Australia’s star batter Glenn Maxwell set the Melbourne Cricket Ground on fire in his final match of Big Bash League 2021-22 season. Maxwell hit 154* runs from just 64 balls as he powered Melbourne Stars to 273/2 in 20 overs against Hobart Hurricanes. Various records were created in this match of Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes. Maxwell came to open the innings and remained unbeaten till the end and powered his team to a winning position. Maxwell smashed 22 fours and and four sixes of his innings of 154* runs in just 64 balls. This was the most brutal display of hitting in the competitions’ history.
Records created in Melbourne Stars vs Hobart Hurricanes Match
That was a record breaking night in Australia where Glenn Maxwell thumped the highest score in Big Bash League history. Maxwell dominated the Hurricanes all around the wicket and it was an off day for the Hurricanes bowlers. Records broken in todays’ match:
- First 150 in the Big Bash League history by any player.
- 2nd fastest century by any player in BBL history. (41 balls)
- Highest ever individual score in BBL History. (154* Glenn Maxwell)
- Highest ever team total in Big Bash League history. (273)
- First time a team has scored more than 250 runs in the history of tournament.
- Second highest total in T20 History across world. (273)
Glenn Maxwell got to his hundred in just 41 balls. This is the second fastest hundred in the history of Big Bash League. Maxwell fell just short of Craig Simmon’s record of fastest hundred by just two balls. Glenn Maxwell powered on to post the highest ever score in Big Bash History.
Marcus Stoinis also smashed fifty
Marcus Stoinis very well supported his skipper and Stoinis scored 75* in just 31 balls. Stoinis also lost his record for the highest score in BBL history. Earlier, Stoinis hold the record of highest score in BBL. But he must be more than happy as his skipper now hold that record. Stoinis hit 6 sixes and 4 fours in his innings of 75* runs.
Unfortunately, both these knocks came after Melbourne Stars bowed out of the Finals contention. This comes as the club was forced to play two games without the bulk of their squad unavailable with Covid-19. But it was actually not the day for bowlers. The least economical bowler tonight from Hobart Hurricanes has gone at an economy rate of 10.70. This tells you the carnage Maxwell did to Hurricanes.
Highest Team totals in T20 History
|2||Czech Republic||Turkey||August 2019||278/4|
|3||Melbourne Stars||Hobart Hurricanes||January 2022||273/2|
|4||Trinbago||Jamaica Tallawahs||September 2019||267/2|
|5||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune Warriors||April 2013||263/5|