Brisbane Heat clinched a big win over the Sydney Thunder with their big-hitting during the rain-affected match in Sydney. Tom Banton smashed 7 sixes and two fours during his 56 off 19 balls including five consecutive sixes in an over. Chris Lynn opened along with Banton and scored 13-ball 31 adding 90 runs in only 5 overs. Heat finished up with 119/4 in the restricted 8 overs while the Thunder made only 22/1 in 2.1 overs before another rain interval. The target was revised to 77 in 5 overs and the home team could only make 60/4.
All the statistical highlights Brisbane Heat’s victory over the Thunder in the rain-affected match:
Yet another win for the Brisbane over Thunder:
8-2 – Brisbane Heat now has defeated Sydney Thunder on 8 instances in 11 meetings. The Thunder managed to win only two of them including this year’s opening match. These 8 wins against Thunder are the most number of BBL wins for the Heat against an opposition.
Heat nearly breaks their own record:
14.87 – Brisbane Heat had a run rate of 14.87 during their 119/4 in 8 overs. This is the 9th highest run rate for any team in a T20 inning of 100+ runs and the 2nd highest in the Big Bash League history. During their last match of the 2018-19 season, Brisbane Heat scored 158/0 in only 10 overs and had an RR of 15.8 against the Melbourne Stars.
A record fifty by Banton:
16 – Balls Tom Banton needed for his fifty in this game; the 2nd fastest fifty in the Big Bash League. Chris Gayle scored the fastest BBL fifty in 12 deliveries while playing for Melbourne Renegades in 2015-16 against Adelaide Strikers.
Ben Cutting’s 17-ball fifty against Melbourne Stars in the 2018-19 edition was the previous fastest BBL fifty for the Brisbane Heat and was 2nd on the overall list.
294.74 – Banton had a batting strike rate of 294.74 during his 19-ball 56; the 2nd highest strike rate in a Big Bash League inning of 50+ runs. Chris Gayle had 329.41 SR during his 17-ball 56 for the Renegades in 2015-16 against the Strikers.
Banton’s boundary fest:
7 – Tom Banton’s 7 sixes in this game was the 7th instance of a player hitting 7 or more in a BBL game for the Brisbane Heat. Five of those seven occasions were recorded by Chris Lynn while Ben Cutting struck 8 sixes in the last season match against the Melbourne Stars. In fact, Banton’s seven sixes are also the most by an overseas player for the Heat.
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