Brisbane Heat will be without AB de Villiers for the BBL after the South African pulled out due to family and COVID-19 related issues.
In a match shortened to 12 overs each due to heavy rainfall, Sydney Sixers emerged on top as Melbourne Stars came up short again.
The Melbourne Stars will have another crack at the Sydney Sixers in the BBL final after overcoming the Sydney Thunder on Thursday.
With 26 votes, Marcus Stoinis edged out Tom Curran and Alex Hales to be named the Player of the Tournament in the Big Bash League.
The Adelaide Strikers squandered a strong position to lose their Big Bash League knockout clash against the Sydney Thunder.
Melbourne Stars put on an awful chase but will have another crack to reach the BBL final, with Sydney Sixers heading to the showpiece game.
Sydney Thunder will face Adelaide Strikers in a Big Bash League Knockout clash on Saturday after eliminating Hobart Hurricanes.
The Brisbane Heat's season came to an end on Monday after a defeat to the Melbourne Renegades led by Aaron Finch and Mohammad Nabi.
Hobart Hurricanes will play the Eliminator in the Big Bash League finals, thanks in part to a wonderful display from Matthew Wade.
Alex Hales and Chris Morris combined to lead Sydney Thunder to a crucial victory over Perth Scorchers at Spotless Stadium.