Facts and Figures
Average Score Batting 1st: 170.4 runs per team.
Average Wickets Taken Bowling 1st: 6.2 wickets per team.
Average Games Won Batting 1st: Two of five games were won by teams batting 1st; that’s an average of 40%.
BBL Week One (In a Nutshell): There was a mix of close games and one sided ones in the 1st week of BBL 10.
Tuesday (Only Game)
Sydney Thunder (3 for 156- Batting 2nd) v Perth Scorchers (5 for 152- Batting 1st)
Scorchers Have Work to do
Facts and Figures: The Thunder won the game fairly comfortably in the end by 7 wickets with 3 balls to spare.
Pivotal Moment: Ashton Turner was batting well until he got out for 23 runs off 14 balls. It made the score 4 for 73 off 11 overs.
Sydney Thunder Game Changer: Callum Ferguson
Perth Scorchers Game Changer: Mitch Marsh
Wednesday (Only Game)
Brisbane Heat (9 for 148- Batting 2nd) v Adelaide Strikers (6 for 150- Batting 1st)
The Heat Give the Strikers a Giant Fright!
Facts and Figures: This game ebbed and flawed as far as who had the ascendancy. It was a thoroughly entertaining contest. The Strikers won by 2 runs!
Pivotal Moment: Tom Cooper was given out LBW wrongly, because he got a bat on the ball. It meant that the Brisbane Heat were 6 for 58 from 11.2 overs.
Brisbane Heat Game Changer: Jimmy Peirson
Adelaide Strikers Game Changer: Danny Briggs
Saturday (Game One of Two)
Sydney Thunder (8 for 209- Batting 1st) v Melbourne Renegades (80 All Out from 12.2 Overs- Batting 2nd)
Thunder Obliterate the Renegades!
Facts and Figures: The Thunder won the game comfortably, by 129 runs to be exact.
Pivotal Moment: The wicket of Aaron Finch, which made the Renegades score 3 for 33!
Sydney Thunder Game Changer: Tanveer Sangha
Melbourne Renegades Game Changer: None
Saturday (Game Two of Two)
Sydney Sixers (9 for 194 from 19.5 Overs- Batting 2nd) v Melbourne Stars (5 for 193- Batting 1st)
Sixers Hit Too Many 6’s!
Facts and Figures: There was a total of 26 6’s hit by both teams combined. The Sixers won the game by just 1 wicket, batting 2nd.
Pivotal Moments: The seven 6’s that Daniel Hughes hit!
Sydney Sixers Game Changer: Daniel Hughes
Melbourne Stars Game Changer: Nicholas Pooran
Sunday (Only Game)
Brisbane Heat (6 for 152 from 17.2 Overs- Batting 2nd) v Hobart Hurricanes (7 for 148 – Batting 1st)
Heat Inaugural Win of BBL 10!
Facts and Figures: The Brisbane Heat won their 1st game of BBL 10. They won the game by 4 wickets with 16 balls to spare. James Faulkner suffered an injury after bowling 1.4 overs.
Pivotal Moment: Lewis Gregory took the wicket of D’Arcy Short for 27 runs. It made the Hurricanes score 2 for 54.
Brisbane Heat Game Changer: Lewis Gregory
Hobart Hurricanes Game Changer: D’Arcy Short