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Mooney's Heat burns Strikers again

31 December 2017

Another stellar batting effort from Beth Mooney has guided Brisbane Heat to a big win over Adelaide Strikers

In-form opener Beth Mooney played another match-winning innings as Brisbane Heat's Rebel WBBL form revival continued with a second successive win over Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval.

The Heat produced a near carbon-copy of Friday's nine-wicket win over the same opponent, reaching 2-122, to pass the Strikers' 7-119 with 3.4 overs to spare on Sunday.

Once again, it was Mooney who produced the match's pivotal innings.

Match highlights: Rising Heat burn Strikers

The recently-named world's best T20 player batted confidently to score 81 not out off 46 balls, following up her unbeaten 86 against the Strikers 48 hours earlier.

Fellow opener and Heat captain Kirby Short offered solid support with 27 as the pair virtually sealed victory with an 88-run first-wicket stand.

The Strikers failed to build momentum during their innings. hindered by a regular fall of wickets.

Consistent opener Suzie Bates scored 32, but it needed a quickfire 37 late in the innings from Bridget Patterson to lift the Strikers' tally.

Allrounder Haidee Birkett returned the best bowling figures for the Heat with 3-15.

Birkett was ably backed by Jemma Barsby (2-25) who displayed some rare ambidextrous skills with both right- and left-arm deliveries within the same over.

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