Devine devours Heat to help Scorchers win

YESTERDAY in the WBBL was supposed to be a double header of action, but thanks to the rain in Sydney only one of the two matches got underway.

Further north up the coast in the one match that did take place, the Perth Scorchers got the chocolates over the Brisbane Heat, defeating their hosts by 39 runs.

After the Scorchers posted 3/192 from their 20 overs, the Heat got nowhere near the tally, reaching only 152 before being bowled out.

Scorchers’ captain Sophie Devine put on a true captain’s performance, belting 106 to really get her team’s innings off to a strong start. Her innings, which included 14 fours and four sixes, was largely in partnership with Beth Mooney (50), with the pair making a 131-run opening stance that almost latest three quarters of the match.

The number of run outs the Heat executed was higher than any other dismissal type, with Nicola Hancock the only bower to actually pick up a wicket.

The tightness of Brisbane’s bowling did not help the Heat either, with the final extras tally sitting at 10.

In the reply, the wickets kept tumbling too quickly for the Heat, who struggled to get any decent sort of start at any stage in their innings. The only decent sized partnership was the 50-run, five-over sixth wicket partnership between Georgia Redmayne and Georgia Voll.

Redmayne truly was the backbone of the innings for the Heat, opening the batting and not falling until becoming the penultimate wicket. She also easily top scored for her team, making 53.

Apart from her though, only three others made a double figure score, and Redmayne and those three other batters were the only ones to outscore the extras tally of 11.

Meanwhile for the Scorchers Piepa Cleary was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets, while Devine and Alana King each picked up two wickets each.

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