BBL 2020-21: Match 14, THU vs REN – Thunder’s record win, Sangha’s 4-wicket haul, Davies’ record knock and more stats
Here are all the statistical highlights from Sydney Thunder’s record victory during THU vs REN game.
Updated - Dec 26, 2020 8:30 pm
Sydney Thunder registered their third consecutive win of BBL 2020-21 as they thumped Melbourne Renegades at the Manuka Oval. Thunder got an opening stand of 70 in only six overs which helped them to finish strongly on 209/8. Oliver Davies smashed a 23-ball 48 which included five consecutive sixes and fell short of a fifty while trying for the 6th maximum in a row. Later, Melbourne Renegades rolled over for just 80 by losing their last seven wickets for only 27 runs. Tanveer Sangha ended with analyses of 3.2-0-14-4 to help Thunder bag a 129-run win.
Here are all the statistical highlights from Sydney Thunder’s record victory during THU vs REN game:
A record win for Thunder:
129 – The 129-run win for the Sydney Thunder is now the 2nd largest win in terms of runs in the BBL. The biggest win is by 145 runs for the Sydney Sixers against the Melbourne Renegades earlier this season.
Overall, this was the 4th instance of a team winning in the BBL by a margin of 100+ runs; all those four coming against the Renegades only. The previous biggest win for Thunder in the BBL was by 71 runs against Adelaide Strikers in 2018-19 season.
129 – Sydney Thunder’s 129-run win is also the 2nd biggest in terms of runs for any team in the Twenty20 format despite no individual getting a fifty. The biggest such win was by 143 runs by Pakistan (203/5) against West Indies (60/10) in the 2018 Karachi T20I.
A big total without a fifty:
209/8 – Sydney Thunder’s total of 209/8 is now the highest in the BBL history without an individual fifty. The previous highest was 191/6 by Brisbane Heat against Perth Scorchers in the 2017-18 season. Sydney Thunder’s total is also the highest T20 total without an individual fifty on Australian soil surpassing Victoria’s 203/8 against Western Australia in 2008 T20 Bash.
209/8 – The total of 209/8 is now the highest in the BBL for Sydney Thunder surpassing the 208/1 against Brisbane Heat in the 2014-15 season. This is also the 2nd highest BBL total for any team against Melbourne Renegades.
A rare win for Thunder against Renegades:
3 – Only the 3rd time in the BBL that the Sydney Thunder have defeated the Melbourne Renegades across 12 meetings. Thunder defeated Renegades by 9 wickets in 2013-14 season and by 6 wickets in the 2019-20 edition.
Yet another low total for Renegades:
80 – The total of 80/10 by Melbourne Renegades is now their 3rd lowest total in the history of BBL. This is also the 2nd lowest total in the BBL for any team against Sydney Thunder behind the 76/10 by Sydney Sixers in 2019-20 season. Renegades is now the first team in the BBL with as many as three totals of 80 and fewer runs surpassing Perth Scorchers (2), Brisbane Heat (2) and Sydney Sixers (2).
Catching practice for Thunder:
8 – As many as 8 players in Sydney Thunder’s playing XI claimed a catch during Melbourne Renegades’ innings. Alex Hales and Ben Cutting claimed two catches apiece as all ten wickets of Renegades fell via ‘caught’.
This is the first instance in the BBL where as many as eight players of a team claimed at least one catch in the same match. No team in the history of T20 cricket had more than eight players claiming a catch during an innings.
10 – All the ten Melbourne Renegades’ batters getting out ‘caught’ is the 3rd such instance in the Big Bash League. The other two such instances are by Melbourne Renegades in 2012-13 against Perth Scorchers and by the Adelaide Strikers against Sydney Sixers in 2014-15.
A record effort by Davies:
3 – Oliver Davies became only the 3rd player to smash five consecutive sixes in a BBL match. He is also just the 7th player to hit as many as four sixes in an over in the BBL. Chris Lynn in 2015-16 against Melbourne Stars and Tom Banton against Sydney Thunder in 2019-20 hit sixes off five consecutive balls they faced while playing for the Brisbane Heat.
Sangha’s record figures:
4/14 – Tanveer Sangha’s figures of 4/14 are now the joint-best bowling figures in the BBL for Sydney Thunder. Fawad Ahmed also bagged 4/14 for Thunder in the 2016-17 season against Sydney Sixers. Tanveer is also now the first player to claim a 4-wicket haul in the BBL against the Melbourne Renegades.