Marcus Stoinis Smashes All-Time BBL Record To Become Highest Individual Scorer

In reply, the pressure of chasing the monstrous total was too much as Sixers fell short by 44 runs. Dwarshuis conceded 24 runs in the 19th over.

Marcus Stoinis scored the highest individual score in BBL history, a 79-ball 147 for Melbourne Stars. The top two totals came during the 2016-17 season when the Hobart Hurricanes made 223/8 in response to Melbourne Renegades' 222/4 in the match hosted by the Docklands Stadium.

392 - A total of 394 runs were scored by both sides in this match; the 9th highest aggregate in a Big Bash League game and the highest aggregated BBL match at the MCG.

The current Golden Cap holder in Australia's Big Bash League, Marcus Stoinis on Sunday continued his run-scoring spree as he smashed a jubilant century against Sydney Sixers.

In the process, Stoinis now holds the record for highest individual score in the BBL.

79 - The 79 balls by Stoinis are the joint-most number of balls faced by any player in a Twenty20 inning. Time and again he sat back and clubbed shorter length balls to and over the rope.

The performance from Stoinis was staggering, with the Australia limited-overs worldwide cracking 13 fours and eight sixes, including a maximum from the final ball of the innings at the MCG.

His extraordinary innings included 13 fours and eight sixes as the hapless Sixers' bowlers had no answers.

Later on, Stars successfully managed to post a mammoth target of 219 runs for a loss of one wicket in stipulated 20 overs courtesy to the memorable knock of Marcus Stoinis.

Moises Henriques (41) and Dwarshuis (42) made good scores but there were not enough substantial partnerships to trouble the Stars, for whom Clint Hinchcliffe finished with 3-20.

Stoinis is also now the leading run-scorer in the ongoing tournament.

Melbourne Stars will play against Perch Scorchers in their next BBL fixture on 15 January, 2020.