Monday, 20 January, 2020


Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers

Noah Ferguson | 14 January, 2020, 14:38

He shared a 207-run opening partnership with Hilton Cartwright (59 off 40) as the Stars finished with 219/1 in their 20 overs. In the end, visitors' scored 175 runs for a loss of seven wickets that forced them to suffer a defeat by a margin of 44 runs. The penultimate over of the innings turned out to be the costliest over of the match when Stonis smashed 24 runs off Ben Dwarshuis.

It meant the Stars' in-form captain Glenn Maxwell faced just two balls for the innings as they posted the third highest total in BBL history. He also faced 79 balls, the equal highest ever in a T20 game.

As a result, he became the highest run-scorer via boundaries in a single tie of the Big Bash League.

Marcus Stoinis has lit up the MCG scoring his first Big Bash century against the Sydney Sixers. They managed to score 54 in the first six, which was higher than the Hurricanes' 2 for 48 in that record chase, with both Vince and Henriques set.

The star of the game was undoubtedly Stars' opener batsman Marcus Stoinis, who played a superb unbeaten knock of 147.

The performance from Stoinis was staggering, with the Australia limited-overs worldwide cracking 13 fours and eight sixes, including a maximum from the final ball of the innings at the MCG. The former muscled 41 runs off 25 balls with four boundaries and two sixes whereas latter scored 32 runs.

8 - The 8 sixes hit by Stoinis are the 2nd most in a BBL inning for the Melbourne Stars. Luke Wright hit as many as 9 sixes during his 117-run inning against the Hobart Hurricanes in 2011-12.

The Stars looked like going the distance without losing a wicket, but Hilton Cartwright holed out to Jordan Silk at deep midwicket from the first ball of the 20th over.

Melbourne Stars will play against Perch Scorchers in their next BBL fixture on 15 January, 2020. Curran conceded 52 runs against Brisbane Heat and 58 runs against Melbourne Renegades this season.

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