BBL 12: Week 6- In case you missed it!

Facts and Figures

Average Runs Scored batting first: There was an average of 165.67 runs per team that batted first in nine games.
Average Runs Scored batting second: There was an average of 143 runs per team that batted second in nine games.
Highlight: The result of the opening game of the week was decided off the last ball of the final over of the game, with the result in the game between the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars a defining one!
Average Wickets bowling first: There was an average of 6.33 wickets per team that bowled first in nine games.
Average Wickets bowling second: There was an average of 5.44 wickets per team that bowled second in nine games.
Week 6 (In a Nutshell): In week 6 the team that batted first won five out of nine games. Find out what transpired in week 6.

Game One of Nine (Mon, 16 Jan)

Melbourne Stars (7 for 159 from 20 overs batting first) v Brisbane Heat (7 for 160 from 20 overs batting second: Brisbane Heat won by three wickets with no balls remaining)
Renshaw gets Heat finals hopes alive off last ball!
Facts and Figures: There were three Melbourne Stars batsmen that scored 26 runs or more, with Nick Larkin top scoring with 58 runs from 36 balls. Michael Neser was the pick of the Brisbane bowlers with 4 for 25 from 4 overs. The Brisbane Heat won the game thanks to Matt Renshaw who scored 90 not out from 56 balls. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the only Melbourne Stars bowler to have an economy rat of under 7.25 runs per over with figure of 1 for 22 from 4 overs.
Pivotal Moment: The Brisbane Heat needed four runs off the final ball of the game and Matt Renshaw delivered, with the bowler for Melbourne Stars, Beau Webster.
Melbourne Stars Game Changers: Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nick Larkin
Brisbane Heat Game Changers: Michael Neser, Matt Renshaw

Game Two of Nine (Tue, 17 Jan)

Sydney Sixers (5 for 203 from 20 overs batting first) v Adelaide Strikers (10 for 144 batting second: Sydney Sixers won by 59 runs)
Sixers claim morale lifting win
Facts and Figures: Steven Smith made 101 runs from 56 balls, became the first Sydney Sixers player to score a century in T20 cricket. Only three out of seven Adelaide Strikers bowlers took at least one wicket. Matthew Short and Alex Carey batted well for them. Four out of five Sydney Sixers bowlers took at least one wicket. Ben Dwarshuis and Todd Murphy took three wickets each.
Pivotal Moment: Matthew Short of the Adelaide Strikers was dismissed for 40, which made the score 2 for 58 from 6.4 overs. The bowler that dismissed him was Todd Murphy and Kurtis Patterson took the catch.
Sydney Sixers Game Changers: Ben Dwarshuis, Todd Murphy, Steven Smith
Adelaide Strikers Game Changer: Matthew Short

Game Three of Nine (Wed, 18 Jan)

Perth Scorchers (3 for 147 from 17.3 overs batting second) v Hobart Hurricanes (9 for 146 from 20 overs batting first: Perth Scorchers won by seven wickets with 15 balls remaining)
Scorchers continue good run of form
Facts and Figures: The Hobart Hurricanes had five batsmen score at least 18 runs. Five out of six Perth Scorchers bowlers took at least a wicket. Aaron Hardie top scored for the Perth Scorchers with 90 not out from 62 balls. Only two out of six Hobart Hurricanes bowlers took at least a wicket.
Pivotal Moment: The Hobert Hurricanes dangerman Tim David was dismissed for 20 runs from the bowling of Perth Scorchers bowler Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye took the catch. The wicket made the Hobart Hurricanes score 5 for 64 from 9.1 overs.
Perth Scorchers Game Changer: Aaron Hardie
Hobart Hurricanes Game Changer: None

Game Four of Nine (Thu, 19 Jan)

Sydney Thunder (2 for 144 from 18.3 overs batting second) v Melbourne Renegades (9 for 142 from 20 overs batting first: Sydney Thunder won by eight wickets with nine balls remaining)
Thunder claim what could be a crucial victory in their quest to play finals
Facts and Figures: The standout for the Melbourne Renegades with the bat was Will Sutherland who made 42 not out from 23 balls. Five out of six Sydney Thunder bowlers took at least one wicket. Matthew Gilkes was their best batsman with 74 not out from 55 balls. Debutant, Corey Rocchiccioli took two wickets; he was the only only one out of six Sydney Thunder bowlers that took a wicket.
Pivotal Moment: Martin Guptill of the Melbourne Renegades was dismissed for 30 runs, which made the score 3 for 68 from 9.5 overs. He was bowled by Sydney Thunder bowler Daniel Sams.
Sydney Thunder Game Changer: Matthew Gilkes
Melbourne Renegades Game Changer: Corey Rocchiccioli

Game Five of Nine (Fri, 20 Jan)

Adelaide Strikers (10 for 92 from 17 overs batting first) v Perth Scorchers (3 for 94 from 11.1 overs batting second: Perth Scorchers won by seven wickets with 53 balls remaining)
Strikers finals hopes dealt blow as they continue to slump
Facts and Figures: Adam Hose top scored for the Adelaide Strikers with 30 runs. Three of the Perth Scorchers bowlers took three wickets each! The Perth Scorchers recovered from being 2 for 34 from 4.3 overs. Aaron Hardie top scored with 43 runs. Cameron Boyce was the only Adelaide Strikers bowler to take a wicket, as he took two wickets and the other wicket was that fell was a run out.
Pivotal Moment: Adelaide Strikers dangerman Matthew Short was dismissed for one run, bowled by Perth Scorchers bowler, David Payne.
Adelaide Strikers Game Changer: None
Perth Scorchers Game Changers: Aaron Hardie, Peter Hatzoglou, Lance Morris, David Payne

Game Six of Nine (Fri, 20 Jan)

Brisbane Heat (6 for 162 from 20 overs batting first) v Hobart Hurricanes (6 for 150 from 20 overs batting second: Brisbane Heat won by 12 runs)
Heat continue their revival
Facts and Figures: Three Brisbane Heat batsmen made at least 28 runs. Joel Paris was the pick of the Hobart Hurricanes bowlers as he took 2 for 15 from 4 overs. Tim David was the standout for the Hobart Hurricanes with the bat as he was 44 not out from 27 balls. Michael Neser was the pick of the Brisbane Heat bowlers with 3 for 27 from 4 overs.
Pivotal Moment: Matthew Wade was out for 45 runs from 37 balls, which made the Hobart Hurricanes score 4 for 86 from 12.1 overs. Brisbane Heat wicketkeeper, Jimmy Peirson took the catch off the bowling of James Bazley.
Brisbane Heat Game Changers: Michael Neser, Matt Renshaw
Hobart Hurricanes Game Changer: Joel Paris

Game Seven of Nine: Reduced to 19 overs (Sat, 21 Jan)

Sydney Sixers (2 for 187 from 19 overs batting first) v Sydney Thunder (10 for 62 from 14.4 overs batting second: Sydney Sixers won by 125 runs)
Sixers peaking at the right time
Facts and Figures: Steven Smith of the Sydney Sixers made it two centuries in a row. His score of 125 not out was the fifth highest in BBL history. Guriner Sandhu was the only Sydney Thunder player to take a wicket, as he claimed both wickets that fell. Only two Sydney Thunder batsmen reached double figures. Four out of the five Sydney Sixers bowlers that bowled took at least one wicket.
Pivotal Moment: Sydney Thunder dangerman Matthew Gilkes was dismissed for one run. It made the score 1 for 3 from 1.3 overs. Sydney Sixers bowler Sean Abbott took the wicket and Jordan Silk took the catch.
Sydney Sixers Game Changer: Steven Smith
Sydney Thunder Game Changer: None

Game Eight of Nine (Sun, 22 Jan)

Brisbane Heat (4 for 188 from 20 overs batting first) v Melbourne Stars (3 for 184 from 20 overs batting second: Brisbane Heat won by four runs)
Heat in a good run of form
Facts and Figures: At one stage the Brisbane Heat were 4 for 55 from 6.5 overs. They didn’t lose any more wickets as Sam Hain and Jimmy Peirson combined for an unbeaten 133 run partnership. Beau Webster was the pick of the bowlers with 0 for 21 from 4 overs. The five Melbourne Stars batsmen that went to the crease made at least 25 runs each, but they still lost the game! Mitchell Swepson was the pick of the bowlers for the Brisbane Heat with 2 for 23 from 4 overs.
Pivotal Moment: Thomas Rogers was dismissed for 41 runs from 20 balls, which made the Melbourne Stars score 1 for 55 from 4.5 overs. James Bazley was the Brisbane Heat bowler that took the wicket, while Mitchell Swepson took the catch.
Brisbane Heat Game Changers: Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson, Mitchell Swepson
Melbourne Stars Game Changer: Thomas Rogers

Game Nine of Nine (Sun, 22 Jan)

Perth Scorchers (5 for 212 from 20 overs batting first) v Melbourne Renegades (5 for 202 from 20 overs batting second: Perth Scorchers won by ten runs)
Scorchers top of the table!
Facts and Figures: Cameron Bancroft was the top scorer for the Perth Scorchers with 95 not out from 50 balls. Three out of six Melbourne Renegades bowlers took at least one wicket. Aaron Finch was their top scorer with 76 not out from 35 balls. The pick of the bowlers was David Payne who took 1 for 31 from 4 overs.
Pivotal Moment: Shaun Marsh of the Melbourne Renegades was out for 54 runs from 34 balls, which made the score 3 for 85 from 10.5 overs. He was out, bowled, by David Payne of the Perth Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers Game Changer: Cameron Bancroft
Melbourne Renegades Game Changer: Aaron Finch

 

 

 

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