Melbourne Renegades got their 2nd consecutive victory as they pulled off a 44-run win against the Brisbane Heat from a losing position. As many as six players scoring 20+ runs helped the Renegades finish with 164/6 in their 20 overs. Chris Lynn’s 15-ball 41 and a quick-fire fifty from Sam Heazlett powered the Brisbane team to smash 84 runs in the powerplay. They lost three wickets in four deliveries but Heazlett’s 56 off 37 didn’t let the pressure come in. But his dismissal in the 13th over triggered a record collapse as they went from 113/3 to 120/10 in the space of 16 balls.
All the statistical highlights from Melbourne Renegades’ thrilling comeback against the Brisbane Heat:
Renegades continue their Gabba streak:
9 – The Melbourne Renegades have defeated Brisbane Heat on 9 instances in the Big Bash League. Heat and Sydney Thunder are the only opponents against which the Renegades registered as many as 9 wins in BBL. It was Thunder whom the Renegades defeated in their previous match.
5-0 – Melbourne Renegades won all the five matches they played at the Gabba in the BBL. No other visiting team has won as many as five BBL matches at this venue.
Brisbane’s lowest total at home:
120/10 – Brisbane Heat’s total of 120 in this match is their lowest total in the Big Bash League at the Gabba. The previous lowest was 127/9 against the Sydney Sixers in the 2012-13 season while batting first.
A non-existent middle and lower order:
23 – Brisbane Heat’s No.3 to No.11 batters aggregated only 23 runs in this match; the fewest runs made by a team’s No.3-No.11 in a Big Bash League game. The previous lowest was 35 runs by the Melbourne Renegades against the Melbourne Stars in the 2014-15 season game at the Docklands.
36 – Brisbane Heat lost all their ten wickets in the space of 36 runs; the worst 10-wicket collapse in the Big Bash League history. The previous worst 10-wicket collapse in BBL was recorded by the Renegades. They collapsed from 7/0 to 57/10 against the Stars in 2014-15 and recorded the lowest BBL total.
Chris Lynn @ 1000 in Brisbane:
1040 – Chris Lynn completed 1000 runs in the Big Bash League while playing at the Gabba in Brisbane. Lynn was stranded on 999 BBL runs at this venue prior to this match. He is only the 2nd player to complete 1000 BBL runs at a venue after Aaron Finch (1045 runs) at the Docklands in Melbourne.
Dan Christian @ 100 in Australia:
100 – Daniel Christian completed 100 wickets in the Twenty20 format on Australian soil with the 2nd of the two wickets he picked in this match. Ben Laughlin (116), Sean Abbott (103) and Kane Richardson (100) are the other players with 100+ T20 wickets in Australia.
Cameron Boyce continues his good run against Heat:
21 – Number of wickets for Cameron Boyce against the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League; the most number of BBL wickets for a player against an opponent. Boyce went past 20 wickets each by Ben Laughlin and Sean Abbott against Stars and Heat respectively with the 4-fer on Sunday.
Joe Burns @ 1000 for Heat:
1012 – Runs Joe Burns aggregated in the BBL for the Brisbane Heat; the 3rd player to complete 1000 BBL runs for the Heat. Chris Lynn (2277) and Ben Cutting (1134) are the other two players with 1000+ BBL runs for Brisbane.
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