BBL 2019-20: Match 37, Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder – End of Renegades’ losing streak, Shaun Marsh’s 6000 T20 runs, Renegades’ dominance over Thunder and more stats
All the statistical highlights from Melbourne Renegades maiden win of the BBL 2019-20.
Published - Jan 16, 2020 11:13 am | Updated - Jan 16, 2020 11:13 am
The defending champions Melbourne Renegades registered their first win of this edition after losing each of their first nine matches. Renegades posted 172/4 in their 20 overs after electing to bat first as Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh scored 52 and 47 runs respectively. The Thunder were 31/3 in the run-chase before the rain revised the target to 135 from 14 overs. Alex Ross kept the hopes of Sydney Thunder alive until the penultimate over where he got out after scoring 51 off 27 balls. The home team managed to score only 122/7 and lost by 12 runs by virtue of the DLS method.
All the statistical highlights from Melbourne Renegades maiden win of the BBL 2019-20:
Renegades put an end to their losing streak:
9 – Melbourne Renegades brought an end to their 9-match losing streak in the BBL 2019-20. They became the first team to lose nine successive matches in a Big Bash League edition in this process. In fact, Renegades’ losing streak of 9 matches is the 2nd worst for any team in the BBL history. Thunder lost 19 consecutive matches across 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons.
Another defeat for Thunder against Renegades:
9-2 – The Melbourne Renegades now have defeated the Sydney Thunder on nine out of 11 BBL meetings. The 6-wicket win Geelong earlier this season was only the 2nd BBL win for the Thunder over Renegades.
These nine wins are the most against any opponent for the Renegades. The Thunder have an 18.18 win percentage in the BBL against Renegades, the lowest for them against any opposition.
2/2 – The Renegades won both the BBL matches they played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. They won the 2017-18 season match also against the Sydney Thunder by a 9-run margin.
Shaun Marsh only behind Gayle:
180 – Shaun Marsh completed 6000 runs in the Twenty20 format when he was on 6 runs in this match. Marsh reached the milestone in 180 innings; the 2nd fastest to 6000 runs in the T20 history. Chris Gayle was the previous fastest as he needed only 162 innings to score his 6000th run in this format.
Usman Khawaja season of ducks:
0/25 – Prior to this BBL edition, Usman Khawaja batted 25 times in the Big Bash League without bagging a duck. However, in the 2019-20 edition, Khawaja has been dismissed twice for a duck in 10 innings.
Alex Ross @ 1000:
1028 – Alex Ross completed 1000 runs in the Twenty20 format when he went past his individual score of 23. Ross has aggregated 1028 runs from 48 innings across 58 T20s with help of five half-centuries.