WBBL: Heat beat Strikers in thriller

Shubham Singh
24 Oct 2021
06:56
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WBBL: Heat beat Strikers in thriller

After all of the last day got engulfed by the rain, today looked no different, however, WBBL lovers got treated to an eleven-over thrilling match. Brisbane Heat batted first and made 104/5 in the designated overs while Adelaide Strikers could reach only 99 in reply.

Redmayne and Voll go big

Georgia Redmayne followed her half-century performance with a terrific 14-ball 28 runs, grabbing 4 fours and one six. Grace Harris and Georgia carried the team to a 35 runs start in 16 balls before Sarah Coyte had Harris’ wicket. Then Darcie Brown bagged a hattrick claiming Redmayne, Kimmince, and Johnston.

The state of the Heat looked dire before Georgia Voll composed a superb knock. The batter made 31 runs in 17 balls and propelled her team to a sturdy 104. Brown returned figures of 3 wickets for 28 runs while Dane Van Niekerk remained Striker’s most economical bowler, going for 16 runs in two overs.

Woolvardt’s flashy innings

Chasing 105, the South African pair of Laura Woolvardt and Dan van Niekerk began with a superb charge. Most of the damage came via Laura as Dane made 24 off 22 balls and struggled to find boundaries. Laura remained unfazed despite the wickets and even hit Jonassen for a four and six in consecutive deliveries in the over Jess claimed van Niekerk.

However, the required rate hard reached 12+ by then and a tight ninth over by Poonam Yadav, who conceded just six runs, increased the required rate to 15.5. Woolvardt hit Prestwidge for a six but then lost her wicket going for runs. Ultimately, in the last over, the team needed 18 runs.

Coyote hit Hancock for four to begin the proceedings in the last over and then with 11 runs to get off 2 balls, Amanda Jade-Wellington carved out a boundary. Strikers could still force a super-over with a six but Hancock saw her team through and Amanda could only get a single. Jess Jonassen had superb figures of two wickets for 17 runs while Georgia Prestwidge’s two for 24 runs in three overs made for Heat’s most economical figures.

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