Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
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Marcus Stoinis smashes 147* in BBL: List of records broken

Marcus Stoinis smashes 147* in BBL: List of records broken

Marcus Stoinis smashed the highest individual Big Bash score of 147 not out from 79 balls for Melbourne Stars against Sydney Sixers in Sunday's match at the MCG.

He overtook D'Arcy Short's 122* against the Brisbane Heat in 2018, and the scary thing is, he made it look easy.

Stoinis' 207-run opening stand with Hilton Cartwright (59) broke the record for the highest BBL partnership, rocketing past former Stars Rob Quiney and Luke Wright's 172 in 2012.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars continue their domination in the ongoing Big Bash League as this was their eighth win out of the nine matches they have played.

Cartwright was the first wicket to fall in the final over, as they posted 219/1. In bowling, Clint Hinchliffe turned out to be their best bowler, who registered brilliant bowling figures of 3/20.


There were concerns at halfway that Maxwell might be wasted sitting on the sidelines as Cartwright was 25 from 24 balls, but they had laid the ideal platform to target both Dwarshuis and Tom Curran in different ways. Time and again he sat back and clubbed shorter length balls to and over the rope. Cartwright then punished the full balls, thumping them through the line down the ground.

He took 26 off a Tom Curran over and then in the 19th over he absolutely dispatched poor Ben Dwarshuis for 24 off the over.

79 - The 79 balls by Stoinis are the joint-most number of balls faced by any player in a Twenty20 inning.

It was on the penultimate delivery of the 10th over when Stoinis ran a single off Sixers spinner Lloyd Pope to cross the 50-run mark. The Sixers went via the same route in the powerplay losing two wickets attempting to go all guns blazing. Josh Philippe skied one straight up in the air and Daniel Hughes holed out at deep square. Stoinis' knock is also the highest individual T20 score on Australian soil going past Shane Watson's 124* for Australia in the 2016 Sydney T20I against India.

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