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Sixers in hunt for home semi-final

08 February 2019

The Sydney Sixers are a step closer to hosting a home semi-final at the SCG following the Hobart Hurricanes' win over the Melbourne Renegades on Thursday night.

The Hurricanes secured 1st place with the 16-run victory, while the Sixers currently sit in 2nd place, ahead of the Renegades on Net Run Rate (NRR).

The fixture was the Renegades' last match of the BBL|08 regular season meaning they are unable to improve on their tally of 16 competition points with a NRR of 0.173.

If the Sixers defeat the Melbourne Stars in their final match of the season on Sunday, the men in magenta will move to 18 points, locking in 2nd place and a home semi-final.

However, if the Sixers lose by a margin of 62 runs or 46 balls (7.4 overs), their NNR (currently 0.443) will drop below that of the Renegades, relegating them to 3rd place on the ladder.

An alternative scenario that could see the Sixers drop to 3rd would involve the Stars securing big wins over the Brisbane Heat (tonight) and the Sixers on Sunday. In this instance, the Stars would move level with the Sixers and Renegades on 16 competition points, but they would also need to improve their NRR (currently -0.144) enough to move ahead of both clubs.