It's time to conclude our coverage as well. We hope you enjoyed the run feast contest. For now, this is Deepak Prakash signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Soumarya Dutta, and scorer/analyst Dushyant Madhukar Kumar. CHEERS!
WBBL09 Points Table after the 27th match👇
Tahila Wilson of Sydney Thunder is the player of the match.
3:30 PM IST, 21:00 Local Time: The match swung like a pendulum and Sydney Thunder Women held their nerves, winning the high-scoring match by 8 runs. Sydney Thunder Women climb to the top of the table after winning this match.
Earlier, after being invited to bat first, the Sydney Thunder Women posted a mammoth 204/4 in 20 overs, which is the highest total for Thunder in WBBL history. Tahlia Wilson and Chamari Athapaththu spearheaded the innings for the Thunder, and the duo scored at a rapid pace from the word go and went on to add 102 runs for the first wicket, with Athapaththu departing for 58 runs. Phoebe Litchfield and Heather Knight contributed 17 and 38 runs, respectively, while Wilson continued her merry ways and remained unbeaten on 83 runs off 54 balls, helping her side post a mammoth 204/4 in 20 overs. Nicola Hancock and Courtney Sippel celebrated a couple of wickets each for Heat Women.
In pursuit of a mammoth 204 runs, Brisbane Heat lost Grace Harris for a mere 5 runs off 7 balls. Georgia Redmayne and Amelia Kerr started building the partnership in the middle, and their budding partnership was halted by Sammy-Jo Johnson, who trapped Redmayne for 29 runs and halted their progress.
Amelia Kerr and Mignon du Preez joined forces in the middle, and the duo scored at a decent pace to keep the run rate in check. However, Darlington trapped Amelia for 41 runs and put the Heat in a spot of bother. Georgia Voll joined du Preez in the middle but lost her wicket in the form of a run-out. On the other hand, du Preez notched up her half-century but failed to bat till the end, departing for 61 runs in the penultimate over of the innings. Charli Knott (28* off 12) and Jess Jonassen (15* off 6) played a cameo at the cue end of the innings, but it was a tad late for them as they fell 8 runs short of the target.
Hannah Darlington extracted a couple of wickets for Thunder but conceded 53 runs in her 4-over quota. Marizanne Kapp and Sammy-Jo Johnson contributed one wicket.
The Sydney Thunder have clinched a nerve wrecking thriller here by the barest of margins. They win by 8 runs.
Brisbane Heat Women
19.6 M Kapp to J Jonassen
1 Fuller and outside the off stump and Jonassen hoicks it into the on side for a single. But it hardly matters as the Thunder have upstaged the table toppers Brisbane Heat and have clinched a thriller by 8 runs here at the North Sydney Oval.
Kapp uses her experience here and bowls it from around the wicket, cramping Jonassen for room.
19.5 M Kapp to J Jonassen
0 Kapp holds her nerve and sneaks in the dot ball! It was right up in the block hole and Jonassen couldn't get it away. The Thunder are all but ensured of a victory now.
Oh dear, the match is swinging like a pendulum. The equation is reduced to 10 runs off 2 balls. Can Jonassen do the unthinkable here? 👀
19.4 M Kapp to J Jonassen
6 SIX! UNBELIEVABLE from Jonassen! It was fuller and way outside off stump. But she fetched it from there and deposited it over deep mid wicket for a MAXIMUM. 10 runs needed from two balls now.
16 needed off 3 balls. A boundary is needed here.
19.3 M Kapp to C Knott
1 Back of a length and on middle stump. Knott backs away and swats it to mid on. Single
17 needed off 4 balls and Knott is on the strike now.
19.2 M Kapp to J Jonassen
1 Pace off and outside off stump. Jonassen walks down the track and hits it for a single.
Woah, the match is not over yet. Jonassen launched it for a biggie and Heat need 18 runs in the last 5 balls.
19.1 M Kapp to J Jonassen
6 SIX! TONKED! It was full and in the slot. Jonassen cleared her front leg and whipped it over deep mid wicket for a MAXIMUM.
Brisbane Heat Women require 24 runs in the last over. Marizanne Kapp will bowl the final over.