In total, there were eight sixes and 13 fours from 79 balls of utter excellence, Stoinis finishing in typically brilliant fashion with a hook over backward square leg off Sam Curran.
Stoinis and Hilton Cartwright (59) propelled the Stars to 219 for one in the allotted 20 overs, sharing a 207-run partnership for the first wicket. In the end, visitors' scored 175 runs for a loss of seven wickets that forced them to suffer a defeat by a margin of 44 runs.
It meant the Stars' in-form captain Glenn Maxwell faced just two balls for the innings as they posted the third highest total in BBL history. This is the also the highest that the Sixers conceded going past the 209/4 by Brisbane Heat earlier this season. 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.
Melbourne Stars opener Marcus Stoinis continued his fine form with the bat as the Australia all-rounder notched up his maiden Big Bash League (BBL) century during a match against Sydney Sixers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. Stoinis' knock is also the highest individual T20 score on Australian soil going past Shane Watson's 124* for Australia in the 2016 Sydney T20I against India. Short had scored 122 down 69 balls in 2018.
The performance from Stoinis was staggering, with the Australia limited-overs global cracking 13 fours and eight sixes, including a maximum from the final ball of the innings at the MCG. Luke Wright hit as many as 9 sixes during his 117-run inning against the Hobart Hurricanes in 2011-12. He powered Stars to 219/1 in 20 overs.
In the process, he became the highest individual run-scorer in the tournament.
In the lower order, Ben Dwarshuis played a cameo of 42 runs off 17 balls with three boundaries and as many sixes.
Melbourne Stars will next take on Perth Scorchers on the 15th of January at the Perth Stadium.