BBL Final: Highlights

What an amazing crowd we had for the final of the KFC Big Bash League at the MCG in Melbourne. We've rounded up some of the highlights from the social media stratosphere. 

When it comes to the weather in Melbourne, you never quiet know what to expect. But Mother Nature and the weather gods decided to come to the party for the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) Final in Melbourne between Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers, with sunshine and blue sky abundant for the Sunday game.   

Of course there were plenty of skeptics in the crowd when it came to the weather... but we think this guy may have had a hidden agenda... just a guess.  

Here's the official weather report for today's #WBBFinal and the #BBLFinal. Live and exclusive on TEN!

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Let's talk about the fashion. There was certainly no lack of enthusiasm from supporters attending the MCG for the WBBL Grand Final match .

A special mention goes to Australian cricket player Mitch Starc who was on hand in his 'active wear' to support partner and Sydney Sixers player Alyssa Healy. 

Mitch Starc At The Women's Big Bash Final During Supporting Sydney Sixer Girls #cricket #wbbl01 #wbblfinal

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Even those watching at home got on the bandwagon. 

Bailey ready for a @starsbbl win tonight #bbl05 #oneclub #teamgreen

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After some cliff hanging moments, Sydney Thunder eventually secured the win for the first ever WBBL title against the Sixers!

Even WBBL commentator Mel Jones couldn't believe the state of play. 

And here you have it. The photo that says a thousand words.. or just one. CHAMPIONS! 

The Thunder are the first-ever WBBL Champions after they won a thriller over the Sixers in the #WBBLFinal at the 'G!

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It was soon time for the men to take to the field for the Men's Big Bash League (BBL) Final. This time it was home team the Melbourne Stars against Sydney Thunder.

Four captains. Two matches. One HUGE day of Big Bash League cricket tomorrow. See you at the @mcg1853? #BBLFinal #WBBLFinal

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Anyone who lives in either Sydney or Melbourne knows when it comes to rivalry between two cities, it's always fierce between Melburnians and Sydneysiders. 

Even Australian cricketers Pat Cummins (below, left) and Glenn Maxwell (below, right) who are usually the best of mates, became enemies for the night.... 

Enemies tonight @gmaxi_32. #bbl05 @thunderbbl

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Although reports from those around the two suggest it remained pretty civilised in the stand. 

There was even some famous faces on hand to cheer on the teams, including radio personality Andy Lee who has actually taken on the honorary role of water boy for the Melbourne Stars throughout the season. 

And the production crew from Channel Ten kept themselves pretty busy! Big props to the crew for working tirelessly to deliver games on our screens throughout the season. 

The craziness of the last 6-weeks culminates today! Bring on the holidays #BigBash #BBL05 #TV #holidays

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The atmosphere was electric at the MCG, as both teams did their best to take home the honour. 

What a turnout for the #bbl05 final! #KevinPietersen with a massive 72! GO STARS!!! ✨✨

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The crowd was loving it!  

BBL Final 💚⭐️💚 #GoStars #theHCG #marrymeKP #bbl05 @starsbbl

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English import Kevin Pietersen was a crowd pleaser, clocking up plenty of runs for the Stars to sit comfortably. 

@kp24 took his game to another level in the #BBLFinal, but will it be enough? @thunderbbl need 177 to win. TUNE IN! 📺

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And after helping his team run to victory only days ago in the semi final... Thunder gun batsman Usman Khawaja was once again on fire with his bat to turn the tables. 

But then his good luck streak came to an end and he was GONE for 70!

So we welcomed to the field Mike Hussey... the legendary former Australian cricketer took to the field for his very last game with the Big Bash League. He's moving onto his next venture. Retirement! 

And the Melbourne Stars were ever the gentlemans welcoming him.  

But his time to shine was brief and it was soon down to the wire for the two teams.

Who would be going home with the trophy? 

The Stars did their best to bowl out some of Thunder's best, and were pretty successful in doing so. Even catching out Chris Green who tried to hit a six early on. 

And then this happened......

Sydney Thunder WIN the Big Bash Final! 

Cue: fireworks, happy fans, trophy and one hell of a party!