The 15th over saw Riley Meredith remove both Glenn Maxwell and Peter Handscomb cheaply. Qais Ahmed’s excellent low catch did for Maxwell while Handscomb’s shot choice against Meredith’s pace was his undoing.

Stoinis was set and along with Hilton Cartwright steered the Stars to 4/163. Stoinis ended 81 not out from 54 balls with four sixes and seven fours.

Chasing 164 to win, Hobart never really got going and lost wickets at far too regular an interval to give themselves a chance.

Glenn Maxwell picked up two wickets, Short and David Miller, before Haris Rauf ripped through the ‘Canes middle order. In the 11th over, Rauf took three wickets for three runs to leave the score on 8/64.

Had it not been for Clive Rose’s late order striking, ending 32 not out from 18 balls, the Hurricanes may not have made three figures. Adam Zampa wrapped up the innings with a stumping to give the Stars their second win in less than three days.


Brisbane Heat beat Sydney Sixers by 48 runs

Chasing 210 at the SCG was going to be a tough ask and proved so as Chris Lynn’s whirlwind 94 from just 35 balls helped the Heat to their first win of the tournament.

The Sixers won the toss and asked Brisbane to bat and soon regretted the decision as Lynn finally found his striking ability. Despite suffering from sore ribs, Lynn deposited 11 sixes into the stands as the Sixers were powerless to stop him.

Had Lynn not gone for the glory shot, to register the quickest ever BBL century, he may have been on for a double such was his imperious batting.

Losing Lynn in the tenth over, albeit with the score on 3/113, could have led to a collapse. However, Matthew Renshaw played a wonderfully controlled innings, rotating the strike and accumulated runs before some big hits at the end, to lead the Heat past the 200 mark.

Facing a total of 210, the Sixers looked pressured from the first ball, and the Heat bowled well. Once Josh Philippe and James Vince fell within the space of six balls, the Sixers’ ability to chase the total had been severely dented.

With the asking rate increasing Moises Henriques, Tom Curran and Jordan Silk all fell trying to accelerate. Hayden Kerr, Shaun Abbott and Ben Dwarshuis all found the boundary, but it was too little, too late.