Ellyse Perry capped a star display with the winning six as Sydney Sixers reached their fourth straight WBBL final.
Cameron Bancroft scored his first fifty since his ball-tampering ban elapsed to help Perth Scorchers to victory in the BBL.
They both played at Sydney Thunder but Jos Buttler and Joe Root have had very different experiences in this year's Big Bash.
Joe Denly ignited for the first time in the Big Bash this season to help Sydney Sixers to victory over Adelaide Strikers.
Cameron Bancroft's return from his ban for ball-tampering did not go to plan when he was out for two after facing three balls.
Jos Buttler hit 89 from 54 balls but it was not enough to prevent Sydney Thunder falling to their first defeat in this year's Big Bash.
Jos Buttler and Tom Curran smashed quick-fire fifties in the Big Bash during the Sydney derby on Christmas Eve.
Tymal Mills is "beyond gutted" after he was ruled out of the Big Bash League because of the recurrence of a hamstring strain.
The Big Bash League began in dramatic fashion with a withdrawn run-out appeal and the highest score by a No 11 in T20 cricket!
Grace Harris smashed a Women's Big Bash League-record 42-ball century for Brisbane Heat against Melbourne Stars.
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