Melbourne Stars defeated hosts Brisbane Heat by 8 runs in the KFC Big Bash League match at the GABBA in Brisbane today. Batting first after winning the toss, Melbourne Stars posted a good total of 177 for 7 in the allotted 20 overs. Left-handed opener Rob Quiney was the hero of the Melbourne Stars innings scoring 97 from 60 balls with 5 fours and half a dozen sixes. David Hussey chipped in with 45 from 32 balls with 4 fours and a six. For the hosts Brisbane Heat, off spinner Nathan Hauritz who opened the bowling claimed superb figures of 4-0-18-3.
Brisbane Heats got a breezy start from its high profile openers - Matthew Hayden (22 from 10 balls) and Brendon McCullum (36 from 25 balls) but none of the batsmen could stay longer to clinch the run chase. The hosts were restricted to 169 for 7 which was 8 runs short of a victory. Pacer Clint McKay was the pick of the bowlers for Melbourne Stars taking 3 for 22 in his 4 overs.