With the win, Melbourne Stars have qualified for the semi-finals and will play table-toppers Hobart Hurricanes. @ Twitter

Glenn Maxwell’s blistering 43-ball 82 coupled by clinical bowling performances from Sandeep Lamichhane (3/11), Adam Zampa (2/15) and Daniel Worrall (2/24) helped Melbourne Stars to a crushing 94-run win over Sydney Sixers in a Big Bash League (BBL) match on Sunday.

With the win, the Stars have qualified for the semi-finals and will play table-toppers Hobart Hurricanes.

It was a match to forget for the Sixers. Chasing 169, the visiting side were bowled out for a paltry 74 – their lowest score in BBL history and incidentally, is also the lowest total of the season. As many as eight players departed with single-digit scores with Daniel Hughes top scoring with just 12 runs. Steve O’Keefe was unbeaten on 11. (ALSO READ: Sydney Thunder beat table-toppers Hobart Hurricanes but miss top-four spot)

Put into bat, Melbourne Stars, lost their openers – Ben Dunk (1) and Marcus Stoinis (34) – to Sean Abbott and Tom Curran respectively. Peter Handscomb added a 34-ball 35 before he was dismissed by O’Keefe. Maxwell then played the innings of his life as he blasted six towering sixes and four boundaries for his 82.

For the Sixers, Curran was the pick of the bowlers with two for 39 in his four overs, while Ben Dwarshuis, Abbott and O’Keefe picked one each. (ALSO READ: Nathan Coulter-Nile suffers ‘bad bout of vertigo’, rushed to hospital)

Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers will have to forget this match as soon as possible and gear up for their semi-final against the other Melbourne franchise – Melbourne Renegades.

Brief scores: Melbourne Stars 168/6 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxwell 82, Peter Handscomb 35; Tom Curran 2/39) beat Sydney Sixers 74 in 13.4 overs (Daniel Hughes 12; Sandeep Lamichhane 3/11, Adam Zampa 2/15, Daniel Worrall 2/24) by 94 runs