Sydney Thunders won the toss and put Melbourne Stars to bat first.
Melbourne Stars made 179/6 with the help of in-form Kevin Pieterson who notched up 74 runs on 39 balls.
Sydney Thunders, who were on number 4 in the league points table, started their innings with some quickfire runs and they became favorites when the score reached 62/0 with the end of powerplay. Ben Rohrer hit six on the third ball of the last over to secure the victory in the thrilling final by 3 wickets.
Usman Khawaja is named man of the match for his 70 runs on 40 balls.
Khawaja finished as the second highest run-scorer by making 345 runs in just four matches with the average of 172 in which he made two centuries and as many half-centuries.
Chris Lynn from Brisnbane Heat has been named man of the tournament for his 378 in eight matches with the average of 54.
Sydney Thunders previous record in BBL:
Melbourne Stars 176/9 (20/20 overs)
Sydney Thunders 181/7 (19.3/20 overs)
Sydney Thunders won by 3 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)