Melbourne Stars' opener Marcus Stoinis rewrote history books on Sunday as he slammed his maiden century during his team's Big Bash League (BBL) encounter against Sydney Sixers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Stoinis' performance was so good that had you not seen it you might not have believed what was going on.
Here are the records scripted.
Overall, the 207-run by Stoinis-Cartwright pair is the joint 4th highest opening partnership in the T20 history and also the joint 7th highest T20 partnership for any wicket.
He went past the previous record of D'Arcy Short, who hit an unbeaten 122 while playing for Hobart Hurricanes, against Brisbane Heat, in 2018. The former played a swashbuckling knock of 147 runs off 79 balls with 13 boundaries and eight massive sixes.
Marcus Stoinis was earlier slapped with a hefty fine after directing a homophobic slur at Kane Richardson during a domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League game. Hilton Cartwright played a critical hand making 59 from 40 in a supporting role that won high praise from his skipper for holding his nerve given Stoinis dominated the strike.
Marcus Stoinis scored the highest individual score in BBL history, a 79-ball 147 for Melbourne Stars.
While they fell short by just four runs, they still managed to post 219/1, which is the third-highest in the tournament. The top two totals came during the 2016-17 season when the Hobart Hurricanes made 223/8 in response to Melbourne Renegades' 222/4 in the match hosted by the Docklands Stadium.
Match report How did the match pan out?
Moises Henriques (41) and Dwarshuis (42 not out) were the only Sydney players to show any resistance with the bat. The Melbourne Stars opener generally bats down the order in the Indian Premier League and is effective with the ball during the middle overs as well.