Harris helps Heat crush Hurricanes

31 December 2018

Grace Harris starred with bat and ball as the Brisbane Heat jumped to second place on the ladder

The Brisbane Heat have leapt to second place on the Rebel WBBL ladder after thrashing the Hobart Hurricanes by 58 runs in Launceston.

Set a gettable 139 for victory, the Hurricanes collapsed dismally, skittled for just 80 in 16.3 overs as the Heat resoundingly atoned for Sunday's defeat also at UTAS Stadium.

Mikayla Hinkley top-scored for the Hurricanes with 16 but she was also responsible for running out England star Heather Knight to set the tailspin in motion.

Captain Sasha Maloney (13) - who was unluckily dismissed with a high full toss which should have been called a no-ball - and extras (10) were the only other double digit tallies in a shocking run chase.

Jess Jonassen (2-11), Sammy-Jo Johnson (2-14) and Jemma Barsby (2-15) led the way in a clinical display with the ball and in the field from the Heat.

Hall completes clever run out

Player-of-the-match Grace Harris was miserly with 1-8 off three overs after stroking 32 at the top for the Heat while teenager Josie Dooley chimed in with an unbeaten 44 off 30 deliveries.

That helped lift Brisbane to 8-138 after the visitors at one stage lost 4-12 in three overs.

Meg Phillips (3-22), Veronica Pyke (2-17) and Heather Knight (2-21) bowled their hearts out for the Hurricanes, but they were badly let down by the batters.

"I thought we were a bit flat yesterday. We bounced back really well today," Harris said.

"We're looking to play aggressive cricket and push that through for the rest of the season."

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