Big Bash League 2015/16

Ljp86

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So the Scorchers set a number of records tonight in their chase of the Renegades' 4/170. The Scorchers chased the target without losing a wicket, reaching 0/171 from 18.3 overs. The partnership between Shaun Marsh and Michael Klinger was the second highest in Australian T20 domestic history and second highest for the first wicket.

The match was also the first time in BBL history that a team has chased a total without losing a wicket and was the highest score chased down without losing a wicket beating the 0.165 which was set in the Pakistan Super League earlier this year.


BBL Ladder after Game 13

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Teams                M  W  L  T  N/R  Pts  Net RR

Sydney Thunder       3  3  -  -   -     6  +1.155  
Perth Scorchers      3  2  1  -   -     4  +0.754  
Sydney Sixers        4  2  2  -   -     4  +0.708  
Adelaide Strikers    3  2  1  -   -     4  -0.081
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Hobart Hurricanes    3  2  1  -   -     4  -1.000  
Melbourne Stars      3  1  2  -   -     2  -0.082  
Melbourne Renegades  3  1  2  -   -     2  -0.290  
Brisbane Heat        4  -  4  -   -     -  -1.107

Sydney Thunder remain undefeated while the Scorchers move into second place after their win. The Sixers and Strikers play in a huge game tomorrow, the loser of that game will find themselves right back to the chasing pack as we head into the new year.



WBBL Ladder after Game 29

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Teams                M  W  L  T  N/R  Pts  NET RR
   
Hobart Hurricanes    7  6  1  -   -    12  +0.635   
Brisbane Heat       10  6  4  -   -    12  +0.272   
Sydney Thunder       7  5  2  -   -    10  +0.564   
Perth Scorchers     10  5  5  -   -    10  +0.158   
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Melbourne Stars      7  4  3  -   -     8  +0.208   
Adelaide Strikers    5  1  4  -   -     2  -0.465   
Melbourne Renegades  5  1  4  -   -     2  -0.505   
Sydney Sixers        7  1  6  -   -     2  -1.373


Hobart Hurriances are on a roll in the WBBL with Brisbane Heat also not doing too badly either after banking 10 games early on in the tournament. The Thunder and Stars also find themselves in good positions with another seven matches to play each while the Scorchers are on the bubble at the moment. Things arent as rosy for the Strikers, Renegades and Sixers but each of those sides still have a number of games to play to make up some ground.
 

Ljp86

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The Strikers won a great game against the Sixers on New Year's Eve with Travis Head hitting a match winning century to bring the Strikers back from the brink. The Hurricanes accounted for the previously unbeaten Thunder yesterday to ring in the new year on a winning note.

In the double-header today, Melbourne Stars defeated Melbourne Renegades in the Melbourne derby which saw a record 80,883 fans attend the game which is absolutely phenomenal for a domestic T20 match. After that, the Scorchers brushed aside the Sixers at the WACA in a game which started almost 10 minutes late due to the Stars/Renegades fixture finishing behind schedule.

Tomorrow the Heat host the Thunder is what is a must win game for Brisbane while the Hurricanes host the Renegades down in Hobart on Monday.
 
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Gurinder Sandhu had a tough day at the office vs Bris from memory the other night......

Conditions weren't great I'll concede, but he looked out of his depth.

Did anyone see him batting against Shaun Tait the other night? He clearly didn't fancy it, creeping out to square leg as Tait charged in.

Doubt he'll play for Aus again.

Harsh or fair? I'm the first to admit an anti NSW bias!
 

Ljp86

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Gurinder Sandhu had a tough day at the office vs Bris from memory the other night......

Conditions weren't great I'll concede, but he looked out of his depth.

Did anyone see him batting against Shaun Tait the other night? He clearly didn't fancy it, creeping out to square leg as Tait charged in.

Doubt he'll play for Aus again.

Harsh or fair? I'm the first to admit an anti NSW bias!
I think you're being a bit harsh.

The weather up there wasn't great, if they were playing any other sort of game they would have been off the ground well before then. The rain certainly had an effect on the pitch which became slippery and both Sandhu nor Russell could bowl at full pace. I think at one point they tried to get sawdust for the bowling crease but the umpire told them to get on with it. In my opinion I think Sandhu has a future at the next level, mostly as a one-day bowler but he does have the potential to play tests. Got to remember as well he's only 22.

As for his batting he is capable of better. He seems to back away a lot and tries to hit through the off side which is unsuccessful more often than not.
 

Ljp86

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So results over the last few days has seen the Renegades defeat the Hurricanes but not before the controversial Chris Gayle incident involving reporter Mel McLaughlin. The Strikers beat the Scorchers on Tuesday Night while last night the Stars were too good for the Hurricanes.

Tonight sees the Thunder host the Scorchers while the Strikers travel to Brisbane to take on the Heat tomorrow night. Then on Saturday is the return Melbourne derby involving the Renegades and the Stars at Etihad.
 

5 European Cups

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I think you're being a bit harsh.

The weather up there wasn't great, if they were playing any other sort of game they would have been off the ground well before then. The rain certainly had an effect on the pitch which became slippery and both Sandhu nor Russell could bowl at full pace. I think at one point they tried to get sawdust for the bowling crease but the umpire told them to get on with it. In my opinion I think Sandhu has a future at the next level, mostly as a one-day bowler but he does have the potential to play tests. Got to remember as well he's only 22.

As for his batting he is capable of better. He seems to back away a lot and tries to hit through the off side which is unsuccessful more often than not.

Yeah fair call - time will tell!
 

Ljp86

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The Scorchers were far too good for the Thunder last night with youngsters Ashton Agar and Cameron Bancroft putting on a clinic with the bat. Brisbane Heat battled hard tonight but the Strikers just had too much polish and registered their fifth win of the tournament.


BBL Ladder after Game 23

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Teams               M  W  L  T  N/R  Pts  Net RR
 
Adelaide Strikers   6  5  1  -   -    10  +0.472   
Perth Scorchers     6  4  2  -   -     8  +0.702   
Melbourne Stars     5  3  2  -   -     6  +0.480   
Sydney Thunder      6  3  3  -   -     6  +0.177
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Hobart Hurricanes   6  3  3  -   -     6  -1.258   
Melbourne Renegades 5  2  3  -   -     4  +0.322   
Sydney Sixers       6  2  4  -   -     4  +0.016   
Brisbane Heat       6  1  5  -   -     2  -0.819

Adelaide Strikers locked in a finals berth tonight after defeating Brisbane Heat. They also ended the Heat's slim chances of making the finals as well. The Scorchers are also in a good position but would need one more win to secure a top four berth. The remaining spots are very much up for grabs as we get into the business end of the tournament.

Tomorrow is the return bout of the Melbourne derby with the Renegades taking on the Stars at Etihad Stadium. Sunday sees a double header with the Hurricances hosting the Scorchers at Blundstone Arena while immediately after the Sixers play the Heat at the SCG.



WBBL Ladder after Game 40

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Teams                M  W  L  T  N/R  Pts  Net RR   

Sydney Thunder      10  8  2  -   -    16  +0.831   
Hobart Hurricanes   11  7  4  -   -    14  +0.353   
Brisbane Heat       13  7  6  -   -    14  -0.077   
Melbourne Stars     10  6  4  -   -    12  +0.270
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Perth Scorchers     12  5  7  -   -    10  -0.069   
Adelaide Strikers    8  3  5  -   -     6  -0.113   
Melbourne Renegades  8  2  6  -   -     4  -0.511   
Sydney Sixers        8  2  6  -   -     4  -1.048
Sydney Thunder sit atop of the table with an impressive tournament so far. The Hurricances have also been quite good with the Heat also playing well of late. They've got a nervous wait though with the bottom three sides all having six games each to play and the Stars have three games in hand. The Scorchers will need to win their last two games well to have any chance.

Tomorrow sees the Sixers take on the Strikers in a double header at Junction Oval while the Renegades play the Thunder at Etihad. That match is on TV tomorrow as the curtain raiser to the men's return derby.

On Sunday the Stars take on the Strikers with the Renegades doing battle with the Sixers. Both matches are again at Junction Oval.
 

Kram81

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2nd innings start delayed for about 15 minutes due to smoke from the fireworks, unbelievable.

Should be a fairly comfortable chase for the Stars here, you would think.
 

Ljp86

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The Stars won on Saturday against the Renegades while the Scorchers won a thriller over the Hurricanes in the early game on Sunday. Brisbane Heat upset the Sixers in the Sunday evening fixture with the Renegades bouncing back with a win over Sydney Thunder yesterday to keep their top four hopes in tact.

All of that means the Scorchers and Strikers are guaranteed a top four finish while the Stars would need to get belted in their last two games and have results go against them to miss out. Fourth place is really interesting at the moment with the Renegades, Hurricanes and Sixers all still a chance. Mathematically the Heat can still qualify as well but would need a lot to fall their way.

Tomorrow night sees the Strikers host the Hurriances at Adelaide Oval while on Thursday Night the Stars play the Heat at the 'G.
 
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