Stoinis too hot for Brisbane Heat as Melbourne Stars win by 5 runs in BBL

Marcus Stoinis (43 and 4-21) gave Melbourne Stars the narrowest of victories
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Brisbane Heat won the toss and decided to bowl against Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne today in the BBL.

Match Summary

Melbourne Stars  134-8 (Marcus Stoinis 43, Ben Dunk 24; Ben Cutting 2-10, Brendan Doggett 2-30, Mitchell Swepson 2-26)

Brisbane Heat 128-8   (Matthew Renshaw 45, Jimmy Peirson 26; Marcus Stoinis 4-21)

Result – Melbourne Stars won by 5 runs

Scorecard

Tournament Stats and Points Table

Another stunning all round performance from Marcus Stoinis (43 and 4-21) gave Melbourne Stars the narrowest of victories over Brisbane Heat, by 5 runs.

Batting first, the Stars socred a below par 134-8 with Marcus Stoinis (43) top scoring and Ben Cutting 2-10 the pick of the Heat bowlers.

In reply, Brisbane fell 5 runs short in the run chase with Marcus Stoinis (4-21) starring with the ball.

 

 

Melbourne Stars - Ben Dunk, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb(wk), Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo, Evan Gulbis, Liam Plunkett, Adam Zampa, Jackson Bird, Tom O'Connell

Brisbane Heat- Brendon McCullum, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Matthew Renshaw, Alex Ross, Jimmy Peirson(wk), Ben Cutting, Josh Lalor, Brendan Doggett, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

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