Abbott stuns Stars, puts Sixers in finals Exclusive

Preview: 2017 Allan Border Medal

We take a look who could take out the top gongs on Australian cricket's night of nights

Abbott cameo inspires Sixers to victory

Sean Abbott produced a magnificent knock with the bat as the Sydney Sixers secured a BBL finals berth with victory over the Melbourne Stars

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Awesome Abbott sends Sixers into finals

Sixers allrounder Sean Abbott took his side from near-certain defeat to victory and a finals spot with a brilliant 33no from 17 balls against the Stars

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Classy Wright hits a half-century

Luke Wright crunched his second consecutive half-century for the Melbourne Stars at the MCG to help his team post a competitive total

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Haddin winds back clock with classic

Sixers veteran Brad Haddin pulled off a vintage speccie to remove Stars batsman Seb Gotch during their BBL clash at the MCG

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Haddin completes stumping after fumbles

Confusion reigned after Brad Haddin completed this stumping to remove Evan Gulbis, with the ball hitting the former Australia wicketkeeper's helmet

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Unlucky Wright falls to Lyon at MCG

Melbourne Stars Luke Wright hammered a fine half-century for the Melbourne Stars, but there was some misfortune attached to the Englishman's dismissal

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Quiney gets stars off to a flyer at the MCG

In-form Rob Quiney smacked an entertaining 35 from 19 balls at the MCG before he was dismissed by Sixers skipper Moises Henriques

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Hot Scorchers take the cane to Hobart

Perennial contenders the Perth Scorchers secured a home semi-final with a thumping seven-wicket victory over Hobart Hurricanes away from home

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Marvellous Marsh finds magic touch

Perth Scorchers' star Shaun Marsh hit some stunning shots en route to a match-winning 57 from 34 balls against the Hurricanes in Hobart

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Rose plucks a classic return catch

Hurricanes spinner Clive Rose took a brilliant caught and bowled to remove Scorchers opener Sam Whiteman in Hobart

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Turner walks tightrope with classic catch

Scorcher Ashton Turner pulled off a remarkable fielding effort to help remove Hurricanes star George Bailey in Hobart

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Fired-up Johnson snares early double

Scorchers quick Mitchell Johnson broke the back of Hobart with the early wickets of Tim Paine and Ben McDermott in an impressive spell at Blundstone Arena