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Brisbane Heat Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

Brisbane Heat Women won the 2019/20 Women's Big Bash League

Season

Hours of play (local time)

13.30 start, First Session 13.40-15.10, Interval 15.10-15.30, Second Session 15.30-17.00

Match days

8 December 2019 (20-over match)

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Match Referee

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Varun Shetty

Beth Mooney is the Player of the Match. Like she was in last year's final.

Sophie Devine is the Player of the Tournament.

4:42pm The team's out in the middle, embracing each other. Barring a brief period with the ball in the first innings, this has been a brute of a performance to defend their title. They join Sydney Sixers in the record books for most WBBL titles - they have two each. Beth Mooney at one end to seal it for them too, who has been a rock for them. Nine fifties and she finishes the second-higher run-getter in the tournament. Only two sixes all tournament for her - can you believe? Because all the carnage has happened at the other end. Maddy Green, Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris, a surprise from Sammy-Jo Johnson today, and, of course, Laura Harris, who also hit the winning runs for them last season. This has been a game-changing effort from Heat this season, they've been on another level.
Strikers began decently, but probably fell 15 short because of their collapse in the middle overs. A valiant knock from Wellington kept them in the game, arguably, but it was too little to seriously challenge Heat. Didn't help that Devine, who finishes top-scorer this season with 769 runs, fell early. It was uphill, and they came short against a very good team. Thanks for joining us this season, we'll see you soon.

18.1
1
Bates to L Harris, 1 run, a single past midwicket seals it. Full ball on middle stump, steps out, yorks herself and jams an inelegant slog past that fielder to seal back-to-back titles

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | BH-W: 161/4 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 8.94, RRR: 0.50)

  • Laura Harris18 (10b)
  • Beth Mooney56 (45b)
  • Sarah Coyte4-0-27-1
  • Megan Schutt4-0-27-0

Scores even. Palpable excitement at the ground, people are hopping about, chanting. One more run for the title...

17.6
1
Coyte to L Harris, 1 run, full on leg stump, steps across, exposes all the stumps and swipes this down to fine leg
17.5
1
Coyte to Mooney, 1 run, full outside off, driven to sweeper cover
17.4
0
Coyte to Mooney, no run, full on off stump, pushed back towards the bowler
17.3
0
Coyte to Mooney, no run, another run out chance. Full ball just outside off, trickles pitch side as she looks to flick. The non-striker is down the track as the keeper gets to this, but her under-arm flick is too wide of the stumps for the bowler
17.2
2
Coyte to Mooney, 2 runs, missed run out! Full and into the stumps, leans in and flicks to deep midwicket. A poor call to come back for the second, made after the fielder has shaped to throw. But the keeper can't gather the throw on the half volley as Mooney dives desperately

Heat Wmn 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27BL MooneyML Green
2nd27BL MooneySJ Johnson
3rd67JL JonassenBL Mooney
4th13BL MooneyGM Harris
5th28BL MooneyL Harris