Marcus Stoinis: Stars all-rounder narrowly misses BBL century despite hitting four fours off Scott Boland’s last over
|Published January 04, 2021
Marcus Stoinis: The all-rounder from Melbourne Stars stood tall on his potential to score his 18th T20 half-century at the Blundstone Arena.
During the 27th match of the ongoing 10th season of the Big Bash League between Melbourne Stars and Hobart Hurricanes in Hobart, Melbourne Stars all-rounder Marcus Stoinis narrowly missed out on his second T20 century despite scoring as many as 17 runs in the last over bowled by Hobart Hurricanes’ Scott Boland.
Opening the batting with Andre Fletcher (10), Stoinis hit Hurricanes spinner Johan Botha for a six on the first ball he faced to make his intentions clear after being asked to bat first by Hobart captain Peter Handscomb. In the last over of the powerplay, the right-hand batsman attacked Nathan Ellis to hit a four and a six.
A set of economical overs which included dismissals of Nick Larkin (4) and Glenn Maxwell (6) did affect Stoinis’ strike rate but impact-generating knocks from Nicholas Pooran (26) and Hilton Cartwright (36) aided Stoinis to protect one end and attack when it mattered the most.
Needing 21 runs to reach the three-figure mark in the last over, Stoinis scored four boundaries off Boland but couldn’t score five runs off the last delivery to achieve the feat.
However, Stoinis scoring 97* (55) with the help of seven fours and as many sixes played a pivotal role in Stars scoring 120 runs in the second half.
Marcus Stoinis narrowly misses BBL century despite hitting four fours off Scott Boland’s last over
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