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Maxi’s brutal knock, forgotten Aussie star’s six-wicket rampage end Heat

The Melbourne Stars’ long quest for a BBL title has started in perfect fashion, with last year’s finalists beating the Brisbane Heat in Canberra by six wickets
The Melbourne Stars’ long quest for a BBL title has started in perfect fashion, with last year’s finalists beating the Brisbane Heat in Canberra by six wickets

Having restricted the Heat to just 125 runs, the Stars stumbled in the chase early with Marcus Stoinis out for a second ball duck and new recruit Andrew Fletcher out for 12.

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But Glenn Maxwell (46 from 26) combined brilliantly with Hilton Cartwright (46* off 42) to make light work of the chase, winning the match with 17 balls remaining.

Earlier, Nathan Coulter-Nile starred in the first innings by taking four wickets and two run-outs.

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Cartwright shatters stumps

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The Melbourne Stars’ long quest for a BBL title has started in perfect fashion.
The Melbourne Stars’ long quest for a BBL title has started in perfect fashion.Source: Getty Images
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