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Big Bash League: Sydney Thunder rookie Oliver Davies smashes Renegades in epic performance

Remember the name Oliver Davies.

The Sydney Thunder young gun bludgeoned five consecutive sixes to help his side to the highest Big Bash total this summer, 8-209 against the Melbourne Renegades.

In just his second BBL match, Davies took Mohammad Nabi to the cleaners with four straight sixes before sending Will Sutherland over deep square leg for another the next ball he faced.

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Sutherland took his stumps from the following ball with a good yorker, but by then Davies had racked up 48 from just 23 balls.

Not even a stunning Kane Richardson run-out, to earn a team hattrick, could halt the Thunder charge.

Three nights after hitting a match-turning 36 from 21 on debut against the Perth Scorchers, Davies three times hit Nabi over mid-wicket with two of the sixes powerful sweep shots.

The other against the offspinner was the most impressive, taking a maximum over long-off.

The 20-year-old was one of several Thunder batsmen to take it to the spinners, as the Sydney team put the ball into the Manuka Oval crowd 12 times.

Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales took 50 runs off the opening four-over power play, dispatching Imad Wasim (0-35) and Peter Hatzoglou (2-38) early.

But both eventually fell to spinners, with Khawaja caught in the deep off Nabi (1-35) for 34 from 18 and Hales bowled by Hatzoglou on 35 from 21.

Nathan McAndrew then finished the job, whacking 20 off just five balls in the final over to take the Thunder past their previous record mark of 1-208.

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