Sydney Thunder got their 5th win of the tournament as they defeated the Sydney Sixers in a low-scoring match on Saturday. Some poor batting combined by tight bowling from the Thunder left the Sixers bundled out for only 76 in the restricted 16 overs. None of the top-5 batsmen in the Sixers’ line up scored more than five runs. The Thunder got a DLS revised target of 75 in 16 overs but the rain continued to interrupt the match. Thunder, at 28/2 in 5.3 overs, were 4 runs ahead of the DLS par score when the rain allowed no more play.
All the statistical highlights from Sydney Thunder’s big win over the Sydney Sixers:
Sydney Thunder’s home dominance:
4-1 – The Sydney Thunder have defeated the Sydney Sixers on four of the five BBL meetings at the Showground Stadium in Sydney. Their only loss against the Sixers at this venue came in the 2016-17 season by a 9-wicket margin. In overall, the Thunder won six matches against the Sixers; all since 2015-16 season across 10 meetings.
Nearly the lowest total for the Sydney Sixers:
76 – Sydney Sixers’ total of 76/10 is now the 5th lowest in the history of the Big Bash League and the second-lowest for the Sixers. Their lowest total was of 74 runs in the previous edition against the Melbourne Stars.
This is also the lowest total by any team against Sydney Thunder in the BBL. The previous lowest total by any side against the Thunder was recorded by Adelaide Strikers during the 2018/19 season who were bundled out for 97.
A top-order collapse:
12 – Sydney Sixers’ top five collectively aggregated 12 runs during this match; the fewest by a team’s top 5 in a Big Bash League inning. The previous lowest top-5 aggregate in a BBL inning was 16 runs also by the Sixers during the 2012-13 season match against Perth Scorchers.
1 – The Sydney Sixers lost their 4th wicket at the score of 9 runs, 5th wicket at 15 runs and the 6th at 26. These are the lowest scores at the fall of each wicket in the Big Bash League.
Chris Morris @ 250:
251 – Chris Morris became only the 4th player from South Africa with his 2nd wicket of the innings to complete 250 wickets in Twenty20 cricket. Imran Tahir leads the South African list with 355 wickets in this format.
Nearly the lowest scoring BBL game:
104 – A total of 104 runs were scored during this match across both innings; the 2nd fewest in any Big Bash League match with a result. The previous lowest was 98 runs during the game between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars at the W.A.C.A ground in 2012-13 season.
In that game, the Scorchers were bowled out for only 69 runs while the Stars were 29/0 after 2 overs in the chase before a rain interruption. The match was set to resume at the cut-off time but Stars already achieved the 5-over target of 20 runs. The winning margin of the game reads 24 runs in favour of Stars as the game the DL par score after 2 overs was only 5 runs.
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