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Melbourne Stars opener smashed best-ever record in BBL


Melbourne Stars opener smashed the best-ever record in BBL

Melbourne Stars opener Marcus Stoinis smashed the best-ever record in BBL. He scored an unbeaten 147 runs in just 79 deliveries at the MCG on January 12 on Sunday. He scored a ton from boundaries only and he hit 8 sixes and 13 fours because of which they take the team to the total score of 219.

Marcus Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright formed an outstanding partnership of 207 runs and they batted almost 20 overs. Their partnership was recorded as the best ever partnership in the BBL. Hilton Cartwright got out by Tom Curran in the 20th over. Hilton scored 59 runs.

Sydney Sixers were desperate to break a partnership but it came off too late as the damage was done already. They did not bowl well because they were unable to pick wickets. Sixers didn’t bat well because they lost too many wickets and they were never in the game. However, Moises Henriques and¬† Ben Dwarshuis were looking good but due to the poor start from the openers, they were unable to cover up the damage. They could score 175 runs.

Melbourne Stars won the match by 44 runs. They bowled well as Clint Hinchliffe picked three wickets in the game. He destroyed SYS middle-order batsmen because he gave only 20 in his bowling spell and took three wickets. Marcus Stoinis is the Player of the Match. He said that he enjoyed it a lot but and he didn’t know that it was the highest ever individual score. We have got a great group and we have been playing good cricket.

With this game, MLS won its eighth match and is topping the table with sixteen points. They have lost only one game out of nine games in the tournament which is brilliant. While Sydney Sixers, are in the second position just after MLS with twelve points.





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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers I Big Bash League (BBL) I


Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers: Sydney Sixers won the toss and elected to field first.

Here are the teams:

Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe, Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Steve OKeefe, Lloyd Pope.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers: Solid start from Melbourne Stars because of Marcus Stoinis and Cartwright as they have scored 46 without losing any wicket in the powerplay. At the halfway stage, they have reached 78 for 0. So, Marcus has reached his fifty.

Now, they are in a good position and need to accelerate the scoring rate in order to post a big total on the board. In 16 overs, they have reached 158 for 0. Marcus has smashed a ton. While Cartwright achieved fifty as well.

They are in a good position to score 200 plus runs. However, Sydney Sixers are struggling to pick wickets and desperate for a wicket in order to reduce a scoring rate. They formed the highest partnership ever in the Big Bash League which is 207 runs.

Cartwright achieved 59 in 49 balls. Stoinis scored the highest individual score in the league of 147 in just 79 deliveries and he was unbeaten as well. Tom Curran picked a wicket in the last over.

Sydney Sixers started well as they scored 54 runs in the powerplay but they lost a couple of wickets. In 15 overs, they achieved 115 for 6. They scored 175 for 7 in the innings. Melbourne stars bowled well as they kept on picking wickets in order to keep them out of the game.

Dwarshuis was their top-scoring batsman and he got 42 in 17 balls. But, Henriques also batted well as he played a knock of 41 in just 25 deliveries. Clint picked three wickets. They won the match by 44 runs. Stoinis is awarded as Player of the match.




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Lasith Malinga is disappointed with team’s batting performance


Why Lasith Malinga is disappointed?

Sri Lankan bowler and stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga is disappointed with the way they are batting. Because they are unable to build an inning. They lost the series 2-0 against India.

The very first match of the series was abandoned due to rain otherwise it would have been a 3-0 loss. It is not only poor performance with the bat. They also bowled poorly in the 3rd match of the series as conceded 202 runs and were able to score only 123 runs.

They were unable to bat for 20 overs which will be a concern for them. Sri Lanka has lost consecutively five matches. They lost 3-0 to Australia as well. In the last 5 games, they have achieved 99, 117, 142,142, and 115. They have not made 150 plus in the last five games.

Lasith Malinga is disappointed

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Lasith Malinga said that we have got the facilities, training sessions and the player can bat and can hit the shots but they need to understand how to build an inning. They have the talent and the ability to play shots but they need to be calm and learn how to perform in pressure situations.

The top order and the middle order batsmen need to score big and give confidence to the team. Earlier, there were Sangakkara, Mahela, and Dilshan who knows how to bat under pressure and build an inning. However, that is missing in the tournament from our side. They always have the hunger to score runs which our younger players need to learn and from them.

They think that it is a 20 over the game. So, we need to hit each and every ball. But, we are lacking the most important thing which is to make a partnership. We need to learn from our mistakes and needs to start performing. We still have a few months to the World Cup so we need to take every game as a challenge and must grab the opportunities we are getting.




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