbourne Renegades won by 49 runs
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 23,015[5]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Simon Fry
Player of the match: Aaron Finch (Renegades)
  • Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to field.
  • Arjun Nair (Thunder) made his T20 debut.

23 December
18:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Hobart Hurricanes
6/200 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers (H)
140 (16.2 overs)
Tim Paine 63 (45)
Sean Abbott 2/41 (4 overs)
Sam Billings 42 (33)
Clive Rose 2/14 (2 overs)
Hobart Hurricanes won by 60 runs
Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 21,002[6]
Umpires: Phillip Gillespie and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: D'Arcy Short (Hurricanes)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field.
  • D'Arcy Short (Hurricanes) made his T20 debut.

Round 2[edit]

23 December
18:15 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Perth Scorchers
7/197 (20 overs)
v
Adelaide Strikers
9/149 (20 overs)
Ian Bell 61 (42)
Michael Neser 2/37 (4 overs)
Brad Hodge 56 (33)
Mitchell Johnson 3/33 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 48 runs
#TheFurnace
Attendance: 20,430[7]
Umpires: Greg Davidson and Mick Martell
Player of the match: Ashton Turner (Scorchers)
  • Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to field.

26 December
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Hobart Hurricanes
4/188 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars
3/191 (17.4 overs)
Tim Paine 91 (61)
Ben Hilfenhaus 3/38 (4 overs)
Rob Quiney 75 (43)
Stuart Broad 2/35 (3.4 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 7 wickets
Blundstone Arena
Attendance: 18,079[8]
Umpires: Geoff Joshua and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Rob Quiney (Stars)
  • Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Sam Harper (Stars) made his T20 debut.

27 December
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers
8/130 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers (H)
4/132 (18 overs)
Mitchell Marsh 31* (29)
William Somerville 2/10 (2 overs)
Sam Billings 40 (30)
Andrew Tye 3/15 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 6 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 30,013[9]
Umpires: Simon Fry and Michael Graham-Smith
Player of the match: Johan Botha (Sixers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat.

28 December
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Sydney Thunder
7/157 (20 overs)
v
Brisbane Heat
7/160 (19.4 overs)
Eoin Morgan 52 (43)
Samuel Badree 2/20 (4 overs)
Chris Lynn 85* (48)
Fawad Ahmed 2/19 (4 overs)
Brisbane Heat won by 3 wickets
Spotless Stadium
Attendance: 20,234[10]
Umpires: Shawn Craig and Damien Mealey
Player of the match: Chris Lynn (Heat)
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to field.

Round 3[edit]

29 December
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Renegades
8/148 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers
6/152 (20 overs)
Cameron White 37 (29)
David Willey 2/15 (3 overs)
Michael Klinger 72 (55)
Sunil Narine 2/20 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 4 wickets
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 26,112[11]
Umpires: Greg Davidson and Mick Martell
Player of the match: Michael Klinger (Scorchers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field.

30 December
18:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Hobart Hurricanes
9/173 (20 overs)
v
Brisbane Heat (H)
3/174 (16.2 overs)
Daniel Christian 33 (23)
Jack Wildermuth 2/26 (3 overs)
Chris Lynn 84* (50)
Stuart Broad 1/24 (3 overs)
Brisbane Heat won by 7 wickets
The Gabba
Attendance: 34,601[12]
Umpires: John Ward and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Chris Lynn (Heat)
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to field.

31 December
18:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Adelaide Strikers
9/152 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers
104 (18.2 overs)
Ben Dunk 37 (20)
Sean Abbott 5/16 (4 overs)
Sam Billings 40 (30)
Billy Stanlake 3/17 (3.2 overs)
Adelaide Strikers won by 48 runs
Adelaide Oval
Attendance: 45,471[13]
Umpires: Ashley Barrow and Greg Davidson
Player of the match: Sean Abbott (Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field.
  • Tom Andrews (Strikers) made his T20 debut.

1 January
18:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Melbourne Renegades
4/171 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars (H)
9/151 (18 overs)
Cameron White 64* (43)
James Faulkner 1/19 (4 overs)
Luke Wright 45 (40)
Brad Hogg 3/22 (4 overs)
Melbourne Renegades won by 7 runs (D/L)
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 71,162[14]
Umpires: Shawn Craig and Geoff Joshua
Player of the match: Brad Hogg (Renegades)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to field.
  • Rain reduced the Stars innings to 18 overs with a revised target of 159.

Round 4[edit]

1 January
18:15 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Perth Scorchers
4/177 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder
8/127 (20 overs)
Ian Bell 45 (38)
Shane Watson 1/18 (2 overs)
Pat Cummins 39 (26)
David Willey 2/21 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 50 runs
#TheFurnace
Attendance: 20,220[15]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Michael Graham-Smith
Player of the match: Mitchell Marsh (Scorchers)
  • Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to field.
  • Jay Lenton (Thunder) made his T20 debut.

2 January
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Adelaide Strikers
143 (20 overs)
v
Hobart Hurricanes (H)
2/144 (17.4 overs)
Brad Hodge 55 (45)
Daniel Christian 5/14 (4 overs)
D'Arcy Short 60 (39)
Billy Stanlake 1/17 (4 overs)
Hobart Hurricanes won by 8 wickets
Blundstone Arena
Attendance: 16,815[16]
Umpires: Phillip Gillespie and John Ward
Player of the match: Daniel Christian (Hurricanes)
  • Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to field.
  • Beau Webster (Hurricanes) made his T20 debut.

3 January
18:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Brisbane Heat
6/186 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers
7/191 (19.4 overs)
Joe Burns 51* (33)
Sean Abbott 3/38 (4 overs)
Daniel Hughes 85 (55)
Mitchell Swepson 2/25 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 3 wickets
The Gabba
Attendance: 32,371[17]
Umpires: Ashley Barrow and Mick Martell
Player of the match: Daniel Hughes (Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field.
  • Henry Thornton (Sixers) made his T20 debut.

4 January
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Melbourne Stars
8/166 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder (H)
4/168 (20 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 60 (37)
Shane Watson 3/23 (4 overs)
Eoin Morgan 71* (50)
Ben Hilfenhaus 2/39 (4 overs)
Sydney Thunder won by 6 wickets
Spotless Stadium
Attendance: 20,076[18]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Simon Fry
Player of the match: Eoin Morgan (Thunder)
  • Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to field.

Round 5[edit]

5 January
16:10
Scorecard
(H) Perth Scorchers
6/173 (20 overs)
v
Brisbane Heat
1/174 (14.4 overs)
Mitchell Marsh 70 (41)
Mitchell Swepson 2/27 (4 overs)
Chris Lynn 98* (49)
David Willey 1/30 (2 overs)
Brisbane Heat won by 9 wickets
#TheFurnace
Attendance: 20,446[19]
Umpires: Phillip Gillespie and John Ward
Player of the match: Chris Lynn (Heat)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Chris Lynn equaled the record for the most number of sixes hit a BBL innings (11).[20]

6 January
18:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Hobart Hurricanes
8/161 (20 overs)
v
Adelaide Strikers (H)
5/164 (18.2 overs)
Beau Webster 67* (43)
Chris Jordan 3/24 (4 overs)
Ben Dunk 79* (49)
Daniel Christian 2/24 (4 overs)
Adelaide Strikers won by 5 wickets
Adelaide Oval
Attendance: 39,229[21]
Umpires: Simon Fry and Michael Graham-Smith
Player of the match: Ben Dunk (Strikers)
  • Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to field.

7 January
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Melbourne Stars
7/200 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Renegades (H)
9/154 (20 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 73 (46)
James Pattinson 3/44 (4 overs)
Cameron White 38 (29)
Adam Zampa 3/19 (4 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 46 runs
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 44,189[22]
Umpires: Geoff Joshua and Sam Nogajski
Player of the match: Adam Zampa (Stars)
  • Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to field.
  • The crowd of 44,189 is the highest ever for a cricket match at Etihad Stadium.

8 January
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Hobart Hurricanes
8/161 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder
4/162 (16.5 overs)
George Bailey 69* (54)
Carlos Brathwaite 2/31 (3 overs)
Shane Watson 55 (31)
Cameron Boyce 2/28 (3.5 overs)
Sydney Thunder won by 6 wickets
Blundstone Arena
Attendance: 17,939[23]
Umpires: Greg Davidson and Mick Martell
Player of the match: Shane Watson (Thunder)
  • Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to field.

Round 6[edit]

9 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Melbourne Renegades
6/170 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers (H)
4/171 (19.3 overs)
Aaron Finch 57 (44)
Ben Dwarshuis 3/35 (4 overs)
Daniel Hughes 41 (29)
Thisara Perera 2/26 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 6 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 30,702[24]
Umpires: Shawn Craig and Tony Wilds
Player of the match: Brad Haddin (Sixers)
  • Melbourne Renegades won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The crowd of 30,702 is the highest crowd for a non-derby BBL match at the SCG.

10 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Adelaide Strikers
8/152 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars (H)
8/153 (19.3 overs)
Ben Dunk 35 (25)
Scott Boland 4/30 (4 overs)
Ben Hilfenhaus 32* (24)
Ben Laughlin 3/19 (4 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 2 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 40,254[25]
Umpires: John Ward and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Ben Hilfenhaus (Stars)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to field.
  • Liam Bowe (Stars) and Wes Agar (Strikers) both made their T20 debuts.

11 January
18:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Perth Scorchers
5/156 (20 overs)
v
Brisbane Heat (H)
129 (19.2 overs)
Michael Klinger 81 (54)
Mitchell Swepson 2/22 (4 overs)
Alex Ross 39 (40)
Andrew Tye 4/22 (3.2 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 27 runs
The Gabba
Attendance: 34,677[26]
Umpires: Simon Fry and Michael Graham-Smith
Player of the match: Michael Klinger (Scorchers)
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to field.
  • Andrew Tye (Scorchers) took a hat-trick.[27]

12 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Renegades
4/222 (20 overs)
v
Hobart Hurricanes
8/223 (20 overs)
Aaron Finch 63 (40)
Jake Reed 2/54 (4 overs)
Ben McDermott 114 (52)
Sunil Narine 3/27 (4 overs)
Hobart Hurricanes won by 2 wickets
Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 26,816[28]
Umpires: Phillip Gillespie and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Ben McDermott (Hurricanes)
  • Hobart Hurricanes won the toss and elected to field.
  • The Renegades score of 222 was the highest ever score in BBL history. This was then surpassed by the Hurricanes in the second innings.[29]
  • The combined total of 445 runs, including a record 58 boundaries, is the highest ever in a BBL match.[30]
  • Ben McDermott scored the second-highest individual BBL score, as well as the third-fastest BBL century (47 balls).[29]
  • The crowd of 26,816 is the highest crowd for a non-derby BBL match at Etihad Stadium.

Round 7[edit]

14 January
18:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Sydney Sixers
9/99 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder
2/100 (10 overs)
Daniel Hughes 20 (19)
Fawad Ahmed 4/14 (4 overs)
Kurtis Patterson 38* (26)
Sean Abbott 2/36 (4 overs)
Sydney Thunder won by 8 wickets
Sydney Cricket Ground
Attendance: 39,756[31]
Umpires: Ashley Barrow and Greg Davidson
Player of the match: Fawad Ahmed (Thunder)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to bat.
  • The crowd of 39,756 is the highest crowd for any domestic match in New South Wales.

14 January
18:15 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Perth Scorchers
7/134 (20 overs)
v
Melbourne Stars
3/137 (17.2 overs)
Andrew Tye 42 (33)
Michael Beer 2/12 (4 overs)
Kevin Pietersen 44* (42)
Jhye Richardson 2/26 (3 overs)
Melbourne Stars won by 7 wickets
#TheFurnace
Attendance: 21,171[32]
Umpires: Geoff Joshua and Damien Mealey
Player of the match: Michael Beer (Stars)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bat.

16 January
19:10 (D/N)
Scorecard
Melbourne Renegades
9/171 (20 overs)
v
Adelaide Strikers (H)
8/165 (20 overs)
Marcus Harris 85 (53)
Kieron Pollard 3/30 (3 overs)
Ben Dunk 32 (25)
Thisara Perera 4/25 (3 overs)
Melbourne Renegades won by 6 runs
Adelaide Oval
Attendance: 42,388[33]
Umpires: John Ward and Tony Wilds
Player of the match: Marcus Harris (Renegades)
  • Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to field.

17 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Stars
7/138 (20 overs)
v
Brisbane Heat
3/139 (18.1 overs)
Luke Wright 60* (55)
Mitchell Swepson 2/14 (4 overs)
Alex Ross 46* (40)
Evan Gulbis 1/8 (1 over)
Brisbane Heat won by 7 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 40,225[34]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Michael Graham-Smith
Player of the match: Mitchell Swepson (Heat)
  • Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Marnus Labuschagne (Heat) made his T20 debut.

Round 8[edit]

18 January
19:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Adelaide Strikers
5/178 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Thunder (H)
101 (15.3 overs)
Ben Dunk 65 (40)
Shane Watson 2/42 (4 overs)
Shane Watson 39 (26)
Ish Sodhi 6/11 (3.3 overs)
Adelaide Strikers won by 77 runs
Spotless Stadium
Attendance: 20,642[35]
Umpires: Ashley Barrow and Mick Martell
Player of the match: Ish Sodhi (Strikers)
  • Sydney Thunder won the toss and elected to field.
  • Alex Carey (Strikers) made his T20 debut.

20 January
18:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
Melbourne Renegades
5/199 (20 overs)
v
Brisbane Heat (H)
198 (19.5 overs)
Aaron Finch 71 (35)
Mark Steketee 2/37 (4 overs)
Brendon McCullum 64 (40)
Thisara Perera 2/27 (4 overs)
Melbourne Renegades won by 1 run
The Gabba
Attendance: 35,112[36]
Umpires: Shawn Craig and Sam Nogajski
Player of the match: Aaron Finch (Renegades)
  • Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to field.
  • Andrew Harriott (Renegades) made his T20 debut.

21 January
16:20
Scorecard
(H) Hobart Hurricanes
6/134 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers
3/135 (13.5 overs)
D'Arcy Short 36 (24)
Mitchell Johnson 2/15 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 57 (34)
Clive Rose 1/28 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 7 wickets
Blundstone Arena
Attendance: 17,445[37]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Michael Graham-Smith
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh (Scorchers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field.

21 January
19:25 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Melbourne Stars
8/156 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers
7/160 (19 overs)
Luke Wright 62 (47)
Ben Dwarshuis 3/25 (4 overs)
Daniel Hughes 34 (33)
Scott Boland 3/37 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won by 3 wickets
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance: 46,671[38]
Umpires: Ashley Barrow and Greg Davidson
Player of the match: Sean Abbott (Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field.

Knockout phase[edit]

Semifinals Final
      
4 Melbourne Stars 8/136 (20 ov)
1 Perth Scorchers (H) 3/139 (16.5 ov)
3 Sydney Sixers 9/141 (20 ov)
1 Perth Scorchers (H) 1/144 (15.5 ov)
2 Brisbane Heat (H) 9/167 (20 ov)
3 Sydney Sixers 8/167 (20 ov)

Semi Finals[edit]

Semi Final 1
24 January
16:40
Scorecard
Melbourne Stars
8/136 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers (H)
3/139 (16.5 overs)
Seb Gotch 48 (47)
Mitchell Johnson 3/3 (4 overs)
Shaun Marsh 56* (44)
Evan Gulbis 1/9 (1 over)
Perth Scorchers won by 7 wickets
#TheFurnace
Attendance: 19,977
Umpires: Shawn Craig and Sam Nogajski
Player of the match: Mitchell Johnson (Scorchers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field.
  • Mitchell Johnson's figures of 3/3 is the most economical completed spell in BBL history.

Semi Final 2
25 January
18:40 (D/N)
Scorecard
(H) Brisbane Heat
9/167 (20 overs)
v
Sydney Sixers
8/167 (20 overs)
Brendon McCullum 46 (27)
Nathan Lyon 4/23 (4 overs)
Moises Henriques 64 (34)
Mark Steketee 2/21 (4 overs)
Sydney Sixers won in the Super Over
The Gabba
Attendance: 35,116[39]
Umpires: Gerard Abood and Geoff Joshua
Player of the match: Moises Henriques (Sixers)
  • Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field.
  • The crowd of 35,116 is the highest ever for a BBL match at the Gabba.

Final[edit]

Final
28 January
16:15
Scorecard
Sydney Sixers
9/141 (20 overs)
v
Perth Scorchers (H)
1/144 (15.5 overs)
Brad Haddin 38 (25)
Jhye Richardson 3/30 (4 overs)
Michael Klinger 71* (49)
Nathan Lyon 1/28 (4 overs)
Perth Scorchers won by 9 wickets
#TheFurnace
Attendance: 21,832[40]
Umpires: Mick Martell and Paul Wilson
Player of the match: Jhye Richardson (Scorchers)
  • Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to field.
  • The crowd of 21,832 was the highest ever for a BBL match at the WACA.

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Runs Ave SR HS 100 50
Australia Ben Dunk Adelaide Strikers 8 8 364 52.00 163.96 85 0 3
Australia Aaron Finch Melbourne Renegades 8 8 354 44.25 160.90 71 0 4
Australia Michael Klinger Perth Scorchers 10 10 334 37.11 126.99 81 0 3
New Zealand Brendon McCullum Brisbane Heat 8 8 323 46.14 170.89 72 0 3
Australia Chris Lynn Brisbane Heat 5 5 309 154.50 177.58 98* 0 3

Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 January 2017

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts Ave Econ BBI SR
Australia Sean Abbott Sydney Sixers 10 10 20 16.15 8.72 5/16 11.1
Australia Mark Steketee Brisbane Heat 9 9 15 17.66 7.57 3/32 14.0
Australia Scott Boland Melbourne Stars 9 9 14 20.42 8.37 4/30 14.6
Australia Mitchell Johnson Perth Scorchers 9 9 13 15.46 5.91 3/3 15.6
Trinidad and Tobago Sunil Narine Melbourne Renegades 8 8 13 19.23 7.81 3/27 14.7

Source: ESPNcricinfo, 28 January 2017

Attendances[edit]

2016–17 BBL Attendances
Club Total Games Avg. Per Game Home Total Home Games Home Avg.
Adelaide Strikers 263240 8 32905 165099 4 41275
Brisbane Heat 290793 9 32310 171877 5 34375
Hobart Hurricanes 191996 8 23991 70278 4 17570
Melbourne Renegades 299496 8 37437 120132 4 30033
Melbourne Stars 321804 9 35756 198312 4 49578
Perth Scorchers 232323 10 23232 124076 6 20679
Sydney Sixers 324732 10 32473 121473 4 30368
Sydney Thunder 183680 8 22960 82750 4 20688

TV audience[edit]

BBL games are currently broadcast in Australia by the free-to-air Network Ten.

Following are the television ratings for 2016–17 BBL season in Australia.[41]

The Super Over of the second semi final match drew ratings of 1,720,000 nationally, and 1,250,000 in the 5 metro cities.[42]

Match No Teams Average TV Ratings
National 5 metro cities
Session 1 Session 2 Session 1 Session 2
1 Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers[43] 1,220,000 1,150,000 834,000 805,000
2 Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat[44] 1,220,000 1,430,000 865,000 1,040,000
3 Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder[45] 1,150,000 1,180,000 759,000 798,000
4 Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes[46] 698,000 1,100,000 475,000 717,000
5 Perth Scorchers vs Adelaide Strikers[47] 1,060,000 707,000 747,000 531,000
6 Hobart Hurricanes vs Melbourne Stars[48] 805,000 1,040,000 542,000 709,000
7 Sydney Sixers vs Perth Scorchers[49] 905,000 1,130,000 638,000 803,000
8 Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat[50] 799,000 1,160,000 542,000 796,000
9 Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers[51] 932,000 1,290,000 650,000 880,000
10 Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes[52] 803,000 1,170,000 550,000 773,000
11 Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers[53] 723,000 858,000 471,000 580,000
12 Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades[54] 925,000 1,270,000 608,000 868,000
13 Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Thunder[55] 1,030,000 613,000 686,000 449,000
14 Hobart Hurricanes vs Adelaide Strikers[56] 968,000 1,130,000 636,000 754,000
15 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers[57] 972,000 1,190,000 632,000 794,000
16 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars[58] 943,000 1,140,000 618,000 756,000
17 Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat[59] 896,000 1,330,000 572,000 906,000
18 Adelaide Strikers vs Hobart Hurricanes[60] 752,000 1,070,000 511,000 737,000
19 Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars[61] 947,000 1,150,000 625,000 784,000
20 Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder[62] 1,010,000 1,200,000 665,000 806,000
21 Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades[63] 1,040,000 1,130,000 709,000 808,000
22 Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers[64] 1,120,000 1,260,000 774,000 907,000
23 Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers[65] 1,230,000 1,270,000 823,000 886,000
24 Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes[66] 1,160,000 1,280,000 794,000 907,000
25 Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder[67] 703,000 1,000,000 476,000 662,000
26 Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars[68] 1,040,000 823,000 736,000 628,000
27 Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Renegades[69] 1,000,000 1,100,000 692,000 768,000
28 Melbourne Stars vs Brisbane Heat[70] 1,090,000 1,140,000 755,000 814,000
29 Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers[71] 901,000 946,000 617,000 674,000
30 Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades[72] 1,050,000 1,290,000 716,000 906,000
31 Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers[73] 462,000 657,000 315,000 444,000
32 Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers[74] 1,004,000 1,110,000 683,000 788,000
SF1 Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars[75] 1,190,000 1,290,000 821,000 913,000
SF2 Brisbane Heat vs Sydney Sixers[76] 1,200,000 1,390,000 833,000 987,000
Final Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers[77] 1,190,000 1,480,000 834,000 1,030,000

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Further reading[edit]

  • Lane, Daniel (2016). 2016-17 Big Bash Book: Go Behind the Scenes, Meet the Teams for the Upcoming Season, and Relive the Best Moments of BBL|05 and WBBL|01. Crows Nest, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 9781760291419. 

External links[edit]