Sydney Thunder win Big Bash League

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Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Stars by three wickets to win their first Big Bash League title, despite Kevin Pietersen’s innings of 74.

The ex-England batsman hit five sixes and four fours in his 39-ball 74 as the Stars posted 176-9 from their 20 overs.

Usman Khawaja then hit 70 off 40 balls in reply as Thunder cruised to 91-1 at the halfway point.

And despite a late flurry of wickets, Ben Rohrer’s six secured victory for Thunder with three balls to spare.

More to follow.

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