Brisbane Heat smash Adelaide Strikers to secure back-to-back WBBL titles

by Theguardian

Cricket
Brisbane Heat 162-4; Adelaide Strikers 161-7

Brisbane Heat have claimed back-to-back WBBL titles, defeating Adelaide Strikers by six wickets in Sunday’s final at a sold-out Allan Border Field. Chasing 162 for victory after the Strikers made 161-7, the Heat reached their target with 11 balls to spare after a controlled run chase.

Opener Beth Mooney led the way for the home team with an unbeaten 56, repeating the dose from last year’s final when she also made a half-century. Laura Harris (18no) scored the winning run to spark the celebrations, just as she did when the Heat upset the Sydney Sixers last summer.

Related: WBBL final: Brisbane Heat beat Adelaide Strikers to go back-to-back

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