The law of averages said that it had to happen eventually. After 19 consecutive Big Bash losses and a 753-day wait, the Sydney Thunder have finally won a cricket match.
To put that streak into context, consider that the last time the Thunder won a game Andrew Strauss was in possession of the Ashes and Mitchell Johnson was matching his unflattering description in the Barmy Army song. How times have changed.
The Thunder aren't the first team to endure a horrific slump in form, of course. Here are some of the best, or should that be worst, losing streaks in cricket history.