Week 4 My Review (KFC BBL 2019/20)
Week 4 of the Big Bash was unbelievably good to watch from a viewer’s perspective. There was a total of 10 games in 7 days, with at least 1 game every day and 3 days containing 2 games in them. The highlight of the week came at the end with Marcus Stoinis hitting an unbelievable 147 not out for the Stars against the Sixers!
Monday January 6th
Thunder v Heat
Tom Banton and Chris Lynn added 90 runs for the 1st wicket for the Heat. The Thunder reached a remarkable total of 119 for the loss of 4 wickets, which was unbelievable as it was from a reduced 9 overs! Due to the Duckworth/Lewis method being applied the Heat were forced to chase a reduced total from just 5 overs. Predictably the Heat lost the game; they failed by just 16 runs as calculated by the Duckworth/Lewis method.
Tuesday January 7th
Renegades v Scorchers
The Renegades made a good start with Sam Harper and Beau Webster adding 71 runs for the 4th wicket to help them reach 175 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Jhye Richardson was the pick of the Scorchers bowlers with 3 for 22 from 4 overs, including a maiden over! The Scorchers made sure they reached the total of 176 runs set for them to chase; their opening batsmen combined for a partnership of 101 runs and that set the platform for the Scorchers to claim victory.
Wednesday January 8th
Strikers v Sixers
All 5 of the Sixers bowlers claimed at least 1 wicket, with Tom Curran the pick of the bowlers with 4 wickets! The Strikers also bowled well; 4 of the 5 bowlers they used took at least 1 wicket, with Rashid Khan taking 4 wickets, but it wasn’t enough with the Sixers winning by 2 wickets.
Stars v Thunder
The Thunder were restricted to 145 runs for the loss of 5 wickets, mainly thanks to Haris Rauf taking 3 for 23. The Stars cruised to a 6 wicket win, mainly thanks to Glenn Maxwell, who made a quick half century.
Thursday January 9th
Heat v Hurricanes
The Hurricanes reached 126 runs, mainly thanks to 61 runs from Matthew Wade, who performed extremely well. It was a team effort from the Heat with the bowl, with 5 of 6 bowlers used claiming at least 1 wicket. The Heat were 5 for 71, in reply, mainly due to Hurricanes bowler Scott Boland taking 3 wickets. Jimmy Peirson put on an unbeaten 60 run partnership for the 6th wicket to help the Heat claim a win by 5 wickets.
Friday January 10th
Renegades v Stars
The Renegades reached a fairly defendable total of 168 runs, which they reached for the loss of 7 wickets. Shaun Marsh was the standout with the bat for the Renegades; Marsh finished with 63 runs. The Stars bowlers struggled to keep the Renegades run rate down. Thankfully for the Stars they had Glenn Maxwell to count on with the bat, Maxwell finished with an incredible 7 sixes, to guide the Stars to a 7 wicket win.
Saturday January 11th
Thunder v Hurricanes
The Hurricanes did reasonably well to reach a total of 166 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. For the Thunder Daniel Sams and Chris Morris both took 2 wickets. They managed to chase down the target set for them with 4 wickets in hand.
Scorchers v Heat
The unbeaten 4th wicket partnership of 124 runs for the Scorchers between Mitch Marsh and Cameron Bancroft proved decisive as the Scorchers claimed victory by 34 runs, despite the fact that the Heat had 2 wickets in hand. 4 of the 6 Scorchers bowlers took at least a wicket.
Sunday January 12th
Strikers v Renegades
The Strikers reached 173 runs for the loss of 6 wickets, thanks to a 5th wicket partnership of 80 runs between Jonathan Wells and Matthew Short. Daniel Christian was the only 1 of the 6 Renegades bowlers not to claim a wicket. The Strikers won by 63 runs thanks to good bowling by their bowlers.
Stars v Sixers
The Stars won the game comfortably mainly thanks to Marcus Stoinis amassing 147 runs not out with the Stars setting a target of 221 runs that proved to be insurmountable for the Sixers, understandably!