Maxwell breaks Big Bash record with 154* off 64

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Glenn Maxwell broke the record for the highest individual score in Australia’s Big Bash League when he made an astonishing unbeaten 154 in Melbourne Stars’ win against Hobart Hurricanes.

Maxwell faced 64 balls for his 154, which is the ninth-highest individual score in all Twenty20 cricket.

He smashed four sixes and 22 fours to help the Stars reach 273-2, the highest total by a T20 franchise team.

It is five runs short of Afghanistan’s record T20 team total against Ireland.

Maxwell broke the Big Bash record of 147 held by Marcus Stoinis, who coincidentally was his batting partner for the second half of his extraordinary innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Australia all-rounder, playing in his 100th Big Bash match, took just 20 balls to reach 50 before bringing up his century from just 41 deliveries, two short of equalling the Big Bash record.

Maxwell and Stoinis put on 176 for the second wicket to help set the Hurricanes an imposing total.

Ben McDermott hit a rapid 55 from 33 balls in reply, but the Hurricanes never threatened to pull off an unlikely victory, with Brody Couch’s 3-30 helping to restrict the visitors to 167-6 from their 20 overs.

Despite Maxwell’s record-breaking heroics in the game, the Stars were unable to qualify for the play-offs even with their emphatic 106-run victory. (BBC Sport)

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