BBL 2020 THU vs REN Result: Rising talent Oliver Davies thumped five consecutive sixes as the Sydney Thunder announced themselves as title contenders in a 129-run rout over the struggling Melbourne Renegades in Canberra.
It was the second-largest defeat in BBL history, coming just weeks after the Renegades set the record for the largest defeat against the Sydney Sixers
Davies made 48 off 23 balls as the Thunder piled up 8 for 209 without a single player scoring a half-century. Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales provided an outstanding platform for Davies with a blistering 70-run opening partnership off just 35 balls. Daniel Sams and Nathan McAndrew also delivered devastating cameos to help the Thunder posted the highest score of the BBL this season. The Renegades were fortunate not to be chasing more with Kane Richardson taking 2 for 33 with some clever death bowling.
The Renegades did not fire a shot in the chase. McAndrew and Adam Milne did the early damage before Tanveer Sangha ripped through the middle order taking a career-best 4 for 14 in just his fourth BBL match. Chris Green also took 2 for 7 as the Renegades were bowled out for 80 with 7.4 overs remaining.
Sydney Thunder 8 for 209 (Davies 48, Richardson 2-33) beat Melbourne Renegades 80 all out (T Sangha 4-14) by 129 runs