The Sydney Thunder was bowled out for 15 – the lowest score ever in a men’s T20 game – against the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022 on Friday.
Chasing 140, three of the top four Thunder batters were out for ducks. Strikers seamer Henry Thornton ripped through the middle-order with five wickets within three overs in the PowerPlay, while Wes Agar scalped four from the opposite end. Matthew Short triggered the collapse with a wicket in his first and only over.
Thorton’s figures of 5/3 are also the best bowling figures by an Australia in BBL.
Sydney Thunder also had star T20 bowlers Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle who were not required to roll their arms over. This is the first time in 358 matches that Rashid did not bowl an over in a T20 game, barring two washouts.
None of the Thunders batters managed a double-digit score as the team folded in 5.5 overs. The record for the lowest total in men’s cricket was previously held by Turkey (21 all out against the Czech Republic in 2019). However, the lowest total in all T20s belongs to Maldives Women and Mali Women, who were bowled out 6.
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Lowest men’s T20 totals (completed innings):
15 – Thunder v Strikers (today)
21 – Turkey v Czech Republic
26 – Lesotho v Uganda
28 – Turkey v Luxembourg
N.B: Last Updated on 16/12/2022.