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Stars Soar in Victory over Heat

28 December 2021

A record-breaking fourth wicket stand secured the Stars’ third win of the BBL|11 season.

THE RESULT


Melbourne Stars’ hard hitter Hilton Cartwright partnered up with Englishman Joe Clarke as the two gelled together to form a match-defining 151-run partnership, a Melbourne Srars record for the fourth wicket.



After losing the wickets of Stoinis, Burns and Maxwell early, Hilton Cartwright once again showed off his power game, finishing with 79 from 44 balls, including eight sixes!

The second innings saw up and coming star Brody Couch and Afghan International Qais Ahmad take 3 wickets each, helping secure the Stars victory by 20 runs.

Melbourne Stars 9-207 def. Brisbane Heat 9-187


THE PLAYER


Joe Clarke excelled at the Gabba, taking his game to the next level scoring a crucial 85 from 44 balls – his highest score in the Big Bash.

Back-to-back half centuries for the right-hander saw him named Player of the Match.




THE MOMENT


The Big Bash League's leading run scorer Chris Lynn and teammate Ben Duckett came together for a dangerous 87 run partnership but it was Andre Russell who stood up for the Stars when it mattered.

From the moment 'Dre Russ' spectacularly caught Lynn out for 57 on the boundary rope, wickets fell freely and the Stars came out victors at the Gabba.