Sydney Thunder make UNWANTED history in T20 Big Bash defeat to Adelaide Strikers

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The T20 Big Bash is currently underway in Australia with five matches having already taken place, and the competition witnessed something today that surely won’t be seen again for a long time, if at all.

The Adelaide Strikers took on the Sydney Thunder, with both sides having won their opening matches at the start of the week and it was the Strikers whose luck was in during this stunning matchup.

They batted first, setting a beatable target of 139 runs for the Thunder to chase and it is safe to say, Sydney’s attempts of chasing that total could not have gone much worse.

Their opening batsman Matthew Gilkes was bowled out for a duck after three balls, before Adelaide bowler Henry Thornton picked up two more wickets for his side, making the score 7/3 after just two overs.

By the fifth over, Adelaide had taken five more wickets, before Thornton took the last pair in the sixth over to end the Thunder’s chase at 15 runs with Adelaide winning by 124 runs.

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Sydney’s total eclipses the previous lowest Big Bash score of 57 runs, set by the Melbourne Renegades in 2015.

Sydney’s next match comes against the Renegades on Sunday, while Adelaide take on Sydney once again on Tuesday.


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