Lasith Malinga the star for the Stars in Bash victory

Lasith Malinga of the Stars walks from the field after the Scorchers were bowled out during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Stars at WACA on December 12, 2012 in Perth, Australia.
Lasith Malinga of the Stars walks from the field after the Scorchers were bowled out during the Big Bash League match between the Perth Scorchers and the Melbourne Stars at WACA on December 12, 2012 in Perth, Australia. Paul Kane - Getty Images

MELBOURNE Stars quick Lasith Malinga surprised many cricket fans, as well as the Scorchers batting line-up, as he blasted through them on Wednesday night to claim an astonishing 6-7 at the WACA.

But his captain Shane Warne wasn't one that was taken aback with those figures.

"We knew before the tournament that he is the best Twenty20 bowler," he said.

"He's quick and he's hard to pick up."

Warne, who strained a hamstring in the 10-wicket thrashing, bounced back to form with 1-9 off three overs, after he was smashed for 41 off two overs in game one against the Renegades.

Scorchers coach Justin Langer said the way his team lost was farcical, and he would take the issue up with Cricket Australia.

After a one-hour rain delay, both teams returned for only one ball to be bowled in the Stars' run chase - they were 0-29 from two overs when play resumed, and required just six just runs off five overs under the Duckworth-Lewis system to win after the Scorchers had made a record low score of 69.

Topics:  cricket melbourne stars scorchers shane warne

LETTER Monty Python circus with squirrels marrying squirrels

Squirrel in Yellowstone National Park during summer.  - User Contributed

God help us with the current crop of egomaniacs in Canberra

Bagging up some Christmas cheer

GOOD CAUSE: Wesley Mission representative Mike Jeffrey and Queenslander Credit Union CEO John Weier prepare for the Red Bag Appeal.

Almost half a million people are living below the poverty line

Ipswich unites in march for safe world for kids

The streets turn red in one of the previous Walk for Daniel events.

Bruce and Denise continue movement

Local Partners

What's on the small screen this week

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

TWO big reality shows wrap up this week while

The Ipswich stamp fair has it all licked

RARE METAL: Dave Roberts with his aluminium Tongan stamps from 1965.

Ipswich stamp fair will feature rare and unusual stamps

Seven decades of keeping Ipswich entertained

This is what the Incinerator Theatre in Queens Park looked like when the Ipswich Little Theatre Society performed its first play.

Times Past with QT columnist Beryl Johnston

Brad Pitt won't file legal response to divorce petition

Brad reportedly refused to send off the paperwork

Azealia Banks won't take legal action against Russell Crowe

Rapper Azealia Banks

Rapper drops legal action against Russell Crowe

Brad Pitt meets with his kids amid divorce proceedings

Actor Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt has met up with his oldest son Maddox

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

What our mayor thinks of the new draft SEQPlan

The plan to use the innovative technology as part of the new Maroochydore CBD was cemented on site today when Mayor Mark Jamieson and Envac Asia Region president Chun Yong Ha formally signed the contract for the $20 million underground waste collection system.

New plan accommodates Sunshine Coast Council's vision for growth.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track