Marcus Stoinis smashes Big Bash League record
Australian star Marcus Stoinis on Sunday claimed the highest individual score in the history of Big Bash League (BBL). Representing Melbourne Stars, he smashed 147 runs featuring 79-balls propelling his team to a 44-run victory against Sydney Sixers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The blistering hundred accommodate 13 shots to cross the boundary and eight sixes thus during his blistering innings, thus went past D’Arcy Short, who hit an unbeaten 122 off 69-ball in 2018.
In carnage of records, Stoinis claimed 100 runs through boundaries that made him the highest run-scorer via boundaries in a single tie in BBL.
The previous one was encompassed by Luke Wright who scored 86 off boundaries in 2012.
Stoinis and his opening partner Hilton Cartwright (59) partnered for a mammoth 207 runs, which is now the highest stand for any wicket in the tournament breaking the previous one by Rob Quiney and Wright (172).
In this particular match, Melbourne Stars posted 219/1, which is the third-highest in the tournament history followed by Hobart Hurricanes’ innings of 223/8 in 2017, and Melbourne Renegades’ total of 222/4 during the same year.
In reply, Sydney Sixers were restricted at 175 for seven.
In the present edition of the Big Bash League, Stoinis leads the chart with 331 runs from eight innings, averaging over 55.
Speaking after his innings, Stoinis told Channel Seven,
“That’s just the most fun you can ever have in the world.”
Sydney Sixers’ fast bowler Ben Dwarshuis conceded 61 runs from his four overs recording the most expensive return in the Big Bash. England’s Tom Curran was taken for 58 from his four overs in Melbourne.
Stoinis is not part of the Australia squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series in India.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 12, 2020
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— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) January 12, 2020
What have we just seen! 🤯
147* off 79 balls.
A century in boundaries.
The highest ever partnership.
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 12, 2020