Latest Match Report – Heat vs Stars 13th Match 2023/24

Brisbane heat Scored 150 for 6 (Vol 48*, Not 31). Melbourne Stars 137 for 7 (Capsey 52, Garth 45) 13 runs

Charlie Knott made a decisive all-round contribution as the Brisbane Heat cemented their position as the WBBL’s early-season pacesetters with a win over the Melbourne Stars, making it four wins from four.

Knott gave a stuttering Heat batting performance that included just eight runs in two power surge overs, with a late boost of 31 off 14 balls. He combined with Georgia Wall for a dominant 43 runs, which helped them score 51 runs in the last five overs.

Opening the bowling, she gave the Heat the best start as a poor-spin off-break was ripped by Sophia Dunkley, leaving the England batting confused as to what had happened.

Knott, Sarah Glenn and skipper Jess Jonassen took six wickets as Heat’s spinners played a key role in the chase.

Glenn took the big wicket of Meg Lanning, who missed a sweep, while Jonassen dismissed Mia Bouchier in a low catch-and-bowl opportunity. For the nation’s second wicket, Nicola Hancock took a running catch at deep square leg to pull in a powerful stroke sweep by Nicole Faldham.

Alice Capsey had hope for the Stars but when she was stumped on 52 off 43 balls by Jonassen out, there was still a lot to do despite the best efforts of Kim Garth.

Heat made a strong start with the bat and reached 49 for no loss in the sixth over when Ellie Johnston, replacing the retired Georgia Redmayne, top-edged her for a six off a short ball from young pacer Millie Illingworth. is over.

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Grace Harris couldn’t find her stride before playing past a full delivery from the wonderful Annabelle Sutherland. The Stars continued to bounce back with the ball and were on top at 99 for 5 in the 16th over, but the Heat’s late prosperity took a turn for the worse.

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