Match 48: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades.
A Record chase from Melbourne Renegades leads to a defeat of Brisbane Heat by 6 wickets at Brisbane on Wednesday
Winning the toss, Renegades skipper opted to bat on a good batting surface. Opening the inning for Heat, Green and Mooney provided a good start for Heat. After a decent stand, Green departed on 20. On the other side after a failure in the last two matches, Beth Mooney was back to her best scoring another half-century of the season, she scored a brilliant 86 runs in just 57 balls including 10 fours and 2 sixes.
It was a mixture of class and aggression from the southpaw. With the departure of Green, the senior pro-Jonassen took the responsibility and played a good supporting role, she got her second fifty of the season in just 34 balls. In the end, Danielle Wyatt got the better of two batters, picking them in the same over. In the end, some quick fires from Laura Harris made Heat to end on 183 for 4 in 20 overs.
Chasing the mammoth target of 184 on a solid surface. Anna Lanning after scoring a boundary got out in a mix up for 5. With her departure, the English duo of Wyatt and Beaumont tried to build the inning for Renegades. Both had a partnership of 74 runs dominated more by Wyatt. After scoring a quick inning, Kerr dismissed Beaumont lbw on 23.
With her departure, in came the skipper who is in the form of her life. Duffin had a partnership with Wyatt of 69 runs. Duffin scored another match-winning 50 which helped Renegades to create history by chasing the highest total in the history of WBBL. Wyatt dismissed after scoring an aggressive 87. In the end, Duffin remaining unbeaten at 51 and Wareham finished the match for Renegades with an over left.
On the whole, it was a batting paradise for the batters and it was great to see a 180 plus target got chased for the first time in the history of WBBL. Sadly, the bowlers had a tough time on the day.
Brief Scores: Heat 183 for 4 in 20 overs ( Mooney 86 & Wyatt 2 for 26) lost to Renegades 185 for 4 in 19 overs (Wyatt 87 & Kerr 1 for 35) by 6 wickets.