Another deserving win for Brisbane Heat as they secure a convenient game over Hobart Hurricanes in the WBBL 2023. Winning the game, the Heat have secured 10 points so far, topping the table yet again.
Collaborative bowling efforts from the Heat led the opponents to secure a low total. The bowlers bowled impressively well, not allowing the opponents to secure partnerships and thus ended up winning the game by conveniently chasing down the low total.
Brisbane Heat won the toss and elected to field first against the host. Lizelle Lee and Elyse Villani opened bat for Hobart Hurricanes. Lee was lost way too early, but Villani held ground for considerable deliveries. While Villani batted her way out, securing a half-century for the team, the entire middle order was destroyed. Early wickets were seen from the non-striker’s end, Amelia Kerr and Courtney Sippel destructing the middle order batters during the WBBL 2023 game.
Ruth Johnston secured a few considerable runs after major batters like Bryony Smith, Heather Graham and Nicola Carey were lost. The middle order is posed a huge problem for the Hobart Hurricanes in the past few matches. Villani secured 58 runs in 54 deliveries. Hers was the only contribution that led the team to a total of 120 runs in 20 overs. Hurricanes lost 8 wickets in all, Charlie Knott, Courtney Sippel and Amelia Kerr secured 2 wickets each.
With an easy target to chase down, the Brisbane Heat batters played a fierce game. While opener Grace Harris was lost early, players like Georgia Redmayne, Amelia Kerr, Charli Knott and Mignon du Preez secured all the runs in collaboration. Redmayne secured 16 runs in 15 deliveries, Knott secured 21 runs whereas du Preez secured 13 runs. Amelia Kerr secured the major runs for her side playing at a strike rate of 137, securing 59 runs in 43 deliveries in the WBBL 2023.
This led the team to secure a total of 124 runs in just 17.2 overs. Although they lost 4 wickets in all, one each to Shabnim Ismail, Molly Strano, Heather Graham and Hayley Silver.
The failure of the middle-order batters is posing a major difficulty for the Hobart Hurricanes. The lack of partnerships and the failure of the middle order was the major reason for their loss.
WBBL 2023: Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Brief Scores
Hobart Hurricanes 120/8 (Elyse Villani 58 (54), Amelia Kerr 2/16) lost against Brisbane Heat 124/4 (Amelia Kerr 59 (43), Charli Knott 21 (13), Shabnim Ismail 1/16) by 6 wickets.