The new vocabulary of T20
Forget about averages and economy - T20 analysts are now measuring 'true strike rates', percentage 'activity rate', and the phenomenon of 'unconsolidating'
WATCH - Denly and Maddinson smash eight consecutive fours.
Denly and Maddinson toyed with the Stars' attack at the SCG
Highlights - Maxwell's rapid 84 ends in vain.
Sydney Sixers overcame Glenn Maxwell's blitz to chase down 190 and close out their season with four successive wins
Maddinson, Denly help Sixers finish season in style
Nic Maddinson combined with Joe Denly for a rapid 108-run stand to ensure Sydney Sixers chased down 190 and secured their fourth successive win
Is this the end for old man Hogg?
In his 47th year, Brad Hogg is leaking runs like he never used to, despite no obvious drop in his accuracy or consistency. He will keep going on forever if he can, but he's in the last year of his BBL contract, and the fairytale might just be winding down
WATCH - Laughlin, Weatherald combine for ridiculous catch.
Adelaide Strikers' Ben Laughlin and Jake Weatherald combined to dismiss Dwayne Bravo as they defeated Melbourne Renegade by 26 runs at the Etihad Stadium
Highlights - Strikers seal a home semi-final.
Adelaide Strikers have sealed a home semi-final after defeating the Melbourne Renegades by 26 runs at the Etihad Stadium
Ingram blasts Strikers into home semi-final
The South African batsman smashed 68 off 36 balls to launch the Strikers to a strong total after a slow start, and their bowlers gave the Renegades barely a sniff in their chase
Jofra Archer has lit up the BBL; now for the IPL?
Jofra Archer has arguably been the most eye-catching player in this year's Big Bash League, and it a bidding war for the 22-year-old is quite likely at the IPL auction
Thunder's batting might keeps them alive
Chasing just 148 after a disciplined bowling performance, Thunder's top three of Usman Khawaja, James Vince and Shane Watson crushed the Stars bowlers, who were defending an under-par total
Turner, Bancroft fifties move Scorchers to top spot
Scorchers went top after winning their sixth-straight game at the WACA, this time against third-placed Hurricanes - and Jofra Archer was exciting IPL observers once more
Luke Wright bids farewell to Melbourne Stars
The allrounder ends a seven-year association with the club, during which he became their highest run-getter with 1479 runs in 57 matches, including two memorable hundreds
Abbott's four-for dismantles Heat for third-lowest BBL total
The Sydney Sixers had as close to a perfect T20 day as possible, bowling the Brisbane Heat out for 73, and then chasing it down in 10 overs
Strikers, Scorchers all but through to BBL playoffs
No team has confirmed their place in the playoffs of the Big Bash League yet, but the two teams currently at the top of the table are highly likely to book their places
Carey's 100 puts Strikers on top of the table
The centurion was assisted by Jake Weatherald's 65, as together they added 171 for the first wicket, the second-highest partnership in the tournament's seven-season history
Melbourne Stars' endless struggle
With several players misfiring and a few released for national duty, Melbourne Stars have lurched from one defeat to another this season
D'Arcy Short injures Kirsten's jaw in nasty training incident
Gary Kirsten, the Hobart Hurricanes' coach, was left with multiple broken teeth after being struck by a fierce drive in the nets
Lyon and Maddinson hand Stars a thrashing
The offspinner claimed three wickets while the opener smashed a 23-ball fifty to put the Melbourne Stars out of contention for the semi-finals
Tracing Australian cricket's indigenous past until the BBL
Cricket Australia is trying to rectify the mistakes of the past; they know they're playing catch up to sports like Australian rules football. But for the first time they are trying to find indigenous players
Wristspin becomes BBL must-have
The success of legspinners in this year's Big Bash, from part-timers to franchise veterans, means that everyone wants one in their side
Unstoppable Short lifts Hobart Hurricanes to third
Hobart Hurricanes moved to third on the points table, after completing a season-double against Brisbane Heat at home on Monday
James Vince, the T20 star but underrated cricketer
James Vince might not have cracked Tests, or even first-class cricket yet, but in T20 he averages 30 and strikes at 132. Those are good numbers
Agar, Cartwright help Scorchers reclaim top spot
Ashton Agar followed his three wickets with an unbeaten 26 in a 71-run stand with Hilton Cartwright to seal Perth Scorchers' chase of 113 on a two-paced pitch in Alice Springs
Sixers end six-match losing streak with last-ball win
Daniel Hughes' 66, together with cameos from Joe Denly and the returning Moises Henriques, helped the Sixers beat their city rivals in the Sydney derby at the SCG
'T20 is taking cricket closer to modern sports like baseball'
Gary Kirsten talks about the increasingly important role of the coach in the shortest format