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Stats - 9 for 9 for Thornton and Agar as Thunder silenced in 5.5 overs

Sydney Thunder make the record books for all sorts of unwanted reasons in their BBL game against Adelaide Strikers

Sydney Thunder were bowled out for 15 in 5.5 overs, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, BBL 2022-23, Sydney, December 16, 2022

The innings lasted just 5.5 overs... not the sort of history Sydney Thunder would have wanted to make  •  Getty Images

It's a slice of unwanted history - Sydney Thunder were bowled out in 5.5 overs, for just 15 runs, in their BBL match against Adelaide Strikers. Here's a lowdown on all the numbers around that performance.
1 - 15 all out is the lowest team total in men's T20 cricket. Turkey's 21 all out against Czech Republic in 2019 was the previous lowest.
No team before Thunder have been dismissed below 50 in all these years of the Big Bash League.
Thunder's total was also the lowest in a men's limited-overs game at the representative level, surpassing 18 all out by West Indies Under-19 against Barbados in the West Indies One-Day Cup game in 2007.
5.5 - The number of overs the Thunder innings at Showground Stadium lasted, the shortest all-out innings in men's T20s and the shortest in any format in men's cricket. Turkey held the record when they were bowled out for 21 in 8.3 overs against Czech Republic in 2019.
0 - Number of totals in any format in men's cricket on Australian soil lower than Thunder's 15 all out on Friday. Victoria were bowled out for 15 by England (then Marylebone Cricket Club) during a first-class match at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1904.
2 - Henry Thornton and Wes Agar became only the second pair to bag four-plus wickets in the same innings in the BBL. Nathan Lyon and Sean Abbott had taken four wickets each for Sydney Sixers against Brisbane Heat in the semi-final of the 2016-17 season.
3 - Runs conceded by Thornton, the fewest by any bowler during a five-wicket haul in the BBL. Only Lasith Malinga (6 for 7) for Melbourne Stars against Perth Scorchers in 2012-13 had conceded fewer than ten runs for a five-for. Thornton's effort was also joint-second for the cheapest five-wicket hauls in men's T20s, behind Tanzania bowler Yalinde Nkanya's 5 for 2 against Cameroon last week.
124 - Strikers' margin of victory was the highest for any team with a first-innings total below 150 in men's T20s. Only one team had won by more than 100 runs despite scoring below 150 in this format before, when North-West beat Boland by 105 runs after scoring 149 for 5 in the 2014 CSA Provincial T20 Challenge.
5 - Catches for Harry Nielsen in the Thunder's innings, equalling the BBL record for most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in an innings. Tom Triffitt of Scorchers had also taken five catches against Melbourne Renegades in 2012-13, while Jimmy Peirson had four catches and a stumping for Brisbane Heat against Strikers in 2019-20.
4 - Runs by Brendan Doggett, the highest score in the Thunder innings. It is the lowest highest individual score in a completed innings in men's T20s. The previous lowest was 7 by Turkey's Hasan Helva against Luxembourg in 2019 and the Philippines' Daniel Smith against Oman in 2022.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo