The Women’s Big Bash League wrapped up on the weekend, with the Brisbane Heat knocking off the Adelaide Strikers to claim their second title in a row.
Adelaide finished their innings at 7/161, but the reigning WBBL champions were able to chase that total down in front of a sold-out home crowd at Allan Border Field with six wickets to spare and 11 balls in to go.
Beth Mooney won her second consecutive player of the final award, while Sammy-Jo Johnson went viral with her four sixes in succession to make an enormous dent in the run chase.
For the Strikers, losing Sophie Devine for just five put them well behind the eight-ball, while uncharacteristically sloppy fielding – including two dropped catches and a missed run-out – doomed them in the second innings.
We were joined by Roar cricket expert Scott Pryde on the Game of Codes podcast to break down the WBBL finals, work out where the match was won and lost, before making a call on who put their hand up for a women’s World T20 Cup spot next year.
Listen to the discussion: