Marcus Stoinis extraordinary display of 147 off 79 balls crushed a win over Sydney Sixers at MCG. Stoinis broke three records with his highest ever individual innings in the short history of Big Bash League. BBL9 Match 34 Stars vs Sixers – Melbourne Stars opening pair broke the record of highest every partnership of 172 runs in 2012 with their 207 series. Stains equalled his record of most balls faced by any batsman in single innings. Third and the most important he went past D’Arcy Short highest individual innings of 122 runs with his 147 for just 79 deliveries.
No Maxwell, No Worries, the statement only worth when Stoinis already whopped astounding innings and marked the 5th straight win by Stars. In his innings, he went for 13 fours and eight towering sixes using all sides of the ground. Hilton Cartwright scored half-century partnering with Stoinis and set a playing field to bash the total to the highest ever in the BBL history. Melbourne Stars set the highest total with 219 at Melbourne Cricket Ground against Sydney Sixers.
Marcus Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright highest partnership of 207 runs broke the record. The record of 172 runs stands by Rob Quinny and Luke Wright in the second season of Big Bash League. Tom Curran broke the strong opening stand between opening pair when CartWrigt dismissed on the very first ball of 20th over. In the chase of such a mighty total Sydney Sixer went aggressive after eleven and a half required run rate. A good day for Clint Hinchliffe who finished his bowling spell with his best bowling figure of 3/20.
Stars vs Sixers Squad
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk. Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane
Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, James Vince. Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Justin Avendano. Ben Dwashuis, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope, Stephen O’Keefe
BBL 9 Match 34 1st Innings
BBL9 Match 34 Stars vs Sixer s- Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field first at MCG and in return Stars opening batsmen shattered some records. Stoinis and Cartwright exploded at Melbourne, with their exceptional innings by both batsmen. Cartwright got an appreciation from the skipper for his outstanding innings of 59 runs off 40 balls. He slowly and steadily builds innings for Stars and spent less time on striking as compared to Stoinis. In the first half of the first inning, both scored 78 runs with 26 dot balls and two maximums.
Another remarkable record by both batsmen who smashed 127 runs in the last ten overs of Twenty20 cricket. At the end of the 10th over Stars were at 78 with no loss to wickets and finished with 207 runs in 19.1 overs. Dwarshuis conceded 61 runs in his four overs bowling spell that most expensive bowling spell of his career and in the Big Bash League 9 so far.
Marcus Stoinis 147 (79), Hilton Cartwright 59 (40), Glenn Maxwell 5 (1)
Didn’t Bat: Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe. Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane
Jackson Bird 4-0-29, Stephen O’Keefe 4-0-32, Ben Dwarshuis. 4-0-61, Tom Curran 4-1-58, Lloyd Pop 3-0-25, Moises Henriques 1-0-11
BBL 9 Match 34 2nd Innings
BBL9 Match 34 Stars vs Sixers – In the chase of the mighty total Sydney Sixers batting line struggled hard to get over the edge. Sixers lost two wickets in the powerplay and kept on scoring with an average of 7 runs. Sydney Sixers were required eleven, and a half runs per over to achieve the mighty total. The opening pair seemingly played a slower inning right from the start and expected run rate jumped to 12 runs per over.
The only partnership of 40 runs between Moises Henriques and James Vince in the middle somehow got Sixers back into the game.
In the 8.4 overs, Sydney Sixers were at 78-3 with the loss of James Vince wicket and skipped fall in the 10th over. The Melbourne Cricket Ground audience has seen not a single and useful partnership. However, a late show and a classy inning by Ben Dwarshuis 43 runs off just 17 balls with three boundaries and three sixes. Jordan Silk added 32 runs off 31 balls to the 6er’s scoreboard, but at this stage of the game things were not in control
Josh Philippe 6 (4), Daniel Hughes 20 (13), James Vince 16 (16). Moises Henriques 41 (25), Jordan Silk 32 (31), Tom Curran 3 (5). Justin Avendano 4 (5), Ben Dwashuis 42 (17), Jackson Bird 6 (4)
Didn’t Bat: Lloyd Pope, Stephen O’Keefe
Daniel Worral 3-1-28, Glenn Maxwell 2-0-17, Haris Rauf 4-1-43. Lance Morris 3-1-30, Sandeep Lamichhane 4-1-35, Clint Hinchliffe 4-3-25
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