Brisbane Heat is going to battle it out versus Perth Scorchers at Hobart in Tasmania. This is the second time in two days that the teams are going to face each other as Scorchers women won a Super-Over battle after a Heat collapse.
In the first match, the spinners dominated the contest, with Heat’s Jess Jonassen claiming three wickets at 4 RPO. For the Scorcher last game’s Player of the Match Alana King took two wickets for 24 runs and caused a middle-order collapse after Heat had begun in an empathic fashion. Scorchers’ seamer Lilly Mills also had an impressive spell of three wickets for just 28 runs.
In the last match, Scorchers’ Beth Mooney made 40 runs in 37 deliveries while Chloe Piparo’s 20 runs off 14 balls combined to save the batting as most of the batters fell way short. On the other hand, Heat received a major contribution from Grace Harris, who topped all scorers with 41 runs. Georgia Redmayne looked dangerous but fell on 18 runs to Devine. Coming to Sophie Devine, she turned out to be the one who sealed the Super Over win with two sixes.
The Hobart pitch has seen scores from 120-135 range and both seamers and spinners have extracted advantage. Power hitters like Redmayne and Devine play a vital role as the pitch can tend to be on the slower side. Scorchers has an imposing batting lineup up-front with Devine, Mooney, Athapatthu, and Kapp while Heat openers Grace Harris and Georgia Redmayne can also take off. Is there another nail-baiting contest in store here?