Brisbane Heat top WBBL, host finals series
Brisbane Heat have claimed hosting rights for the WBBL finals by finishing top in the regular season.With rain delaying the start of play at CitiPower Centre in St Kilda and reducing play to 10 overs apiece, Beth Mooney starred as the Heat chased down the Stars' 6-87 with eight deliveries remaining.
WBBL Finals : Allan Border Field. First semi- final : Strikers v Scorchers, Saturday 10.10am (11.10am AEDT). Second semi- final : Heat v During the 56-game regular season, winning captains chose to bat first on just 11 occasions – and five of those times, it was the Sydney Sixers making the call.
Brisbane Heat bowler Sammy-Jo Johnson celebrates the wicket of Anna Lanning in the WBBL second semi- final against Melbourne Renegades in Very positive play from Josie Dooley. Gets across to Kerr first ball of the over and sweeps hard but only finds the sweeper. Kerr bowls a filthy full toss
Brisbane Heat will bowl first after winning the bat flip for Sunday's WBBL final against Adelaide Strikers at Allan Border Field.
Heat captain Kirby Short had no hesitation sending the Strikers in, with in-form New Zealand allrounder Sophie Devine to open alongside fellow White Ferns star Suzie Bates for Adelaide.
Devine needs to score just 14 runs to eclipse Ellyse Perry's record of 777 runs for a single WBBL tournament after her unbeaten half-century in Saturday's semi-final win over Perth Scorchers.
Both teams have named an unchanged XI with the Heat chasing back-to-back titles while Adelaide are playing in a WBBL final for the first time.
The match is officially a sellout and is set to begin at 1.40pm (1440 AEDT).
WBBL final hero Mooney wants new Heat deal .
Brisbane star Beth Mooney admits it will be tough to overlook the back-to-back WBBL champions if they offer her a new contract.The Australian international scored an unbeaten 56 at a packed Allan Border Field to guide the Heat to a six-wicket win over Adelaide in Sunday's final.