Marcus Stoinis hammered the highest individual score in Big Bash League (BBL) history with a stunning 147 not out in the T20 clash against Sydney Sixers. The seam-bowling all-rounder was at the peak of his ability as he set up a blistering display of ravishing stroke play to demolish the Sixers’ bowling lineup.
The 30-year-old was slow to begin his innings and absorbed several dot deliveries before breaking free and launching into a six-hitting frenzy. Stoinis hit eight sixes and 13 boundaries during his belligerent charge that saw him put up a record 207-run stand for the first wicket.
His opening partnership with Hilton Cartwright is now the highest stand for any wicket in BBL. Stoinis’ herculean effort with the bat ensured Melbourne Stars reached a daunting 219/1 in their 20 overs, which ultimately proved to be 44 runs too many for the opposition. His tournament tally now reads an astonishing 478 from 9 innings at an average of 79.66.