Defending a large total in #BBL

Sydney Thunder has defeated the Hobart Hurricanes in a BBL eliminator game (link). Sydney batted first and scored 196 runs in the innings. Hobart were all out for 140 in their chase.

196 runs was a large total to set in BBL (there have been six totals in the BBL regular season that were greater than 196). In the regular season there were ten occasions when the team batting first set a rate of 19 runs or more per partnership. The team batting first has won all ten of these games. The result raises the question of how does a team batting second chase down a large total. Thus far, the Sixers (twice) and the Scorchers (once) have been able to chase down a rate of 18 runs per partnership.

My ggplot of the Thunder v Hurricanes game is:

Photo Credit

Jono Cook (Cricinfo)

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