Sydney Thunder registered their first victory in the ongoing BBL 10 after beating Brisbane Heat by four wickets at Manuka Oval (Canberra) in the seventh match of this tournament.
After winning the toss, Brisbane Heat scored 178/6 (20 overs) in the first innings. In reply, Sydney Thunder chased down that target in 18.5 overs after losing six wickets.
Brief Scores: Brisbane Heat – 178/6 in 20 overs (Chris Lynn 69, Jack Wildermuth 31; Jonathan Cook 2/31)
Sydney Thunder – 180/6 in 18.5 overs (Daniel Sams 65*, Alex Ross 34; Jack Wildermuth 3/23)
The Result – Sydney Thunder won by 4 wickets
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 7: Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat – Stats Review
Sydney Thunder – 2nd highest successful chase
i) Sydney Thunder successfully chased the 179 runs target. It was their second highest successful chase. Their record successful chase was 182 (182/4 in 19.2 overs) against Perth Scorchers at Perth on 24th January 2019.
Chris Lynn – joint most capped for Thunder, joint-most BBL 50+ scores, 1st to hit 150 BBL sixes
i) It was the 82nd T20 match for Chris Lynn for Brisbane Heat. Equalling Ben Cutting’s 82 T20 matches for this team, Lynn became the joint most capped player for Heat.
ii) Chris Lynn registered his 20th 50+ scores in BBL career, which is the joint most number of 50+ score in BBL career. Aaron Finch has also registered BBL 50+ scores for 20 times.
iii) Chris Lynn has hit 152 sixes in BBL career. The right-handed batsman becomes the first cricketer to hit 150 sixes in BBL history. Aaron Finch is currently standing in the second position in the list of most BBL sixes with 84 sixes.
Chris Green – 1st Thunder player to appear in 50 matches
i) Chris Green played his 50th match for Sydney Thunder. He became the first Thunder player to appear in 50 matches.
Ben Cutting and Daniel Sams – highest partnership for 6th or lower wicket
i) Ben Cutting and Daniel Sams put the 69 runs partnership for the sixth wicket. It is the highest partnership for Sydney Thunder for sixth or lower wicket. The previous record was 68 runs partnership for the 6th wicket between Callum Ferguson and Chris Green against Hobart Hurricanes at Canberra on 9th February 2019.
Daniel Sams – 2nd highest BBL score at no.7 or lower
i) Coming to bat at number 7, Daniel Sams scored match-winning unbeaten 65 runs. It was the second highest individual score for a no.7 or lower-order batsman in BBL history. The record is 67 runs by no.7 batsman Beau Webster (Hobart Hurricanes) against Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval on 6th January 2017.