We’ve now had the first two matches of the 2016/17 Big Bash League. The first match saw the Sydney Thunder suffer a minor batting collapse in their mid-innings before setting a respectable target which was easily beaten by the Sydney Sixers. The second match last night saw the Brisbane Heat set a very high target. The Adelaide Strikers scored very fast and looked set to meet that target, but a string of late wickets saw them fall short, with the result unclear until the final few balls.
In this post I’m going to run through some random stats about these matches (no deep analysis here) and also touch on a remarkable match played yesterday in New Zealand.