Melbourne Renegades: T20 cricket is a very fast-moving format of the game. That is the reason fans tend to follow this format of the game. It takes only three hours to get the result. That is why fans see more boundaries and sixes in this format. Batters tend to take more risks to get as many runs as possible in 20 overs. But sometimes in doing so they also get out cheaply.
In this article, we will talk about such instances. Here we will cover the lowest scores of the 2018 BBL champion, the Melbourne Renegades. The 2018 champions had a poor season in 2021, and they finished at the bottom of the table. In fact, this team holds the unwelcome distinction of having the lowest BBL total.
3. Melbourne Renegades (80 all out) vs Sydney Thunder in 2022
The joint-third lowest BBL score for the Melbourne Renegades came in the 2021 season. It came in the 37th game of the season against the Sydney Thunder at Docklands Stadium. The Renegades won the toss and chose to bowl first. But their bowlers bowled a poor line. Batting first, the Thunders scored a massive total of 209/7. Alex Hales gave them a brilliant start with 63 off 28 balls.
All-rounder Daniel Sams was unlucky to miss his century. He remained unbeaten on 98 from 44 balls. Chasing a big target, the Renegades expected a good start. But within the power play, they lost half their team. They were 38/5 in 6 overs and couldn’t bat long. Eventually, they were all out for just 80 runs in 14.2 overs. Thus, they lost the game by 129 runs with their third lowest total.
2. Melbourne Renegades (60 all out) vs Hobart Hurricanes in 2020
The Melbourne Renegades hold the record for the two lowest BBL totals by any team. Their second-lowest BBL score came against the Sydney Sixers in the 2020 edition at the Hobart Ground. The Renegades won the toss and decided to bowl first. But the Sixers got off to a good start with their opener, Josh Philippe. He scored a well-made 95 runs off 57 balls, with nine fours and three sixes.
As a result, the Sixers made a big score of 205/4 in their first innings. However, the Renegades had a contrasting batting performance. Chasing the target, they couldn’t pick up the momentum and kept losing wickets in the middle. For them, the highest score was 13 runs by three batters each. The whole team got dismissed for 60 runs in 10.4 overs and registered the second-lowest BBL total. They lost the game by 145 runs.
1. Melbourne Renegades (57 all out) vs Melbourne Stars in 2015
The lowest total for the Melbourne Renegades, which is also the lowest BBL total, came in the 2015 season. It came against the Melbourne Stars at the Docklands Stadium. After winning the toss, the Renegades decided to bowl first. The Stars had a decent start at bat with a few good partnerships. As a result, they managed a total of 169/6 in their full quota of 20 overs.
It was a competitive total and required a good batting performance. But what happened next was just horrifying for the Melbourne Renegades. Only one batter reached 10 runs, and it was Tom Cooper, who made 10 off 15. Rest; all other batsmen were dismissed cheaply. As a result, the whole Renegades team got all out for just 57 runs to register the lowest BBL score. The Stars won the game by 112 runs in the end.
List of Lowest score in BBL by Melbourne Renegades
3 Jan 2015
13 Dec 2020
8 Jan 2022
26 Dec 2020
3 Jan 2021
13 Jan 2019
29 Dec 2018
9 Dec 2021
14 Jan 2014
11 Jan 2022