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Cricket news - Mooney stars in Brisbane Heat's maiden WBBL title win

Brisbane Heat celebrate their maiden WBBL title

Beth Mooney's 46-ball 65 and decisive blows from the lower middle-order bat has helped the Brisbane Heat to secure a three-wicket victory over defending Champions Sydney Sixers and clinch the Women's Big Bash League title for the first time.

Chasing their third title on the trot, the Sixers posted a total of 131 in the assigned 20 overs. Mooney then served as a pillar in the heat of the pursuit, but to hold it is necessary that the lower-order bat, the nerve in a tense finish, with Laura Harris about helping the team over the finish line with a border in the final.

The bat, Ellyse Perry played the anchor role and was involved in useful partnerships with Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner. Although the scoring rate was just a touch over six at the end of 10 overs, Perry and gardeners were looking good to set up a thriving the end for the Sixers.

Quick wickets, however, you, as the Sixers reduced to 97 for 5 in the 17th over were put back. But Dane van Niekerk ensured that the Sixers finish with a competitive score, scoring a 15-ball 32 included two fours and two sixes.

The pursuit began on a promising note for the heat promise, as they lost the grace Harris and Sammy-Jo Johnson in the early innings. But Mooney, in the company of the skipper Kirby Short, added 84 for the third wicket to set up your page on the route. But van Niekerk highlighted the Sixers' hopes, if you got rid of Short-and Mooney, who met in the 15th over, after which Erin Burns twice.

Need to win 15 out of the last two overs, the heat managed 10 van Niekerk runs in the penultimate over with Laura Wolvaardt scoring a decisive 9-off 5. Harris delivered the moment of joy that the heat was hoping for the whole season, hitting the winning boundary off Marizanne Kapp.

Brief scores: Sydney Sixers 131/7 in 20 overs (Ellyse Perry, 33, Dane van Niekerk 32*; Grace Harris 3-23) lost to Brisbane Heat 132/7 in 19.2 overs (Beth Mooney 65, Kirby-Short 29; Erin Burns 2-25) by 3 wickets.

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