The Sydney Thunder have collapsed to the bottom rating in skilled T20 cricket after they had been rolled for simply 15 by the Adelaide Strikers of their BBL conflict at Sydney Showgrounds on Friday evening.
5 Thunder stars – together with England’s one-day opener Alex Hales – made geese, and high scorer Brendan Doggett made simply 4.
The Strikers used simply three bowlers – Matt Quick took 1-1 from his single over. Whereas Wes Agar additionally picked up 4-6 from his two overs.
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However the day belonged to Henry Thornton, who on his twenty sixth birthday ripped via the Thunder to take 5-3 from simply 17 balls.
The Thunder’s 15 takes the mantle as lowest ever T20 rating from the Turkish nationwide facet, who had been rolled for 21 by the Czech Republic in 2019.
The Thunder are coached by Trevor Bayliss – who simply final month coached England to victory within the T20 World Cup.
The Thunders’ woeful efficiency left commentators and pundits alike in complete disbelief.
“Take a screencap of that – because you’ll never, ever see this again,” Fox Cricket commentator Dan Ginnane stated after the ninth wicket fell.
As Fazalhaq Farooqi walked to the crease with the rating at 14, the Thunder wanted to make one other 43 simply to keep away from the embarrassment of getting the bottom Massive Bash rating in historical past, set by the Renegades in 2015.
“I’ve never seen a game of cricket like this ever,” Brett Lee stated in commentary for Fox Cricket.
The sport would finish one ball after that assertion, as Thornton took his fifth wicket – and the tenth of the innings.
“I don’t know what they’re going to say in the change rooms, but that’s very, very embarrassing for the Sydney Thunder – they’ve been absolutely drilled,” Lee stated.
“The bowling from the Strikers was spot on.”
His outdated teammate Brad Haddin agreed.
“There was some poor dismissals in there, but what it was, it was just quality fast bowling – it was intimidating, they found the edges, and were backed up by the fielding,” he stated.
It did not begin badly for the Thunder. After shedding the toss and being thrown the ball, they restricted the Strikers to simply 139 from their 20 overs.
Farooqi was the decide of the bowlers with 3-20 from his 4 overs, with Gurinder Sandhu, Daniel Sams and Doggett all selecting up two every.
However that was pretty much as good because it bought.
They misplaced Matt Gilkes within the first over. Rilee Rossouw and Sangha then fell within the second.
Within the third over, Hales and Sams had been dismissed, earlier than Alex Ross adopted within the fourth.
Chris Inexperienced and Sandhu departed within the fifth, earlier than Ollie Davies and Doggett collapsed within the sixth to finish a historic evening. It was additionally the shortest accomplished innings – the place a workforce had been bowled out – in T20 historical past.
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