Stoinis the hero as the Heat fall short
Melbourne Stars allrounder Marcus Stoinis starred with bat and ball as the Brisbane Heat lost by five runs having appeared on track for victory
The next stop: It doesn’t get any easier for the Heat, who will travel to Hobart on Monday before they face the ladder-leading Hurricanes on Tuesday. The Stars now have a week off to celebrate their victory before they take on the Scorchers in Perth on Sunday.
Stars XI: Ben Dunk, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo, Evan Gulbis, Liam Plunkett, Adam Zampa, Jackson Bird, Tom O’Connell
Heat XI: Brendon McCullum, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Ben Cutting, Josh Lalor, Brendan Doggett, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Toss Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to bowl.
Umpires Fry, S D & Joshua, G C
TV Umpires Gillespie, P J
Match Referee Stratford, R W
Venue MCG, Melbourne
Date 27 Jan 2019