BBL 2019-20: Match 50, Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder – Hurricanes’ home dominance over Thunder, A record 5-fer by Short, Thunder’s record collapse and more stats

BBL 2019-20: Match 50, Hobart Hurricanes vs Sydney Thunder – Hurricanes’ home dominance over Thunder, A record 5-fer by Short, Thunder’s record collapse and more stats

All the statistical highlights from Hobart Hurricanes’ 57-run win against the Sydney Thunder.

D'Arcy Short
D’Arcy Short. (Photo by Jason McCawley – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Hobart Hurricanes earned a timely win in the BBL 2019-20 against Sydney Thunder which puts them back in the top five spots of the points table. Skipper Matthew Wade (56 off 34) and Mac Wright (64 off 45) scored fifties with a 97-run partnership for the 2nd wicket in only 60 balls. George Bailey’s 10-ball 29, in the end, helped the Hurricanes finish with 185/6.

Alex Hales fought a lone battle in the chase by scoring 63 from only 42 balls. He got out at the score of 100/3 in 12.2 overs and the Thunder’s innings lasted till 17.3 overs after they were rolled over for only 128 thanks to a 5-wicket haul from D’Arcy Short.

All the statistical highlights from Hobart Hurricanes’ 57-run win against the Sydney Thunder:

Thunder continue to lose in Hobart:

1-6 – Sydney Thunder now have lost six of the seven matches they played at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart; the most number of defeats for a visiting team at this venue in the Big Bash League. Thunder’s lone win at this venue came during the 2016-17 season by a margin of six wickets while chasing a target of 162. In overall, the Hurricanes won 8 out of the 12 matches they played against the Thunder.


A brilliant effort with the ball by Short:

5/21 – D’Arcy Short’s 5-wicket haul in this game is only the 2nd 5-fer recorded in the Big Bash League for the Hobart Hurricanes. During the 2016-17 season, Daniel Christian took 5/21 against Adelaide Strikers also in Hobart.

D’Arcy Short also became the first player to take a 5-wicket haul having opened the batting in the same match.


The worst middle-overs performance ever:

10 – Runs aggregated by Sydney Thunder’s No.5 or No.11 batsmen in this match; the fewest runs scored outside top 4 batters in a Big Bash League inning. The previous fewest runs made by the batsmen batting between No.5 and No.11 in a BBL inning were 18 runs by Perth Scorchers in 2011-12 against Melbourne Stars.


Sams equals BBL record:

24 – Daniel Sams now has picked up 24 wickets in the ongoing BBL season including the 4-wicket haul on Friday. These are the joint-most wickets by any player in a single edition of the Big Bash League. Sams is now levelled with Kane Richardson’s 24 wickets for Melbourne Renegades in the 2018-19 edition.


4/34 – The 4-wicket haul by Sams is only the 5th by any bowler in Big Bash League history for the Sydney Thunder. Fawad Ahmed’s 4/14 in the 2016-17 season against Sixers are the best bowling figures for the Thunder in the BBL and also the previous 4-fer in the competition for them.


Wade @ 1000 for Hurricanes:

1050 – Matthew Wade completed 1000 runs in the Big Bash League for the Hobart Hurricanes when he went past his individual score of 6 in this match. D’Arcy Short (1655), George Bailey (1546), Tim Paine (1119) and Ben McDermott (1104) are the other players with 1000+ BBL runs for the Hurricanes.


Hales @ 400:

402 – Runs Alex Hales has aggregated in this tournament; the 2nd player to score 400+ runs in a BBL season for the Sydney Thunder. Callum Ferguson collected 442 runs during the 2018-19 season across 14 matches.