BBL 2020-21: Match 28, HEA vs THU – End of Thunder’s record spree, A big chase for Heat and more stats
Here are all the statistical highlights from Brisbane Heat’s 5-wicket win during the HEA vs THU match.
Updated - Jan 5, 2021 10:55 am
Sydney Thunder’s 5-match winning streak came to a halt when they faced Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Monday. Despite losing Usman Khawaja in the very first over, Thunder raced to 83/2 by halfway stage. However, they kept losing wickets in an attempt for acceleration before finishing strongly on 174/8 with as many as 52 runs coming in the final four overs. Fifties from Joe Denly (50 off 36) and Joe Burns (52 off 38) helped Brisbane Heat chase down the target after Chris Lynn smashed a 16-ball 30 at the top.
Here are all the statistical highlights from Brisbane Heat’s 5-wicket win during the HEA vs THU match:
Heat gets the better of Thunder yet again:
9 – Brisbane Heat has defeated Sydney Thunder in nine of the 13 meetings in the BBL; the most number of wins for Heat against an opponent in this league. Brisbane Heat has a win-loss record of 4-1 across six meetings against Thunder at the Gabba; their best record against any team at this venue. Heat lost no less than two matches at the Gabba against seven other oppositions.
End of Thunder’s record spree:
5 – The 5-wicket defeat on Monday put an end to Sydney Thunder’s 5-match winning streak in the BBL which is their longest thus far. Four of Thunder’s five wins in this streak came while playing at the Canberra’s Manuka Oval. In fact, the streak of Thunder began with a victory over Brisbane Heat only.
A big chase for Heat:
175 – The target of 175 chased down by Brisbane Heat is now their 4th biggest successful chase in the BBL. It is also their 2nd biggest at the Gabba behind the 187-run chase in the 2015-16 season against Sydney Thunder.
Lynn goes past Cutting:
80 – Chris Lynn, by coming in as the X-factor, became the most capped BBL player of Brisbane Heat. Lynn went past Ben Cutting (79 games) during the HEA vs THU game which featured Cutting in the Thunder XI.
Away game for Cutting at the Gabba:
1 – For the first time in his career, Ben Cutting was in the away team’s playing XI during a professional match at the Brisbane’s Gabba. Before the HEA vs THU match, Cutting featured in 20 FC matches, 14 List A games and 46 T20s; all of them for either Queensland, Australia or Brisbane Heat.
Mujeeb’s record treble:
3 – Mujeeb Ur Rahman became only the 3rd player to bag 2+ wickets, claim 2+ catches and also be involved in a runout during a Big Bash League match. Mujeeb took wickets of Hales and Ferguson alongside claiming the catches of Khawaja and Sams. The off-spinner did run Sam Billings out during his own bowling as well.
Shakib Al Hasan (4-fer, 2 catches and 1 runout) for Melbourne Renegades against Brisbane Heat in 2014-15 season and Ben Dwarshuis (2 wickets, 2 catches and 1 runout) for Sydney Sixers against Perth Scorchers in the 2019-20 season are the other players with this treble before Mujeeb.
Pierson @ 1000 runs:
1013 – Jimmy Pierson completed 1000 runs in the Twenty20 format when he went past his individual score of two runs. All the 1013 runs scored by Pierson came on Australia soil as he is yet to play a T20 game outside Australia.