Sydney Thunder finally broke their losing streak against Melbourne Stars on Tuesday (29th December) night after claiming a 75-run victory at Canberra.
Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell chose to field first after winning the toss. While Thunder scored 219/7 (20 overs), Stars were bowled out for 144 runs in 19.5 overs.
Brief Scores: Sydney Thunder – 219/7 in 20 overs (Alex Hales 71, Callum Ferguson 51; Adam Zampa 3/49)
Melbourne Stars – 144 in 19.5 overs (Marcus Stoinis 27, Glenn Maxwell 23; Chris Green 4/34)
The Result – Sydney Thunder won by 75 runs
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 19: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars – Stats Review
Sydney Thunder – record total for Thunder
i) Sydney Thunder scored 219/7 in 20 overs. It is the highest total for Thunder. Their previous record was 209/8 (20 overs) against Melbourne Renegades at Canberra on 26th December 2020. Meanwhile, it was the joint third highest total in BBL history.
– 2nd largest victory margin
i) Sydney Thunder won this match by 75 runs. It was their second largest victory margin (by runs). Their record in this list is winning by 129 runs against Melbourne Renegades at Canberra on 26th December 2020.
– broke 5-match losing streak against Melbourne Stars
i) With this big victory, Sydney Thunder also ended their five-match losing streak against Melbourne Stars.
Callum Ferguson – 8th 50+ score for Thunder
i) Callum Ferguson recorded his eighth 50+ score for Sydney Thunder. After Usman Khawaja, who has recorded 11 times 50+ scores for Thunder, Ferguson became the second batsman to score more than seven 50+ scores for this team.
Chris Green – 1st ever 4-wicket haul between Thunder and Stars game
i) Chris Green had the bowling figures of 4-0-34-4. It is the first four-wicket haul during a T20 match between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars. The previous record bowling figures in their contest were 2-0-5-3 by Thunder’s Daniel Sams at Canberra on 21st December 2018.
– 2nd most wicket-taker for Thunder
i) Off-spinner Chris Green has taken 42 wickets for Sydney Thunder. Surpassing Fawad Ahmed (40 wickets) and Gurinder Sandhu (41 wickets), Green became the second most wicket-taker for Thunder. The left-arm pacer Daniel Sams is the leading wicket-taker for this team as he has bagged 52 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell – 4th to reach 2000 BBL runs
i) Glenn Maxwell has scored 2005 runs in BBL career. He became the fourth cricketer to score 2000+ BBL runs. The other three names in this list are Chris Lynn (2421 runs), Aaron Finch (2358 runs) and Shaun Marsh (2030 runs).