Brisbane Heat Dominates Sydney Thunder in WBBL 2023 Eliminator

Brisbane Heat played really well against Sydney Thunder in the WBBL 2023 Eliminator match at the WACA Stadium. They batted first and scored a strong 169 runs, thanks to some quick and impressive batting by Grace Harris and Amelia Kerr. The bowlers, led by Courtney Sippel, did a great job and secured a 44-run victory.

Brisbane Heat took control early on.

In this important match between two teams that have won the championship twice, Heat took control early on. The opening pair scored 58 runs in just 6.2 overs, with Grace Harris making a significant contribution of 45 runs off 22 balls. She hit eight fours and a six at a very high strike rate of 200.

After Harris, Amelia Kerr played a crucial role, scoring 48 runs off 32 balls. While her innings might seem slower compared to Harris, Kerr held the team together during a tough period in the middle. Despite the middle-order batters not scoring much, Kerr and Harris ensured that Sydney Thunder had to chase at a rate of over eight runs per over in this knockout match.

Thunder’s best chance to reach the target relied on Chamari Athapaththu making a strong start. The Sri Lankan player did score a good amount (41 runs), but she didn’t score them very quickly, with a strike rate of 102. Unfortunately, she got out in the 10th over, and at that point, Thunder was scoring just a bit more than one run per ball.

As the pressure of the increasing required run rate built up, even the experienced middle-order duo of Heather Knight and Marizanne Kapp struggled. Nicola Hancock and Courtney Sippel, the bowlers from Brisbane Heat, did a great job and managed to limit Thunder’s scoring, leading to a comfortable victory for Brisbane Heat in the end.

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