Sydney Thunder was bowled out for 15 runs against Adelaide Strikers in Sydney on Friday, resulting in an embarrassing 124-run loss in a BBL game (December 16). Thunder also had the disgrace of posting the lowest-ever total in professional T20 cricket history. Turkey’s previous low was 21 against Czech Republic in August 2019.
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Sydney Thunder register record low in loss to Strikers, 15 all-out
On expected lines, none of Thunder’s batters reached double digits with a score of only 15. Brendan Doggett, batting at No.10, led the team in scoring with four, while extras and Rilee Rossouw each contributed three. In fact, one of Doggett’s four runs was an inside-edged boundary off Wes Agar, which drew a standing ovation from the crowd. Thunder’s slide began in the first over, when Matthew Gikes was caught by Matthew Short.
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The real damage, however, was done in the second and third overs, when they lost four wickets in total to fall to 9 for 5. Following that, Alex Ross was dismissed in the fourth over by Henry Thornton, who, along with Agar, continued to rip through the heart of Thunder’s batting to bowl them out in the sixth over, the shortest completed innings in men’s T20 history. Thornton finished with an incredible five-for-three record. Agar also ended up with four for six results.
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Earlier, experienced batter Chirs Lynn (36) and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme (33) guided Strikers to a fighting total of 139 in 20 overs. Fazalhaq Farooqi took three wickets, while Daniel Sams, Sandhu, and Doggett each took two.
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