Stars made it to their first Big Bash final since the fifth season with a six-wicket victory over table-toppers Hobart Hurricanes in first semi-final
Unfortunately for the Sixers, their hopes of securing a spot in semi-final were quashed as they were bowled out for meagre 74.
The Thunder needed to win the rain-affected contest in just 11.3 overs to claw themselves back into the top four.
Jonathan wells (69 off 42) and Harry Nielsen (44 off 29) had other plans as the pair added 88 from 55 balls.
Vettori has been coach since 2015 and will end his tenure when the season finishes.
Heat chased down 157 in 10 overs with 10 wickets to spare, hitting 13 sixes and breaking a number of records
The in-form skipper Wade struck 58 from just 30 balls – including four sixes and six fours, in an 87-run opening stand with D'Arcy Short
Michael Klinger stood tall with a great effort of 30 off 31 balls before he was dismissed, ending his final BBL innings.
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