Week 5 My Review (KFC BBL 2019/20)
Week 5 of the Big Bash was exciting to watch with many intriguing games. There was a total of 10 games in 7 days for the 2nd week in a row. Find out what transpired!
Monday January 13th
Hurricanes v Scorchers
The Scorchers reached an impressive 175 runs for the loss of 7 wickets, thanks to a 3rd wicket partnership of 109 runs between Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh. All 5 of the Hurricanes bowlers claimed at least 1 wicket. In reply the Hurricanes were bowled out for 98 runs! The pick of the Scorchers bowlers was Jhye Richardson with 4 wickets.
Tuesday January 14th
Heat v Strikers
The Strikers would be disappointed in their performance in this game as they only reached 110 runs. James Pattinson was a standout with 5 wickets for the Heat. The Heat reached the total set by the Strikers for the loss of just 3 wickets. It was Ab de Villiers 1st game in BBL09 and he didn’t disappoint as he was impressive, reaching 40 runs.
Wednesday January 15th
Thunder v Renegades
The Renegades claimed their 1st win of the tournament, in a fairly impressive display, winning the game by 12 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method. Sam Harper was man of the match with 52 runs and Renegades Captain Daniel Christian claimed 3 wickets.
Scorchers v Stars
There was only ever 1 team that was going to win this game; the Stars. The Scorchers were bowled out for 86 and the Stars reached the target set by the Scorchers with 8 wickets in hand.
Thursday January 16th
Sixers v Hurricanes
It was a bad result for the Hurricanes as they were forced to share the points due to the game being called off due to rain, but from the perspective of the well being of the general public it was good to see rain falling.
Friday January 17th
Strikers v Heat
The Heat were restricted to just 100 runs. All 6 bowlers used by the Strikers claimed at least 1 wicket. Ab de Villiers reached just 2 runs. Rashid Khan took a brilliant catch to remove the Heat Captain, Chris Lynn.
Saturday January 18th
Stars v Scorchers
The Scorchers did well to restrict the Stars to 141 runs for the loss of 6 wickets. Matthew Kelly took 3 wickets for the Scorchers. Unfortunately, the Scorchers were unable to chase a target that they would have believed they could have reached and lost the game by 10 runs.
Thunder v Sixers
The Sixers recorded the 5th lowest score in BBL history, reaching 76 runs, which they would be disappointed with, as they lost all 10 wickets. The Thunder won a rain affected game by 4 runs according to the Duckworth/Lewis method of deciding the result.
Sunday January 19th
Hurricanes v Strikers
The Strikers reached an impressive 186 for the loss of 5 wickets. For the Strikers Travis Head and Jonathan Wells combined for a 97 run partnership for the 3rd wicket. Scott Boland took 2 wickets for the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes lost the game by 10 runs.
Heat v Renegades
The Renegades reached a more than respectable 164 for the loss of 6 wickets. In reply the Heat were in control at none for 84 until they lost 10 for 36.