Stars' Marcus Stoinis Blasts Record BBL Score
Records are tumbling at the MCG, with Melbourne Stars allrounder Marcus Stoinis' blasting the highest score in BBL history.
His maiden Twenty20 hundred allowed the Stars to rack up a mammoth total of 1-219 after being sent in to bat on Sunday night by the Sydney Sixers.
Already the BBL's leading-run scorer this season, Stoinis bounced back from a duck in Friday's Melbourne derby victory with a scintillating unbeaten 147 from 79 balls.
Stoinis shot past D'Arcy Short's previous record BBL score of 122 not out in January 2018 for Hobart.
His extraordinary innings included 13 fours and eight sixes as the hapless Sixers' bowlers had no answers.
Stoinis' 207-run opening stand with Hilton Cartwright (59) smashed the record for the highest BBL partnership, going past former Stars Rob Quiney and Luke Wright's 172 in 2012.
The 30-year-old's amazing form is going to be hard for Australian selectors to ignore in the lead-up to this year's Twenty20 World Cup.
The Stars' total was the third-biggest in the BBL's nine seasons.