Big-scoring Heat outlast Renegades
Brisbane Heat claim crucial points in Geelong after a big-hitting display
16 December 2018, 02:00 PM AEST
Brisbane Heat have found form with the bat to secure a 21-run win over Melbourne Renegades at Geelong Cricket Ground and haul themselves off the bottom of the WBBL ladder.
The Heat batted aggressively from the outset on Sunday afternoon reaching 50 in just the fourth over before eventually posting a massive 8-174.
The home side were briefly on track in their run chase, but fell away in their middle order to reach 7-153 off their allotted overs.
The Heat had numerous contributors with the bat but Sammy-Jo Johnson was most destructive, hitting 31 off just 10 balls as the Queenslanders were off to a flyer.
Laura Harris repeated the dose at the tail end of the innings with 29 not out off 12 balls, while Beth Mooney (25) and Jess Jonassen (26) were also among the runs.
Spinner Molly Strano avoided the carnage taking 4-21 to continue her recent good form.
The Renegades made a strong start in reply as Danni Wyatt (32) and Amy Satterthwaite (38) put on 75 for the opening wicket.
But the latter's dismissal kickstarted a steady loss of wickets, with Courtney Webb (26no) the only other Heat batter to pass 20.