The 34th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) was played between Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday.
Sydney Thunder won the toss and opted to bat first.
Brisbane Heat: Georgia Redmayne (wk), Grace Harris, Georgia Voll, Mikayla Hinkley, Anne Bosch, Jess Jonassen (c), Laura Kimmince, Charli Knott, Nicola Hancock, Georgia Prestwidge, Poonam Yadav
Sydney Thunder: Smriti Mandhana, Tahlia Wilson (wk), Phoebe Litchfield, Corinne Hall, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Deepti Sharma, Anika Learoyd, Hannah Darlington (c), Lauren Smith, Isabelle Wong, Samantha Bates
1st innings Sydney Thunder 143-7 in 20 overs
Batting first, Sydney Thunder posted a competitive score of 143-7 in 20 overs, thanks to Smriti Mandhana (37 runs off 24 balls) and Phoebe Litchfield (40 runs off 32 balls). The duo put together 39 runs in 28 balls, however, leg spinner Poonam Yadav got rid of Mandhana in the eighth over and also of Corinne Hall (0) on the very next ball as she had two in two. Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for Brisbane Heat as she scalped 3-17 in her four overs, including the wicket of Litchfield as well.
2nd innings Brisbane Heat 144-5 in 18.2 overs
In reply, Brisbane Heat chased down the target in 18.2 overs, winning the match by five wickets. Wicket-keeper and opening bat Georgia Redmayne mustered 57 runs off 45 balls, including seven boundaries to lead the run chase. Georgia Voll (25) and Mikayla Hinkley (33) made some useful contributions with the bat to help their team go past the target. For Sydney Thunder, captain Hannah Darlington was the most successful bowler as she scalped 3-21 in her four overs.
Player of the Match
Brisbane Heat’s Georgia Redmayne won the player of the match for her match-winning batting performance of 57 runs off 45 balls.
Sydney Thunder will play against Adelaide Strikers on November 9 at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide, while Brisbane Heat will lock horns against Sydney Sixers on the same date and at the same venue.
Sydney Thunder 143-7 in 20 overs (P Litchfield 40; P Yadav 3-17) lost to Brisbane Heat 144-5 in 18.2 overs (G Redmayne 57; H Darlington 3-21) by 5 wickets
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