The Big Bash league has stood up to its name and there have been some lusty hitting and amazing innings being played in the 5 seasons so far. Here are the top 10 highest individual scores in BBL:
10. David Warner – 102* – (Thunder vs. Stars)
David Warner scored his BBL century in the 2011-12 edition of the BBL. Stars had batted first and scored 153 thanks to 52 from David Hussey and 27 from Luke Wright. Warner’s 102* off 51 balls had 6 sixes and 6 fours in the innings and he stayed not out to take Thunders to the winning single handed.
9. Peter Handscomb – 103* – (Stars vs. Scorchers)
This 2014-15 BBL match saw Scorchers make a big total of 179/2. Shaun Marsh (79) and Michael Klinger (71) were the chief destroyers and Voges provided valuable support to them. Stars had to bat out of their skin to win the match and they were 28/3 in 5 overs when Handscomb took over the chase and blasted 103* from 64 balls. With Hastings making 20, Handscomb made sure he won the match for Stars, by hitting 2 sixes in the last over and complete his hundred.
8. Usman Khawaja – 104* – (Thunder vs. Strikers)
The 1st semi-final of the BBL 05 saw Usman Khawaja hit 104* in an effort that saw his team go through to the finals. Strikers batted first and scored 159 thanks to 47 from Alex Ross. The total was not a challenging one and Khawaja made sure that Thunders didn’t falter to cross the finish line. He was well supported by Henry Nicholls who made 35*.
7. Michael Klinger – 105* – (Scorchers vs. Renegades)
Michael Klinger made his first BBL century against Renegades in the 2014-15 season. Scorchers batted first and scored 192 thanks to 105* from Klinger and 53 from Marcus Harris. Renegades needed someone to replicate Klinger to chase down that total, but no one besides Andre Russell who scored 43 and Calum Ferguson who scored 39 showed any fight. Scorchers won by 36 runs.
6. Luke Wright – 109* – (Stars vs. Renegades)
Renegades played Stars and scored 161 with Cameron white top scoring with 54 and captain Finch contributing 36 runs. John Hastings took 4/29 in the match played in the 2015-16 edition of BBL. Stars’ innings centered on the 109* from Wright, his 2nd BBL century. Maxwell made 22 from 18 balls and Stars won by 7 wickets.
5. Usman Khawaja – 109* – (Thunder vs. Stars)
The 2015-16 BBL proved to be a new birth for Usman Khawaja who became the first batsman to score 2 hundred in the same BBL season. Thunders batted first and with 109* from Khawaja scored a competitive 178.
The match proved to be a nail-biter with Kevin Pietersen steadying the chase with 76 and James Faulkner trying his best to win the match by making 45*. But a great last over by Jacques Kallis meant that Stars couldn’t make the required 10 runs to win the match and fell 1 run short.
4. Aaron Finch – 111* – (Renegades vs. Stars)
This BBL 2012-13 encounter saw Renegades going against Stars. Stars batted first and scored 167 with Luke Wright top scoring with 53 and David Hussey making 42. Finch made the chase look easy with his 111* off 65 balls and he was supported by Ben Rohrer who made 34*. Renegades won the match by 8 wickets.
3. Craig Simmons – 112 – (Scorchers vs. Sixers)
The 2nd semi-final of BBL 2013-14 season saw Perth scorchers going against Sydney Sixers. Scorchers batted first and thanks to 112 off 58 balls from Craig Simmons, which included a record 11 sixes, made 193/5. The innings by Simmons was of total destruction as he treated every Sixers’ bowler with equal disdain.
Due to rain, Sixers had to make 54 runs off 5 over according to the D/L method and they could only muster 48/6 with Maddinson making 36 of those runs.
2. Luke Pomersbach – 112* – (Heat vs. Renegades)
The first semifinal of BBL 2012-13 saw Heat’s Luke Pomersbach making 112*. Heat batted first and Pomersbach’s innings contained 15 fours and 2 sixes and he played 70 balls for his hundred. The heat made 183/3 with Lynn giving last minute impetus with 20 off 9.Renegades’ chase didn’t have any momentum and despite a valiant 42 from Rohrer, they could only make 168/9 and lost the match by 15 runs.
1. Luke Wright -117 – (Mel. Stars vs. Hurricanes)
The highest individual score in BBL history came in the 2011-12 season when Melbourne Stars batted against Hobart Hurricanes. Luke Wright hit 117 off just 60 balls with 8 fours and 9 sixes. Rob Quiney’s 62 meant that Stars made 203/3 in their 20 overs. Hurricanes gave the total a good try with Travis Birt making 51, Owais Shah making 55 and Rhett Lockyear trying his best with a 23. The Hurricanes could only make 184/9 and lost the match by 19 runs.