An Women’s Big Bash League(WBBL) is giving us all a gala time. With the intensity and entertainment, it is really difficult to keep calm. In today’s matches, we saw Brisbane Heat going against Melbourne Renegades in the first match of the day. In the second match, we saw, Hobart Hurricane squaring off against Sydney Thunder.
Let’s take a look at match highlights:
Brisbane Heat VS Melbourne Renegades
Brisbane Heat Women 180/1
Melbourne Renegades Women (20 ov, T:181) 159/6
Brisbane Heat won by 21 run
Brisbane Heat openers Georgia Redmayne and Grace Harris established a franchise-record opening stand to build up a 21-run victory.
In Mackay, Redmayne and Harris put together a brilliant 165-run partnership that featured dazzling smashes all over the field and deft runs between wickets. The partnership ranked third in WBBL history and was the highest for any wicket in Heat history.
The Heat had a good record versus the Renegades, and their 180 points were the fourth-highest total in team history, with three of those points coming against their Melbourne rivals.
With three boundaries in the first over, the strong Harris gave the innings a quick start. Redmayne, a chic left-hander, was reticent at first but warmed up to the job. She had perfect timing and positioning throughout the entire inning. She began the final over on the verge of a century, but the final two deliveries were delivered to the non-end. striker’s
Renegades got out to a strong start, with starter Hayley Matthews scoring 35 points off of 19 deliveries. She appeared to be a threat. But Harris threw herself to the left to take a spectacular diving grab to dismiss her.
With six overs left, the necessary run rate ballooned to over 12 and the Heat coasted to their second straight victory. Amelia Kerr, a powerful legspinner, was the Heat bowler of choice.
Hobart Hurricanes VS Sydney Thunder
Hobart Hurricanes Women 144/7
Sydney Thunder Women (18.1/20 ov, T:145) 95
Hobart Hurricanes W won by 49 runs
The Hobart Hurricanes defeated the Sydney Thunder by a score of 49 runs. They record their second victory of the season.
The Hurricanes scored 7 for 141 from their 20 overs. Opener Lizelle Lee scored the most with 41 off 29 balls. It was the highest score in the opening batch of matches at the location on what has proven to be a difficult batting surface.
At the beginning of Thunder’s pursuit, Tammy Beaumont once more fell easily. Prior to Molly Strano bowling the opener in the eighth over, Australian hopeful Phoebe Litchfield hit 28, which turned out to be their highest total.
The Thunder were bowled out for 95 in 18.1 overs and are now winless in three games as they travel for the first time this season thanks to the efforts of Hayley Jensen, Heather Graham, and Maisy Gibson, who each took two wickets. Maisy Gibson also claimed the crucial wicket of Rachael Haynes. However, because they scheduled the reigning champion Perth Scorchers to play on their ground next, things aren’t about to get much simpler.