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Moises Henriques leads Sixers to BBL win

Moises Henriques has steered the Sydney Sixers to a seven-wicket win over the Melbourne Stars. (Mark Evans/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

Sydney Sixers skipper Moises Henriques has helped guide his side to a seven-wicket BBL victory against a Melbourne Stars outfit shorn of pulling power.

In front of a 13, 236-strong crowd at the SCG, the Sixers, who won the toss and opted to bowl, wrapped up victory with five balls to spare against a Stars side missing Nathan Coulter-Nile and Marcus Stoinis.

The Stars finished the first innings at 5-150 following a solid 78 from the bat of Beau Webster before Henriques carved out a methodical abd unbeaten 52 to steer the Sixers to safety.

Stoinis, who had COVID-19 a fortnight ago, was given a "managed" rest in the Stars' fourth game of the BBL season and was back in his hometown of Perth ahead of Thursday's clash with the Scorchers.

The Melbourne Stars will be without Marcus Stoinis for their BBL clash against the Sydney Sixers. (James Ross/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

"He needs a bit of a rest, the big fella," Stars coach David Hussey told Fox Cricket.

"He'll be ready to go for the Perth fixture in a couple of days' time."

It looked as if the Stars were in for a tough night when they were 2-8 inside three overs after the dismissals of Tom Rogers (0) and James Seymour (6).

Joe Clarke (27) quickly found some rhythm before undoing his good work by chopping a Jackson Bird delivery onto his stumps.

Beau Webster scored 78 in the Melbourne Stars' total of 5-150 at the SCG. (Mark Evans/AAP PHOTOS) (AAP)

When the Stars needed someone to invigorate their innings, Webster led the charge to build a patient and powerful half-century off 38 balls.

Once past 50 he began to open up, only coming unstuck when he scooped a Hayden Kerr delivery to Jordan Silk at deep midwicket in the final over of the innings.

His side set the hosts a target of 151, and while the Sixers lost Josh Philippe early they made runs through James Vince (33) and Kurtis Patterson (24).

Henriques and Jordan Silk (30no) slowly grew into an undefeated 88-run partnership, with the Sixers captain bringing up his half-century by smacking Trent Boult for a six.

With one run needed with one over remaining, the pair snuck a quick single to wrap up the Sixers' second win of the campaign.

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