Low scoring in the #BBL

Two recent games in the BBL have resulted in low scores. Both games involved the Brisbane Heat.

On 17 January, the Adelaide Strikers defeated the Brisbane Heat by ten wickets (link). Brisbane Heat batted first and set a rate of 10 runs per wicket for the Strikers. It is very rare that a team does not chase down a rate of 10.

My ggplot of this game:

In a second game on 19 January, the Melbourne Renegades defeated the Brisbane Heat by 44 runs (link). The Melbourne Renegades batted first and set the Heat a rate of 16 runs per wicket. 16 is not a big rate and teams have chased down this rate in the BBL. At one stage the Heat were 0-83. They were all out 37 runs later. My ggplot indicates what happened after the first wicket partnership:

I think both games have important lessons for how teams deal with the rate they have been set when they bat second.

Photo Credit

Jon Wells (SEN SA 1629, Twitter)


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