The defending champions Melbourne Renegades makes it 5/5 in this BBL season as they lost all the five matches they played thus far. Sam Harper (45) and Shaun Marsh (40) gave a good start for the Renegades but they struggled in the middle overs. Daniel Christian’s unbeaten 17-ball 32 helped them to finish on 153/6. The top three of Sydney Sixers – Josh Philippe (33), Daniel Hughes (40) and James Vince (41) scored more than 30 runs in the chase. Jordan Silk finished unbeaten on 36 to help Sixers reach the target in the final over.
All the statistical highlights from Renegades’ 5th consecutive defeat of the BBL 2019-20:
Yet another defeat for the Renegades:
5* – Melbourne Renegades lost all the five matches they played in this season thus far. Prior to this season, they never lost more than three consecutive BBL matches.
4 – Renegades now have lost four of the six BBL matches they played at the Docklands against the Sydney Sixers. Only Melbourne Stars (6) defeated Renegades more often at the Melbourne’s Docklands Stadium.
A costly spell by Curran:
1/58 – The 58 runs conceded by Tom Curran in this game are the 3rd most runs conceded by a player in a BBL match. Daniel Worrall gave away 60 runs while playing for the Stars against the Hobart Hurricanes in 2014/15 season at the MCG while Renegades’ Thisara Perera was hit for 59 runs also by Hurricanes at the Docklands in 2016-17 edition.
Starting the innings with a six:
2 – Josh Philippe became only the 2nd player to hit a six on the very first ball of the innings. He struck six in the first ball of the chase in the bowling of Beau Webster. During the 2016-17 season, Jimmy Pierson smashed the first ball of Brisbane’s chase against Perth Scorchers at the WACA off David Willey.
A game of 30+ scores:
7 – As many as seven players in this match scored 30+ runs – 4 for Sixers and 3 for Renegades. This is only the 3rd instance of seven 30+ scores in a BBL match. The 2011-12 season match between Strikers and Hurricanes at the Adelaide Oval and the 2016-17 season game between Sixers and Renegades at the SCG also witnessed seven players going past 30.
Silk @ 1000:
1033 – Runs scored by Jordan Silk in his 58-match Big Bash League career. He is the 32nd player to go past 1000 BBL runs. Silk is also the 4th player with 1000+ BBL runs for the Sydney Sixers after Moises Henriques (1592), Nic Maddinson (1349) and Daniel Hughes (1156). Jordan Silk also completed 1000 T20 runs in this game as all the 58 T20s he played were the BBL matches for the Sixers.
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