BBL 10 (Week Two- Hits and Misses)

Facts and Figures

Average Score Batting 1st: 163.2 runs per team.
Average Wickets Taken Bowling 1st: 6.4 wickets per team.
Average Games Won Batting 1stOnly one out of four games was won by the team batting 1st. The other game was no result between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Stars. That’s an average of 25% of teams!
BBL Week Two (In a Nutshell): It’s clearly easier batting 2nd to win games, based on Week Two of BBL 10.

Monday (Only Game)

Sydney Thunder (6 for 180- Batting 2nd) v Brisbane Heat (6 for 178- Batting 1st)
Daniel Sams Makes the Heat Look Bland!
Facts and Figures: The match should have been over, with the Thunder struggling at 3 for 22. The difference between the two teams was Daniel Sams. It wasn’t that the Heat were bad. They lost the game by 4 wickets, in the end with 7 balls to spare.
Pivotal Moments: The seven 6’s that Daniel Sams hit.
Sydney Thunder Game Changer: Daniel Sams
Brisbane Heat Game Changer: Chris Lynn

Tuesday (Only Game)

Hobart Hurricanes (146- All Out- Batting 1st) v Adelaide Strikers (5 for 147- Batting 2nd)
Hurricanes Fail to Pass the Test as they Didn’t Produce Their Best
Facts and Figures: The Hurricanes performance wasn’t up to their usual standard. They lost the game by 5 wickets with 8 balls to spare.
Pivotal Moment: Wes Agar of the Strikers got the wicket of Colin Ingram of the Hurricanes. That caused the Hurricanes to lose their last six wickets for 30 runs.
Hobart Hurricanes Game Changer: Ben McDermott
Adelaide Strikers Game Changer: Peter Siddle

Wednesday (Only Game)

Perth Scorchers (6 for 158 from 17 overs- Batting 1st) v Melbourne Stars (1 for 10 from 1.1 overs of a possible 6 overs- Batting 2nd)
No Result
Facts and Figures: There was no result in this game so both teams shared the points.
Pivotal Moment: Nic Maddinson of the Stars got the wicket of Colin Munro. It made the Perth Scorchers score, 5 for 142. What it meant was the Scorchers only scored 16 runs from the last 18 balls of their innings.
Perth Scorchers Game Changer: Colin Munro
Melbourne Stars Game Changer: Nic Maddinson

 Saturday (Only Game)

Hurricanes Fairly Comfortably Beat the Renegades
Hobart Hurricanes (4 for 161- Batting 2nd) v Melbourne Renegades (5 for 157- Batting 1st)
Facts and Figures: The Hurricanes won the game by six wickets with 14 balls remaining. The game was a reasonably entertaining contest.
Pivotal Moment: James Faulkner claimed the wicket of Shaun Marsh in the third ball of the game.
Hobart Hurricanes Game Changer: Ben McDermott
Melbourne Renegades Game Changer: Rilee Rossouw

Sunday (Only Game)

Sydney Sixers (5 for 177- Batting 1st) v Adelaide Strikers (7 for 139- Batting 2nd)
Sixers Give Strikers a lot of Grief!
Facts and Figures: The Sixers won by 38 runs.
Pivotal Moment: Daniel Christian got the 1st wicket when the Strikers were 0 for 52 off 4.2 overs. Daniel Christian played an outstanding game. He was the difference between the two teams.
Sydney Sixers Game Changer: Daniel Christian
Adelaide Strikers Game Changer: Daniel Worrall

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