Brisbane Heat Roasts Melbourne Stars with Munro's Scorching 99!

Colin Murno scored 99 runs

Brisbane Heat beat Melbourne Stars by a huge 103-run margin in the opening match of the tournament.

Ashwani Saini Dec. 7, 2023

Brisbane Heat dished out a fiery performance tonight, crushing the Melbourne Stars by a massive 103 runs at the Gabba. Opener Colin Munro was the star of the show, blasting a blistering 99 off just 61 balls, his knock laced with 5 towering sixes and 9 boundaries in the opening match of the BBL Season 13.

Brisbane Heat (214-3)

The Heat's batting unit put on a dominant display, setting a mammoth 214/3 in their 20 overs. Munro's opening partners Usman Khawaja (28) & Marnus Labuschange (30) chipped in with valuable runs. Max Bryant (15) provided crucial cameos down the order and finished the innings with Munro Which is required.

Melbourne Stars (111-10)

In response, the Stars were never really in the chase, crumbling under the pressure of the steep target. Their batsmen failed to cope with the Heat's potent bowling attack, with only Hilton Cartwright (33) and Glenn Maxwell (23) offering some resistance.

Brisbane Heat's Firy Bowling

Mitchell Swepson was the pick of the bowlers for the Heat, claiming 3 wickets for 23 runs in his 3.1 overs. He was well-supported by Xavier Bartlett (2/8) and Michael Neser (2/30) as the Stars were bundled out for a mere 111 runs in 15.1 overs.

Here are some of the highlights from the match:

  • Munro's magnificent 99: The Kiwi opener was unstoppable, clearing the ropes with ease and punishing any loose deliveries. His knock was a masterclass in clean hitting.
  • Mitchell's magic spin: The Australian spinner once again showcased his talent, bamboozling the Stars batsmen with his subtle variations and guile.
  • Heat's dominant bowling performance: The entire bowling unit was impressive, keeping the Stars batsmen under constant pressure and never allowing them to settle. Every bowler of the Heat at least got one wicket.