0, 0, 3, 0, 2, 1, 1, 0, 0, 4, 1. On Friday, Sydney Thunder collapsed to a record-low total of 15 all out against Adelaide Strikers in a T20 match in Australia. Sydney scored the lowest-ever men’s T20 total in a Big Bash League (BBL) match, losing by 124 runs against Adelaide’s 139/9 in their 20 overs. The previous low score was 21 by Turkey versus the Czech Republic in a T20I.

Jason Sangha, the former captain of Australia’s U-19 team, and the Sydney Thunder collapsed in only 5.5 overs, earning them the unfortunate distinction of having the quickest T20 innings ever completed. The fact that the Sydney Showground Stadium’s extras made the second-largest contribution to the total, with one leg-bye and two wides adding three runs to the pitiful tally, only serves to highlight their sorrow. Henry Thornton, a pacer, had career-best stats of 5/3, while Wes Agar, a seamer, finished with 4/6. Both former Australian pacer Peter Siddle and renowned leg-spinner Rashid Khan were members of the Adelaide Strikers, but neither was required.

Given the presence of many renowned players in Sydney’s ranks, including South African Rilee Rossouw and World Cup-winning Englishman Alex Hales, the team’s collapse is perplexing. In the T20 World Cup semifinal in Adelaide only one month ago, Indian bowlers were unable to remove England opener Alex Hales, who smashed an unbeaten 86 off 47 deliveries to lead his team to a 10-wicket triumph. Although Hales edged Agar behind the wicket for a two-ball duck in the third over of the innings on Friday, he failed to bother the scorers.

On 7/4, Thunder was already in danger. By the time Matthew Short made an incredible one-handed catch at first slip off Thornton’s bowling, the left-handed Rossouw had already been out for three runs. Rossouw, who has established himself as a cornerstone of South Africa’s T20 lineup, has also been in excellent form lately, hitting a century against Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup. He was, however, only one of several Sydney hitters who were helpless that day.

“It’s rather incredible that I’m chatting to you when off the field. The Adelaide Strikers skipper Siddle told Channel Seven, “That was rapid. “I couldn’t have imagined what just transpired. Rashid has participated in several T20 matches, but this is the first time he hasn’t bowled a ball. It’s still fairly astonishing that neither of us could bowl a ball.

Thunder had begun their BBL campaign with a one-wicket win over Melbourne Stars, but this rude jolt is likely to dent the confidence of many of their batters in the remainder of their campaign.