Brisbane: Rob Quiney smashed 97 runs off 60 balls to help Melbourne Stars register an eight-run victory over Brisbane Heat at the Gabba here on Tuesday.
Electing to bat, the Stars were quickly off the block. Quiney and David Hussey shared a 105-run partnership to take them to 177 for seven.
Brisbane Heat, in reply, had a good start courtesy New Zealander Brendon McCullum. Till the half-way stage the home side were on-course to overhaul the visitors score.
Rob Quiney of the Stars bats during the T20 Big Bash League match against Brisbane Heat at The Gabba on Tuesday. (Getty Images)
However, an inspired spell of bowling by spin legend Shane Warne(1-22) and Clint McKay (3-22), pegged the Heats back and restricted them to a score of 169 for seven.