Marcus Stoinis hits Big Bash League highest score for Melbourne Stars
|Big Bash League, Melbourne Cricket Ground:|
|Melbourne Stars 219-1 (20 overs): Stoinis 147*|
|Sydney Sixers 175-7 (20 overs): Henriques 41, Hinchliffe 3-20|
|Melbourne Stars won by 44 runs|
Marcus Stoinis hit the highest individual score in Big Bash League history as Melbourne Stars beat Sydney Sixers by 44 runs.
Australia batsman Stoinis smashed an unbeaten 147 from 79 balls, hitting 13 fours and eight sixes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
He and Hilton Cartwright shared a 207-run opening stand, which is the highest in the BBL, with Cartwright making 59.
Sydney Sixers made 175-7 from their 20 overs.
The Stars' total is the third-highest in BBL history.
The previous highest individual score in the BBL was D'Arcy Short's unbeaten 122 in 2018.
Stoinis is the leading run-scorer in this year's competition with 478 from nine innings.
Melbourne Stars are top of the Big Bash League with 14 points from their eight games.
|Highest scores in the Big Bash League|
|147* (79) Marcus Stoinis, Melbourne Stars, 2020|
|122* (69) D'Arcy Short, Hobart Hurricanes, 2018|
|117 (60) Luke Wright, Melbourne Stars, 2012|
|115 (70) Jake Weatherald, Adelaide Strikers, 2018|
|114 (52) Ben McDermott, Hobart Hurricanes, 2017|