Final, Brisbane, Dec 8 2019, Women's Big Bash League
Heat Wmn won by 6 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
player of the match
Beth Mooney
Brisbane Heat Women

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.

Bates to Laura, 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 185 runs
BH-W: 161/4CRR: 8.94 RRR: 0.50 • Need 1 run from 12b
Laura Kimmince18 (10)
Beth Mooney56 (45)
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...

Coyte to Laura, 1 run

full on leg stump, steps across, exposes all the stumps and swipes this down to fine leg

Coyte to Mooney, 1 run

full outside off, driven to sweeper cover

Coyte to Mooney, no run

full on off stump, pushed back towards the bowler

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

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

Coyte to Laura, 1 run

full outside off, steps out and drills it along the floor to long-off

Required rate is now 2.00, in case anyone was wondering. Here's Coyte

end of over 178 runs
BH-W: 156/4CRR: 9.17 RRR: 2.00 • Need 6 runs from 18b
Beth Mooney53 (41)
Laura Kimmince16 (8)
Megan Schutt4-0-27-0
Tahlia McGrath4-0-34-2
Schutt to Mooney, 2 leg byes

full slower ball on leg stump, steps out and tickles this fine of short fine leg

Schutt to Laura, 1 run

slower ball at a length outside off, swept off the inside half towards midwicket

Schutt to Mooney, 1 leg bye

full slower ball on leg. Steps out and looks to flick, cops it on the pad

Schutt to Laura, 1 run

full slower ball at middle stump, clears the front leg and hammers it on the bounce to long-on

Schutt to Laura, 2 runs

just clears extra cover. full slower ball outside off. Steps out and looks to club it inside out. Loses her shape and ends up slicing it

Schutt to Mooney, 1 run

tossed up slower ball, met on the full and driven to long-on