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Cricket news - Heat pip Thunder in thriller to seal spot in WBBL final

Haidee Birkett's screamer denies Nicola Carey and Sydney Thunder a spot in the final

Haidee Birkett sealed ' s screamer on the boundary from the last ball, Brisbane Heat - place in the women's Big Bash League 2018-19 final after forcing a four-run victory over Sydney Thunder. Five runs from the last ball - that is what the equation came in the first semi-final at the Drummoyne Oval in Sydney on Saturday (19. January). In-form Nicola Carey's shot from the final ball saw everything set up, disable the ropes and give the Thunder a thrilling win, but only, Birkett stood in the way, what is their first appearance in a final.

Chasing 141 for a place in the final, Thunder opener Rachael priest sewed a fine 33-ball 44 to the chase with Naomi Stalenberg a 56-run stand after Rachael Haynes set up and fell for a duck. The pair fell within two laps of each other, like Thunder momentum is lost at a crucial stage, scoring just five runs for the net two overs, but Alex Blackwell (29) kept them in the hunt. Carey came out blazing all guns and smashed a six and a four, and almost pulled out a six to seal a victory, but it was not at some point.

The heat were led by Sammy-Jo Johnson's all-round trip, had their first score, a 26-ball 33, before accounting for Haynes in the second ball of the innings to peg the Thunder again in the morning. You to Thunder bowlers after the heat dented goods went through the early wickets of Grace Harris, Beth Mooney with a tap, consisting of two fours and as many sixes.

Heat the bowlers were clinical, the opposition to 136 for 7, although he admitted that the eight extras, of which seven wides. But it is Laura Harris really was unbeaten late cameo 25-ball 32, the four borders-the has you defend the momentum towards the end and overall, good enough to.

Ticker: Brisbane Heat 140/7 in 20 overs (Sammy Jo-33 Johnson, Laura Harris, 32*; Nicola Carey 1-23) beat Sydney Thunder 136/7 in 20 overs (Rachael priest 44, Alex Blackwell 29; Jemma Barsby 3-23) by four runs.

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