Sydney Thunder: The Big Bash League has given its fans many memorable games over the years. It is not just about big totals or batters scoring quick and big runs. But it is also sometimes a low-scoring game. That is why this league is considered among the top leagues in the world. And here we will talk about some of the lowest totals in the competition.
The Sydney Thunder have played in the BBL final only once in 2015. And that was also the time that they won the championship. The 2015 winner holds the record for the second highest BBL total (232) in franchise history. But they have also registered some low scores. In this article, we will cover the list of low totals for the Thunder in the BBL.
3. Sydney Thunder (101 all out) vs Adelaide Strikers in 2017
The third lowest total for the Sydney Thunder came in the 2017 season against the Adelaide Strikers. It came in the 29th game of the tournament at the SCG. The captain won the toss and chose to bowl first. But they couldn’t restrict the Strikers in their first innings. Thus, they went on to post a competitive total of 178/5 in their 20 overs. Ben Dunk (65 off 40) was the highest run-scorer.
With a 179-run target to chase, the Thunder needed a good start. But they couldn’t carry on the momentum in their chase. Only Kurtis Patterson (29 off 29) and skipper Shane Watson (39 off 26) stayed on the crease, and none of the other batters touched the 10-run mark. The Thunder were dismissed for their third-lowest score of 101 in 15.3 overs and lost the game by 77 runs.
2. Sydney Thunder (99 all out) vs Perth Scorchers in 2012
The Sydney Thunder have been dismissed below 100 runs only twice in the Big Bash League. Their second lowest score came against the Perth Scorchers in the 2012 season. The Thunder batted first after winning the toss. However, they didn’t have a great start, losing three wickets in the power play for 35 runs. A few batters got starts and made 20s but couldn’t capitalise.
As a result, the Sydney Thunder made their second lowest BBL total. They got all out for just 99 runs in 19.2 overs. In response to an easy target, the Scorchers also lost their opener in the second ball of the chase. Luke Ronchi got out for a golden duck. But after that, they didn’t lose any wickets and chased down the target in 14.1 overs, making 103/1 to win by 7 wickets.
1. Sydney Thunder (94 all out) vs Hobart Hurricanes in 2014
For the Sydney Thunder, the lowest score came in the 2014 season, when they took on the Hobart Hurricanes at Hobart Stadium. The Hurricanes won the toss and decided to bat first. Ben Dunk got them off to a flying start, hitting all of the opposition bowlers all over the place. He was unfortunate to miss a well-deserved century by four runs and got out. Dunk made 96 off 54 balls.
The Hurricanes made a score of 167/5 in their first innings. For the Thunder, they had a poor batting display in their chase. It started with losing the first two wickets for just 9 runs. They couldn’t keep the run rate under control and got dismissed in just 16.4 overs. The Thunder registered their lowest BBL total of 94 runs in that inning, losing the game by 73 runs.
Lowest Score in BBL by Sydney Thunder
|94||16.4||2||Hurricanes||Hobart||11 Jan 2014|
|99||19.2||1||Scorchers||Sydney||11 Jan 2012|
|101||15.3||2||Strikers||Sydney||18 Jan 2017|
|104/6||20.0||2||Heat||Brisbane||17 Jan 2012|
|106/8||20.0||1||Stars||Sydney||17 Jan 2015|
|110||17.4||2||Strikers||Adelaide||22 Dec 2017|
|113/9||20.0||1||Scorchers||Perth||4 Jan 2013|
|113||19.1||2||Renegades||Melbourne (Docklands)||30 Jan 2019|
|114/6||20.0||1||Renegades||Melbourne (Docklands)||30 Dec 2014|
|116/7||20.0||1||Renegades||Sydney||14 Dec 2012|