BBL 7: Match 2, Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Stars – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers from the highest scoring match between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars.

Marcus Stoinis
Melbourne Stars player Marcus Stoinis reacts after getting run out. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat missed the services of the dangerous Chris Lynn but their batting line-up didn’t let his absence felt as they posted 206/7 against the Melbourne Stars in their season opener. The star-studded Melbourne side struggled early in their chase but Marcus Stoinis put them in the hunt with a brilliant 99 that came to an end in the last over when he got run out. He shared a huge 137-run partnership with James Faulkner but could only take his team to 191/6.

All the stats and numbers from the highest scoring match between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars:

1 – Marcus Stoinis became the first player in Big Bash League history to score a fifty and take 3-wicket haul in the same game. He scored 99 and took 3/38 in his four overs in this match.


1John Hastings acted as captain for the first time in his professional cricket career. He featured in 76 first-class matches, 113 List A games and 93 Twenty20s before this game but never played as a skipper.

4 – Marcus Stoinis became the 4th player to be dismissed on 99 in Twenty20 format. Alex Hales was bowled in a T20I against Windies in 2012, Virat Kohli was run out against Delhi Daredevils in 2013 IPL while Wayne Parnell was out caught in a 2015/16 South Africa Domestic T20 game on 99.

48 – Runs conceded by John Hastings and Scott Boland are the most by any player in a BBL game between Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat. Both conceded those runs in only three overs.

99 – Stoinis’ 99 is the 2nd score of 99 in the Big Bash League. Shaun Marsh was unbeaten on 99 for Perth Scorchers against Melbourne Renegades in 2011/12 season.

137 – Marcus Stoinis and James Faulkner’s 137-run partnership is the highest 5th wicket stand in the BBL surpassing the 115-run stand between Brad Hodge and Alex Ross for Adelaide Strikers against Melbourne Stars in 2015/16. This is also the 3rd biggest 5th wicket stand in Twenty20 cricket behind Hashim Amla and Dwayne Bravo’s 150 in CPL 2016 and Yogesh Takawale and Sairaj Bahutule in 2007 Indian domestic Twenty20.

137 – The 137-run stand between Stoinis and Faulkner is the 2nd highest stand for any wicket for Melbourne Stars in BBL. Rob Quiney and Luke Wright put on 172 for the opening wicket against Hobart Hurricanes in the 2011/12 season. This is also the highest stand in the Heat-Stars BBL matches for any wicket. Quiney and David Hussey’s 105-run 3rd wicket stand in 2011/12 is the only other 100+ stand in the BBL between Heat and Stars.

206/7 – Brisbane Heat’s total of 206/7 is the first 200+ total by any team in the BBL against Melbourne Stars. The previous highest total against the Stars is 190/5 by Hobart Hurricanes in the 2014/15 season.