Marcus Stoinis sweeps Scott Boland: The Western Australian all-rounder scored a quickfire fourth List A century in Perth.
During the first match of the ongoing Marsh Cup between Western Australia and Victoria in Perth, Western Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis put on display his innovative skills as he swept Victoria fast bowler Scott Boland for an incredible six.
It all happened on the second delivery of the 48th over when Stoinis shuffled towards his off-stump to eventually sweep a fast bowler. If this was not enough, Stoinis hit Boland for as many as three more sixes in the same over.
Coming in to bat at No. 6 in the 33rd over, Stoinis registered a quickfire century to aid his team in scoring a match-winning total. Forget about taking time to get his eye in, Stoinis made sure that he hit the big shots continually for over 50 balls that he faced. Remaining unbeaten, Stoinis ended up scoring 101* (58) with the help of seven fours and seven sixes.
After Western Australia captain Ashton Turner won the toss and chose to bat, his team backed his decision by scoring 386/8 in 50 overs. Other than Stoinis, wicket-keeper batsman Josh Philippe (61), middle-order batsman Cameron Bancroft (78) and Turner (52) scored individual half-centuries.
Having registered bowling figures of 10-0-72-2, Jon Holland was the pick of Victorian bowlers. Matthew Short, Jackson Coleman, Boland and Will Sutherland picked up a wicket each.
Marcus Stoinis sweeps Scott Boland:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) September 21, 2019
How Twitter reacted:
SCENES!!! Marcus Stoinis hits a 6️⃣ off the last ball to bring up his 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ 🤩💥
— WACA (@WACA_Cricket) September 21, 2019
MARCUS STOINIS!! 6 off the last ball of the innings to reach his ton. He finishes on 101 to propel WA to 8-386 in #marshcup opener against Victoria.
— Jordan McArdle (@jordan_mc12) September 21, 2019
Western Australia hit 102 off their last five overs. Not a bad way to finish an innings #MarshCup
— Andrew McGlashan (@andymcg_cricket) September 21, 2019
Stoinis completed Hundred from just 58 balls including 7 sixes and 7 fours as Western Australia finished on 386 for 8 in 50 overs against Victoria. #MarshCup
— Johns (@CricCrazyJohns) September 21, 2019
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