In the 14th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10), Sydney Thunder thrashed Melbourne Renegades by 129 runs at Canberra.
After Renegades decided to bowl first, Thunder managed to score 209/8 (20 overs) in the first innings. Later, Renegades only scored 80 runs (12.2 overs) before getting all-out.
Brief Scores: Sydney Thunder – 209/8 in 20 overs (Oliver Davies 48, Alex Hales 35; Kane Richardson 2/33)
Melbourne Renegades – 80 in 12.2 overs (Aaron Finch 20, Rilee Rossouw 17; Tanveer Sangha 4/14)
The Result – Sydney Thunder won by 129 runs
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 14: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades – Stats Review
Sydney Thunder – highest ever total
i) In the first innings of this match, Sydney Thunder managed to score 209/8 in 20 overs. It is their new record total. Their previous record total was 208/1 (20 overs) against Brisbane Heat at Sydney on 21st December 2014.
Sydney Thunder – 6 batsmen scored 20 or more runs
i) A total of six batsmen managed to reach the 20-run mark in the first innings of this match. It was the third time in BBL history when a total of six batsmen managed to reach the 20-run mark in the same innings. The other two times in this list were Hobart Hurricanes against Brisbane Heat at Hobart on 3rd January 2020 and Melbourne Renegades against Brisbane Heat at Brisbane on 19th January 2020.
Sydney Thunder – largest victory margin
i) Sydney Thunder won this match by 129 runs. It is the largest victory margin (by runs) for Sydney Thunder. Their previous largest victory margin was winning by 71 runs against Adelaide Strikers at Sydney on 13th January 2019.
Sydney Thunder – 2nd largest victory in BBL history
i) While Sydney Thunder won this match by 129 runs, it was the second largest victory margin (by runs) in BBL history. The record is Sydney Sixers won by 145 runs against Melbourne Renegades at Hobart on 13th December 2020.
Melbourne Renegades – 3rd lowest total
i) Melbourne Renegades were bundled out for just 80 runs (12.2 overs). It was the third lowest completed total for Renegades. Their two other lowest totals are 57 (against Melbourne Stars at Melbourne, Docklands on 3rd January 2015) and 60 (against Sydney Sixers at Hobart on 13th December 2020).
Alex Hales – completed 1000 BBL runs
i) English cricketer Alex Hales completed 1000 runs in BBL career. He has now scored 1012 BBL runs. Hales became the third non-Australian cricketer to score 1000 BBL runs. The other two names in this list are Luke Wright (1479 runs) and Kevin Pietersen (1110 runs).
Nathan McAndrew – record batting strike-rate in a BBL innings
i) Nathan McAndrew scored 20 not out off just 5 balls (3 sixes) with the strike-rate of 400.00. It is the highest strike-rate in an innings in BBL history when a batsman scored at least 20 runs. The previous record in this list was 383.33 strike-rate by Nathan Coulter Nile (Perth Scorchers) when he scored 23 not out off just 6 balls (2 fours and 2 sixes) against Brisbane Heat at Brisbane on 18th December 2012.
Tanveer Sangha – equalled team’s record bowling figures
i) The 19-year-old leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha had the bowling figures of 3.2-0-14-4. It was the joint best bowling figures for Sydney Thunder. Earlier, leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed also delivered the bowling figures of 4-0-14-4 against Sydney Sixers at Sydney on 14th January 2017.