Semi-final scorecard: Sydney Thunder 6-143 (Rachael Haynes 48 *, Nadine de Klerk 2-11) defeated Brisbane Heat 131 (Laura) Kimmince 37, Hannah Darlington (3-19) with 12 runs.
A late flood of wickets shot the Sydney Thunder through to the WBBL final against the Melbourne Stars.
The Thunder pissed off two-time defending champions Brisbane Heat by 12 runs in the North Sydney Oval.
Heat star Laura Kimmince appeared to be leading her team to victory by hitting 37 balls out of just 17, including four massive sixes.
But the wheel fell off when Georgia Voll and Amelia Kerr ran out within three balls and Kimmince on the last ball of the 17th. overtaken.
The heat tail then did not match the accuracy of Hannah Darlington (3-19) and Sammy-Jo Johnson (2-14). .
« When Kimmince flew, you thought the game was over, » former Test Fast Trent Copeland said in a comment.
« Two spouts in one. . . The buzz came back and it was Hannah Darlington who closed it. «
Australian rep Molly Strano added: « I don’t think I’ve ever seen such massive fluctuations in dynamics in a game. «
The Thunder will take on the stars at the North Sydney Oval on Saturday night.
Heat star Laura Kimmince could envision a trip to the casino after the WBBL after suffering a tremendous stroke of luck in tonight’s tense chase.
Kimmince scored early on in her innings when her bowling shot shot the Samantha Bates of Thunder, which was deflected from her body onto the stumps.
It has to be heavy bail, however, as it stayed intact and Kimmince kept playing and hitting the next ball for a sweet six.
The Sydney Thunder have set the Brisbane Heat a goal of 143 after the first innings in the WBBL semifinals.
Rachael Haynes High scored 48 of 44 balls and just missed a six on their last delivery to miss half a century.
The heat needs 7. 2 runs over to chase their rivals in the North Sydney Oval and secure a spot to face the Melbourne Stars in the WBBL Grand Final.
Amelia Kerr from The Heat bamboozelt Sydney’s Phoebe Litchfield with a peach delivery and wicket keeper Georgia Redmayne did the rest with her gloves on.
It was the third time Litchfield was taken by surprise this WBBL season, and the second time in a row that she was caught pouncing on Kerr’s wide off-spinner.
As the ball swept past Redmanye, the goalkeeper wasted no time knocking the bail off the stump for a sensational wicket to break a partnership with Rachael Haynes.
The Sydney Thunder fell victim to an early leakage mistake that left Rachel Trenamen embroiled in a misunderstanding midway through.
The Brisbane Heat started their attack from the start in the WBBL second semi-final and decided to mix up their early deliveries on a dry wicket after a day of hot weather in Sydney.
And it wouldn’t be long before Trenaman and her inaugural partner, Tammy Beaumont, were trapped in no man’s land on the field before attempting to get back to their crease after a quick blow.
Laura Kimmince from Heat, who pounced on the mistake, picked up the ball and threw it precisely onto the stumps. The deposits flew before Trenaman could make it back in time.
The Brisbane Heat and Sydney Thunder will meet in the WBBL semi-finals on Thursday for a place in the grand finals on Saturday.
The Stars overtook the Scorchers last night in the first semi-final to reach Saturday’s decision and will face the winner of today’s clash.
Brisbane Heat (WBBL), Women’s Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder (WBBL), Cricket, Jess Jonassen
World News – AU – Epic collapse ends Brisbane’s WBBL reign
Donnez votre avis et abonnez-vous pour plus d’infos
Vidéo du jour: