Marcus Stoinis picked up his second Player of the Match award of the T20 World Cup 2024 courtesy of a whirlwind half-century against Scotland at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Saint Lucia on Sunday.

Stoinis scored 59 off just 29 deliveries to dig Australia out of trouble after the 2021 champions were reduced to 60/3 inside nine overs while chasing Scotland’s total of 180.

Coming in while his team was in a spot of bother, Stoinis along with Travis Head (68 off 49) steadied the Aussie innings.

With the asking rate rising close to 13 heading into the final seven overs, Stoinis let loose and exhibited some sensational power hitting to complete his half-century in 25 balls. His innings featured nine boundaries and two maximums.

Stoinis’ innings was the difference between the two teams on the night as Australia won the match by five wickets and with two balls remaining.

The victory saw Australia top Group B with four wins out of four. The Aussies had already made it through to the Super 8.

The Aussie all-rounder, though he didn’t bowl against Scotland, has been in sensational form in the tournament. He was the Player of the Match in Australia’s opening game against Oman with a fantastic all-round display and also contributed heavily to his team’s wins against England and Namibia in subsequent matches.

With 156 runs in four matches, our Aussie dynamo is the second-highest scorer in the ongoing T20 World Cup after Afghanistan’s Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Stoinis has also picked up six wickets in the campaign at a fantastic average of 8.66.

Watch out for more superb shows from Stoinis and other Super Giants in the Super 8 stage of the T20 World Cup 2024.