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Bowlers, Vince propel Sixers to BBL finals
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Bowlers, Vince propel Sixers to BBL finals

Ball-by-ball details & scorecard: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder - Match 49 - Sydney

Daniel Hughes and James Vince powered the Sydney Sixers to victory in a rain-affected game over Sydney Thunder into the Big Bash League finals.

The Thunder made a meagre 6-128 but the Sixers' target was reduced to 84 runs from 12 overs after two rain delays at the SCG on Saturday.

Hughes - fresh from a superb unbeaten half-century against Adelaide – made an unbeaten 41 and Vince (43* off 35) gently guided their side to victory, chasing down the revised target with nine balls to spare.

Philippe earlier dropped a catch to try and dismiss Callum Ferguson after he skied a Steve O'Keefe delivery.

Hughes and Vince never looked in danger as they made light work of the pursuit.

The Thunder's total looked well below par after Sean Abbott snared the key wickets of Jason Sangha (5) and Anton Devcich (22) before he finished with 2-23 from his four overs.

Chris Green top-scored for the Thunder with 34* but couldn't find the accelerator and propel them to a competitive total late in the innings.

The Sixers' bowlers were particularly sharp at the death, taking three wickets and conceding just 38 runs in the final five overs.

Former internationals Shane Watson (28) and Ferguson (26) also made starts but crucially could not push on.