2nd Semi-Final (N), Sydney, Nov 26 2020, Women's Big Bash League
(18.3/20 ov, target 144)
Thunder Wmn won by 12 runs
Player Of The Match
Sydney Thunder Women
Match centre 
Commentator: Alex Malcolm
Scorecard summary
Sydney Thunder Women143/6(20 overs)
Brisbane Heat Women131(18.3 overs)

10.26pm That concludes our ball-by-ball coverage of this astonishing semi-final. Andrew McGlashan will have all the reaction from the ground in his report. The Thunder progress to face the Melbourne Stars in Saturday's final after taking 6 for 12 to defeat the Heat who had the game all but won. Join us for the final on Saturday night. Until then, stay safe.

10.20pm Hannah Darlington is the Player of the Match for her 3 for 19: "Such an amazing effort by the girls. I think wow is the perfect word to describe it. I guess those high pressure situations are what I play cricket for. You can win games for your team. I really enjoy it."

Sydney Thunder win by 12 runs and head into the final to face the Melbourne Stars.

Not quite sure how that happened. The Heat needed 26 from 30 balls with 6 wickets in hand! They self destructed with two needless run outs in an over. Laura Kimmince still looked in control but she fell to Sam Bates with 15 needed from 19 balls and then Hannah Darlington took 2 for 1 in the 18th over to basically seal it.

The Heat's dream of a hat-trick of titles has gone up in a self-induced blaze.

Johnson to DM Kimmince, OUT
caught and bowled! How did that happen!? Thunder win. Kimmince charges at a length ball, it's a slower ball, Kimmince miscues off the toe of the bat straight back to the bowler and Johnson takes the catch to spark wild celebration for the Thunder!
DM Kimmince c & b Johnson 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
Johnson to Hancock, 1 run
full slower ball on middle, she clips this to deep midwicket
Johnson to Hancock, no run
86kph, slower ball outside off, she mistimes a drive back to the bowler

Johnson to bowl the penultimate

end of over 181 runs • 2 wicket
BH-W: 130/9CRR: 7.22 • RRR: 7.00 • Need 14 from 12b
Nicola Hancock1 (2)
Delissa Kimmince0 (0)
Hannah Darlington3-0-19-3
Samantha Bates4-0-37-2

The Heat lost 5 for 10 in 15 balls

Darlington to Hancock, 1 run
full outside off, 107kph, she drives to long off
Darlington to Hancock, no run
106kph, good length on off, Hancock defends

Darlington on a hat-trick

Darlington to Prestwidge, OUT
Bowled through the gate! Darlington delivers again! Full and straight, Prestwidge drives but leaves a big gap between bat and pad, she gets a little inside edge onto middle
G Prestwidge b Darlington 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Georgia Prestwidge

Darlington to Knott, OUT
cleaned bowled! Brilliant yorker! Knott skips down, Darlington fires in a yorker and it slides under the bat and crashes into off! Superb bowling
CR Knott b Darlington 2 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57
Darlington to Knott, no run
100kph, angled into leg, it hits the pad as she tries to whip it square
Darlington to Knott, no run
102kph, full on off, she drives to mid off, Knott wants one, Delissa Kimmince says no

Darlington on. She will bowl overs 18 and 20

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
BH-W: 129/7CRR: 7.58 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 15 from 18b
Charli Knott2 (4)
Samantha Bates4-0-37-2
Sammy-Jo Johnson3-0-13-1
Bates to L Kimmince, OUT
bowled off the pad! Attempting the switch hit! She survived first ball but not this time. It was fired outside off, she sets up for the switch hit, it comes off the pad and ricochets onto off and the bails come off this time!
L Kimmince b Bates 37 (17b 2x4 4x6) SR: 217.64
Bates to L Kimmince, no run
quicker and flatter, 86kph, outside off, she misses the sweep this time
Bates to L Kimmince, SIX runs
launched over long on! This was huge! Flighted outside off, she gets down on one knee and nails a slog sweep into the stands!
Bates to Knott, 1 run
tossed up, 71kph, she advances and drives to long off

Hari: "@Vinod If they keep running themselves out, they are surely going to win.. hahaha"

Bates to Knott, no run
drifting into leg, she advances and clips this to backward square

JohnT: "Laura Kimmince : Schrodinger's cricketer - simultaneously winning and losing the game for the Heat !"

Bates to Knott, no run
74kph, good length, she sweeps and misses

Bates again

end of over 164 runs • 2 wicket
BH-W: 122/6CRR: 7.62 • RRR: 5.50 • Need 22 from 24b
Charli Knott1 (1)
Laura Kimmince31 (14)
Sammy-Jo Johnson3-0-13-1
Lauren Smith3-0-34-0

Rohantha: "How crucial would be that bail not falling, in deciding the outcome of this match and maybe the tournament!!"

Johnson to Knott, 1 run
96kph, angled into leg, she clips this off the legs for an easy one
Johnson to L Kimmince, 1 run
98kph, slower ball, she smashes this back to the bowler, Johnson gets a hand on it, the pinch a nervous single off the misfield

Charli Knott

Johnson to L Kimmince, OUT
Another run out! Oh no! Kimmince reverse sweeps a low full toss, she picks out the fielder, Kerr runs, Kimmince doesn't, Beaumont lobs the throw to Johnson and Kerr walks off despondent
AC Kerr run out (Beaumont/Johnson) 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Match details
North Sydney Oval, Sydney
TossBrisbane Heat Women , elected to field first
SeriesWomen's Big Bash League 2020
Player Of The Match
Hannah Darlington
Series resultSydney Thunder Women advanced
Match days26 November 2020 - night match (20-over match)
Eloise Sheridan
Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
Claire Polosak
Reserve Umpire
Troy Penman
Match Referee
Kent Hannam