Match 7: Georgia Redmayne’s Fifty and Excellent Wicket-Keeping help Heat beat Scorchers

The seventh match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) was played between Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Tuesday. Perth Scorchers won the toss and elected to bowl first.

 

Georgia Redmayne for Brisbane Heat. PC: WBBL/Twitter
Georgia Redmayne for Brisbane Heat. PC: WBBL/Twitter

1st innings Brisbane Heat 162-5 in 20 overs

Batting first, Brisbane Heat smashed 162-5 in 20 overs, riding on wicket-keeper bat Georgia Redmayne scintillating half century. The left hand opening bat scored 59 not out off 52 balls, hitting half a dozen boundaries. Partnering with Grace Harris, the duo stitched a 68-run partnership for the first wicket in 7.5 overs. For Perth Scorchers, it was Heather Graham, who was the pick of the bowlers as she accounted for 2-15 in her four overs. Sophie Devine, Alana King and Samantha Betts struck with one wicket apiece.

2nd innings Perth Scorchers 103 all out in 17.2 overs

In reply, Perth Scorchers were done and dusted for 103 in 17.2 overs, losing the match by 59 runs. Perth Scorchers’ skipper and opening bat Devine top scored with 18 runs off 15 balls, hitting three boundaries. Chamari Athapaththu (11), Heather Graham (17) and Chloe Piparo (10) were the other contributors with the bat. Brisbane Heat had a wonderful outing with the ball as the pace duo of Nicola Hancock and Grace Harris scalped three wickets each. India’s leg spinner Poonam Yadav accounted for two wickets, while Georgia Prestwidge and Brisbane Heat captain Jess Jonassen struck with one wicket apiece.

Player of the Match – Georgia Redmayne

Brisbane Heat’s wicket-keeper and opening bat Georgia Redmayne won the player of the match award for her match-winning performance with the bat. The stylish southpaw hit an unbeaten 59 off 52 balls (4s: 6).

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Next fixtures

Perth Scorchers will play against Melbourne Renegades on October 23 at the Aurora Stadium in Launceston, while Brisbane Heat will lock horns against Melbourne Stars on October 23 at the Invermay Park in Launceston.

Brief Score

Brisbane Heat 162-5 in 20 overs (G Redmayne 59 not out; H Graham 2-15) beat Perth Scorchers 103 all out in 17.2 overs (S Devine 18; G Harris 3-16) by 59 runs

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