Week 4 My Review (KFC BBL 2018/19)
Week 4 of the Big Bash was once again entertaining and intriguing to watch. Find out why!
Monday January 7th
Renegades v Hurricanes
This was simply a quality game of cricket; it substantiates why the popularity of T20 cricket is growing. The Hurricanes were 3 for 11 early on in their innings, but they fought back to post a respectable score of 145 for the loss of 5 wickets. George Bailey was outstanding with 70 not out. In reply, the Renegades took until the final over to score the winning runs, despite only losing 4 wickets.
Tuesday January 8th
Thunder v Heat
The Heat batted first, with Brendon Mccullum and Chris Lynn staring both making half centuries in quick time. Despite collapsing, losing 6 wickets in a short period, the Heat reached an impressive 186 for the loss of 8 wickets. The Heat won the game by 15 runs, due to the Duckworth Lewis method of determining the result being implemented.
Wednesday January 9th
Stars v Scorchers
The Starts batted first and reached an impressive 64 runs without the loss of a wicket, however they failed to capitalise on that start making 146 runs even though they only lost 6 wickets. The Stars being restricted to a respectable score can be attributed mostly to the bowling effort of AJ Tye, who took 4 wickets at a run rate of under 5 runs per over! The Scorchers opening partnership between Cameron Bancroft and Michael Klinger set the scene for the run chase with the pair putting on 75 runs until the dismissal of Klinger. That opening stand proved to be enough to help the Scorchers reach the target set by the Stars with 6 wickets in hand.
Thursday January 10th
Heat v Renegades
The Renegades restricted the Heat to a respectable total thanks to 4 of the 6 bowlers used by them taking at least 1 wicket. For the Heat, Brendon Mccullum was impressive as he managed to notch 50 runs to give the Heat bowlers 144 runs to defend. All 4 batsmen for the Renegades reached double figures; they managed to reach the target set with 8 wickets in hand.
Friday January 11th
Strikers v Stars
The Strikers were in a bit of trouble early at 2 for 21. Travis Head and Colin Ingram combined for a 74 run 3rd wicket stand. Liam Plunkett restricted the total some what with 4 wickets. In reply, the Stars were 0 for 50 from just over 5 overs and effectively cruising, despite chasing a big target. The Stars lost their way with the bat losing 10 for 87, with all 6 Strikers bowlers used except for Travis Head taking a minimum of 1 wicket, with the Stars squandering an opportunity to obtain a win interstate.
Sunday January 13th
Thunder v Strikers
The Thunder put on 77 runs for the 3rd wicket. Watson was the top scorer for the Thunder with an impressive 68 runs. The Thunder scored 168 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. In response Colin Ingram was the batsman who showed the most resistance with 48 runs. All 7 Thunder bowlers used took at least 1 wicket, which contributed to the Thunder having a comprehensive victory.
Renegades v Heat
The Heat batted well from the start of their innings to its completion accumulating an impressive 192 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. With the bowl the Heat were equally as clinical with 5 of the 6 Heat bowlers used taking a minimum of 1 wicket, to help the Heat edge closer to the top 4.
Scorchers v Sixers
All 7 Sixers batsmen that batted reached double figures; they reached a respectable 177 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. In reply Cameron Bancroft was the star for the Scorchers, as he made 87 not out. The Scorchers cruised to victory with 7 wickets in hand.
Also published on Medium.