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Sydney Thunder - Record Lowest T20 Total

In the fifth game of the BBL 12, the hosts Sydney Thunder not only suffered a 124-run defeat against Adelaide Strikers but were also bundled out for the record-lowest T20 total – 15 runs.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 17.12.2022
Sydney Thunder - Record Lowest T20 Total

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Just in the fifth game of the BBL 12, Sydney Thunder experienced a shocking result, where the hosts not only suffered a 124-run defeat against Adelaide Strikers but were also bundled out for the record-lowest T20 total – 15 runs.

It was the second game in the BBL 12 for both Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder, while Thunder also started their home-game journey in this BBL season through this game. Both teams’ confidences were strong due to their wins in their respective tournament openers.

Strikers’ captain Peter Siddle chose to bat first at Sydney Showground Stadium (Sydney) after winning the toss in that historic T20 match. However, the Strikers struggled in the first innings and scored 139/9 in 20 overs, majorly thanks to Chris Lynn (36) and Colin de Grandhomme (33). Apart from Gurinder Sandhu (2/28), Daniel Sams (2/23) and Brendan Doggett’s (2/25) two wickets each, Fazalhaq Farooqi also scalped three wickets (3/20).  


Sydney Thunder: For the 1st time, all the 11 batters failed to manage 5 runs in a T20 innings

In reply, Thunder were bundled out for just 15 runs in only 5.5 overs as their highest scorer was the no.10 batter Brendan Doggett (4). Doggett was also the only batter in that innings to hit a boundary.

It was the 17th time in T20 history when all the 11 batters failed to reach 10 runs in an innings, but the very first time in T20 cricket history when all the 11 batters, along with the extras, failed to manage at least 5 runs in an innings.   

While Henry Thornton had the bowling figures of 2.3-1-3-5, and Wes Agar ended with the bowling figures of 2-0-6-4, Matthew Short also bagged one wicket in his only over in the match (1/5). Thornton’s 5/3 are now the fourth-best bowling figures in BBL history. 


Top 5 lowest T20 totals (only completed innings)

Team

Score (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

Sydney Thunder

15 (5.5)

Adelaide Strikers

Sydney

16/12/2022

Turkey

21 (8.3)

Czech Republic

Ilfov County

30/08/2019

Lesotho

26 (12.4)

Uganda

Kigali

19/10/2021

Turkey

28 (11.3)

Luxembourg

Ilfov County

29/08/2019

Thailand

30 (13.1)

Malaysia

Bangi

04/07/2022

Mali

30 (12.3)

Rwanda

Kigali

24/11/2022

Tripura

30 (11.1)

Jharkhand

Dhanbad

20/10/2009

Mali

30 (10.4)

Kenya

Kigali

20/11/2022

 


Top 5 lowest BBL totals (only completed innings)

Team

Score (Overs)

Opposition

Venue

Date

Sydney Thunder

15 (5.5)

Adelaide Strikers

Sydney

16/12/2022

Melbourne Renegades

57 (12.4)

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne (Docklands)

03/01/2015

Melbourne Renegades

60 (10.4)

Sydney Sixers

Hobart

13/12/2020

Melbourne Stars

61 (11.1)

Sydney Sixers

Sydney

05/12/2021

Adelaide Strikers

68 (14.2)

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne

15/01/2021

 


Shortest T20 innings


Also, Thunder’s 35-ball innings were recorded as the shortest innings in T20 cricket history.


Top 5 shortest T20 innings (only completed innings)


Team

Score (Overs)

Balls faced

Opposition

Venue

Date

Sydney Thunder

15 (5.5)

35

Adelaide Strikers

Sydney

16/12/2022

Turkey

21 (8.3)

51

Czech Republic

Ilfov County

30/08/2019

Mohammedan

45 (8.4)

52

Prime Bank

Sylhet

26/12/2013

Turkey

32 (8.5)

53

Austria

Ilfov County

31/08/2019

Bangladesh

76 (9.3)

57

New Zealand

Auckland

01/04/2021

 

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