first_img‘Bash Brothers’ Chris Lynn and Brendon McCullum brought out their full range of shots on Tuesday night to power Brisbane Heat to 9-wicket win against Melbourne Stars.Lynn and McCullum added 101 runs in the first 10 overs as Brisbane chased down the target of 142 in 14.4 overs to take the third spot in the points table.Lynn, who was promoted to open the innings, remained unbeaten on 63 off 46 balls with three sixes and seven boundaries while McCullum smashed 61 from 30 balls, hitting the same number of boundaries and sixes as his opening partner.The Stars would have had Lynn out for a third-ball duck if not for captain John Hastings dropping a sitter at mid-off in the first over.It was a welcome return to form for Lynn, who underwent shoulder surgery in July and is the third-highest run scorer in BBL history.Joe Burns gave good support to Lynn, not that he needed any with the way he was batting, and remained unbeaten on 18 from 12 balls.Earlier, the Stars posted a paltry 141 for 7 on the board after being put into bat with Glenn Maxwell (50), Kevin Pietersen (30) and James Faulkner (20 not out) scoring some runs for the home team.Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson took 3 for 14 from four overs to star with the ball for Brisbane. Those were his best bowling figures in the Big Bash League.Ben Cutting, Yasir Shah and Mark Steketee also got a wicket each for the visitors.Melbourne Stars are languishing in the last spot with three losses from three matches.advertisement”We’re not looking like going anywhere but bottom at the moment,” Stars skipper Maxwell said after the match.”We’re playing terrible cricket. We’re not probably playing together as a team … we were putrid today,” he added.last_img read more