Match 50 – Brisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Stars Women at The Gabba, Brisbane

Match 50 – Brisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Stars Women at The Gabba, Brisbane 
Pic Credits

Playing XI of Brisbane Heat – Beth Mooney (wk)Grace HarrisSammy-Jo JohnsonKirby Short (c)Jess JonassenJosephine DooleyLaura HarrisDelissa KimminceLaura WolvaardtJemma BarsbyGeorgia Prestwidge

Playing XI of Melbourne Stars – Lizelle LeeAngela ReakesMignon du PreezKristen Beams (c)Katey MartinErin OsborneAnnabel SutherlandNicola HancockNicole Faltum (wk)Alana KingHolly Ferling

Toss – Won by Brisbane Heat Women and elected to bowl first

1st Innings Summary – Put into bat first Melbourne Stars batters suffered a first ball wicket blow of Lizelle Lee. Opener Angela Reakes also got out in the same fashion as the former in 3rd over; the bowler being Sammy-Jo Johnson once again. To everyone’s surprise, Johnson took Katey Martin’s wicket on the first ball of 6th over (her being third) just like the earlier ones. While the first half of the batting line up was sent back to the pavilion by Johnson and Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince removed the tail by taking four wickets overall. Despite getting thirteen extra runs, Melbourne Stars could not prevent team’s all-out in 19.5 overs.

2nd Innings Summary – After destroying the opponent’s batting line up, the duo of Beth Mooney and Sammy-Jo Johnson played their role well while chasing. Later, Jess Jonassen blasted six 4s and a six in her 14-ball innings, to claim the must-win game by reaching the target in just 8.4 overs.

Player of the matchSammy-Jo Johnson being exceptionally well with the ball and smashing 30 runs in just 14 balls

Brief scorecard:

Melbourne Stars Women – 88/10 (19.5 overs)

Brisbane Heat Women – 91/3 (8.4 overs)

Result – Brisbane Heat Women won by 7 wickets

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