Big Bash League, 2018-19: Final, Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars – Statistical Highlights

Big Bash League, 2018-19: Final, Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the Big Bash League 2018/19 final.

Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

The Melbourne Renegades clinched the Big Bash League title for the first time after defeating the Melbourne Stars in the final at the Docklands Stadium. The Stars were cruising in the 146-run chase thanks to a 93-run opening stand from 13 overs. However, they lost seven wickets for 19 runs in the space of 30 deliveries and ended up with only 132/7 in the 20 overs. Earlier, the Renegades finished on 145/5 after losing half their side for 65 runs by 11th over.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the Big Bash League 2018/19 final:

A first for Renegades and a routine for Stars:

1 – Melbourne Renegades became the 6th team to win a Big Bash League title. This was their first appearance in the final of BBL. Perth Scorchers (3) are the only side to win the BBL title more than once.

2 – Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes are the two teams in the BBL to not win the title even once so far. Both the teams ended up on the losing side in both their appearance in the BBL finals.

The Stars lost to Sydney Thunder in the 2015/16 season Final. Melbourne Stars got knocked out in the semi-finals in five different seasons and finished at bottom of the table in the 2017/18 edition.

Christian’s all-round double:

1 – Daniel Christian became the first player to score 30+ runs and bag two wickets in the same Big Bash League Final. Christian scored an unbeaten 38 and finished with figures of 2/33 in his four overs in the final.

2 – This was the 2nd instance of Christian scoring 30+ runs and picking up 2+ wickets in a BBL knockout. He achieved this double in the previous season for Hobart Hurricanes against Perth Scorchers. Overall, only two other players achieved this double once each in a BBL knockout.

In the same Perth-Hobart game, Tim Bresnan did it for the hosts Perth. During the 2011/12 season semi-final, the Perth Scorchers all-rounder Mitchell Marsh scored an unbeaten 41 and picked up two wickets against Melbourne Stars.

A record collapse by Stars:

15 – Runs Melbourne Stars added for losing their first six wickets; the joint-worst first six wickets collapse for any team in a BBL game. The Stars went down to 6/108 from 0/93 in the space of 26 balls. Adelaide Strikers also lost six wickets for 15 runs against Perth Scorchers at the Perth Stadium this season as they went down from 0/25 to 6/40.

19 – The Melbourne Stars collapse of 7/19 (0/93 to 7/112) is the worst first 7-wicket collapse for any team in a BBL game. Strikers lost seven wickets for 21 runs from 0/25 against Scorchers this season.

A low-scoring final:

132/7 – Melbourne Stars’ total of 132/7 is the lowest by any team in a BBL final. The previous lowest was 133/9 by the Perth Scorchers while chasing Brisbane Heat’s 167/5 in the 2012/13 final.

277 – The game between the Renegades and the Stars is the lowest aggregated BBL final. The previous lowest aggregated BBL final was 285 runs in the 2016/17 season between Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers. Sixers made 141/9 while the Scorchers completed the chase in 15.5 overs scoring 144/1.

A golden period for Christian:

4 – Daniel Christian has been part of four different Twenty20 league finals in the last two years. He won the T20 Blast with Nottinghamshire, the 2017 CPL title with Trinbago Knight Riders and the 2018 Mzansi Super League with Jozi Stars before the 2018/18 BBL. Christian was part of the 2017 IPL final for the Rising Pune Supergiant who lost by a 1-run margin.

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