Random sporting fact of the day

During the 1st Innings of last night’s Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes game atomic bombing, in which the Stars scored a Big Bash record 2-273, the players with the Top 5 highest scores in Big Bash history were all on the field simultaneously.

First and foremost, Stars captain Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 154 off a mere 64 balls, breaking Marcus Stoinis’ old record of 147 against the Sixers two years ago, and he couldn’t get himself out even if he tried.

Now with the second-highest BBL score, Stoinis was at the non-striker’s end batting with Maxwell and casually scored 75 off 31 balls, in a frighteningly amazing partnership of 132 off 54 balls.

A succinct way of putting it

In 3rd, Hurricanes captain Matthew Wade scored an unbeaten 130 for the ‘Canes against the Strikers on Australia Day 2020, but he only scored 10 off 12 balls on Wednesday night, and was one of four lucky Hurricanes (Out of 12) that didn’t bowl an over.

In 4th place, Hurricanes wicket-keeper Ben McDermott scored 127 against the Renegades earlier this season, and top scored with 55 in their doomed Wednesday night run chase.

And in 5th, D’Arcy Short once had the Big Bash highest score record with his knock of 122 against the Heat in 2018, before Stoinis overtook it with the 147 in 2020 – Short himself scored an unbeaten 41 and bowled two overs on Wednesday night… they went for 34 runs.

Fun fact – Maxwell scored 49 out of the 52 runs Sandeep conceded

One of these teams is playing in a final on Friday night, and the other scored 273 in 20 overs.

Coincidence 1 – When you include Luke Wright’s 117 for the Stars against the Hurricanes in 2012, the Stars and Hurricanes have the Top 6 highest individual scores in Big Bash history.

Coincidence 2 – The Stars and Hurricanes are the only two clubs to never win a Big Bash title.

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