Stuff – A Nic Maddinson half-century and a three-wicket haul to Nathan Lyon were the highlights of an emphatic eight-wicket win by the Sydney Sixers over the Melbourne Stars in their BBL clash at the MCG.

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  • A Nic Maddinson half-century and a three-wicket haul to Nathan Lyon were the highlights of an emphatic eight-wicket win by the Sydney Sixers over the Melbourne Stars in their BBL clash at the MCG.
  • The Stars needed a win on Tuesday night to keep their faint finals hopes alive, but the Sixers – already out of finals contention – reached the target of 129 for the loss of two wickets with 29 balls to spare.
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  • “I was pretty happy with the way the ball came out and to take a few wickets, but to put the Stars on the back foot was the main thing.”
  • The Sixers face a quick turnaround before they host the Brisbane Heat at the SCG on Thursday, while the Stars host the Sydney Thunder at the MCG on Saturday night.


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