Harris - Redmayne record stand powers Heat to second spot in points table
Grace Harris (R) and Georgia Redmayne (L) had their second 100-run partnership in WBBL08 © Getty Images
Brisbane Heat returned to winning ways against Sydney Thunder to register their sixth win of the season at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Friday (November 4). They beat a struggling Sydney Thunder by 14 runs thanks to a century stand between Georgia Redmayne and Grace Harris.
Batting first, Heat got off to a rapid start scoring 28 runs in the first three overs. Thunder’s Belinda Vakarewa responded with the wicket of Danielle Wyatt in the fourth over as she had the batter dismissed for 15. That wicket brought Harris to the crease, who consolidated the innings with Redmayne.
The duo recorded the highest-ever partnership of 126 runs at the Bellerive Oval with Redmayne scoring 64 while Harris made 74 off 54 balls. Vakarewa once again came to Thunder’s rescue as she dismissed the pair in the same over, curtailed the opposition to a total of 164.
For Thunder, Vakarewa picked up three wickets for 21 runs while none of the other bowlers didn't have any impact.
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During the reply, Heat got off to a perfect start with the wicket of Tammy Beaumont on the first delivery of the second innings. Her fellow opener Phoebe Litchfield kept Thunder within touching distance of the target and added 70 for the second wicket with Sammy-Jo Johnson. They made 39 and 41 respectively.
In the ninth over, Litchfield's run out turned the tide in favour of Heat. Thereafter, the chase got tougher for Thunder with Amelia Kerr bowling Johnson. Skipper Rachael Haynes had a decent start but her side kept losing wickets and were unable to claw back. They lost a flurry of wickets at the backend including that of Haynes and eventually fell 14-run short of Heat.
For Heat, Courtney Sippel and Jess Jonassen lead the Heat’s bowling unit from the front, bagging 3 wickets each.
Brief scores: Brisbane Heat 163/3 in 20 overs (Grace Harris 74, Georgia Redmayne 64; Belinda Vakarewa 3/21) defeat Sydney Thunder 149/9 in 20 overs (Sammy-Jo Johnson 41, Phoebe Litchfield 39; Courtney Sippel 3/27) by 14 runs. POTM: Grace Harris