Marcus Stoinis slams highest-ever individual score in BBL

Ruben Hill
January 14, 2020

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.

That came after a remarkable penultimate over in which Stoinis scored 24 runs off the luckless Ben Dwarshuis.

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. This is the also the highest that the Sixers conceded going past the 209/4 by Brisbane Heat earlier this season.

The total is the highest Big Bash score ever seen at the MCG, the home of cricket in Australia.

Marcus Stoinis hit the highest individual score in Big Bash League history as Melbourne Stars scored 219-1 off 20 overs against 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.

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

While Stoinis was in a league of his own in this game, he was supported by his opening partner Hilton Cartwright, who too played a crucial knock of 59. Stoinis' knock was laced with 13 boundaries and eight sixes.

Sixers batsmen looked quite out of touch as they failed to click good knocks with the bat against Melbourne Stars. Luke Wright hit as many as 9 sixes during his 117-run inning against the Hobart Hurricanes in 2011-12.

Cartwright was the first wicket to fall in the final over, as they posted 219/1.

Overall, the 207-run by Stoinis-Cartwright pair is the joint 4th highest opening partnership in the T20 history and also the joint 7th highest T20 partnership for any wicket.

Melbourne Stars will next take on Perth Scorchers on the 15th of January at the Perth Stadium.

Sixers teammate Tom Curran racked up figures of 0-58 for the second time this season.

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