Hall, Hinkley sink the Heat
A record 98-run partnership between Connie Hall and Mikayla Hinkley was the difference in Launceston
30 December 2018, 01:54 PM AEST
Hobart Hurricanes recorded just their second win of the Rebel WBBL season with a comprehensive five-wicket win over Brisbane Heat in Launceston.
Set 130 to win after Meg Phillips' 3-16 helped dismiss the Heat for 129, Corinne Hall (48) and Mikayla Hinkley (45no) combined for a match-winning 98-run stand.
The partnership was the Hurricanes highest ever for the fifth-wicket and looked certain to reach triple figures until Hall was stumped with only three runs left to round up.
Hinkley hit the winning runs with a deft dab over Heat wicketkeeper Beth Mooney to claim victory with 10 balls to spare.
The win snaps a five-match losing streak that dates back to the December 9 72-run victory over Melbourne Stars in Burnie.
Despite the positive result, Hobart remain at the bottom of the WBBL|04 table, while the Heat find themselves still in the top four.
Hobart's win was set up by the bowling unit, who dismissed the visitors in 19 overs.
Phillips was the pick, capturing the wickets of in-form opener Grace Harris, Laura Harris and Jemma Barsby.
Hall, who was named player of the match, paid tribute to the bowlers after the match.
"Our bowlers performed particularly well and the fielders backed it up," Hall said.
"It was a pretty complete performance today.
"They (Brisbane) a class side with three or four match-winning players.
"We've been threatened to get that win for a while so it's nice to get over the line."
The two sides will lock horns again tomorrow at the same venue.
Heat XI: Mooney, G Harris, Johnson, Short (c), Jonassen, Dooley, L Harris, Kimmince, Wolvaardt, Barsby, Birkett
Hurricanes XI: Mandhana, Fazackerley, Daffara, Knight, Hall, Hinkley, Redmayne, Moloney (c), Phillips, Hepburn, Hartley