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Beth's birthday knock enough to earn Big Bash win

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02:  Beth Mooney of the Heat keeps wicket during the WBBL match between Heat and Thunder at Blacktown International Sportspark on January 2, 2017 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 02: Beth Mooney of the Heat keeps wicket during the WBBL match between Heat and Thunder at Blacktown International Sportspark on January 2, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images) Mark Metcalfe

BETH Mooney's birthday bash led Brisbane Heat to a close five-wicket win over Melbourne Renegades.

The opener struck five boundaries at a scorching Allan Border Field in her stand of 45, but Mooney's knock was the only real resistance in the Heat's chase.

The Heat was chasing only 103 runs to win, but were forced to fight for the reasonably small total by a determined Renegades outfit.

Brisbane's struggle against the smaller total, which required a run rate of just more than five per over, reflected Mooney's comments late last week.

When asked about the Hobart Hurricanes's record chase against Melbourne Renegades in their men's Big Bash League match, Mooney said the higher total "was almost better to chase" than a lower total.

"It's probably better chasing 220 rather than a smaller total because you know you just have to hit," Mooney said.

"You don't get the same pressure or false sense of security.

Ben McDermott of the Hurricanes (right) plays a shot during the Big Bash League (BBL) T20 match between the Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
Ben McDermott of the Hurricanes (right) plays a shot during the Big Bash League (BBL) T20 match between the Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) JULIAN SMITH

 

"But (that game) was unbelievable, when a team makes 220 in a T20 you wouldn't expect it to be chased down but Ben McDermott played really well.

"It's the best time of year to be a cricketer."

It was left to former skipper Delissa Kimmince to hit the winning boundary from the only ball she faced.

Earlier, Jemma Barsby took 4-13 from three overs, two wickets of which were stumpings via Mooney, to restrict Melbourne Renegades to 102.

Who will win the Women's Big Bash League?

This poll ended on 28 January 2017.

Current Results

Adelaide Strikers

0%

Brisbane Heat

100%

Hobart Hurricanes

0%

Melbourne Renegades

0%

Melbourne Stars

0%

Perth Scorchers

0%

Sydney Sixers

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Sydney Thunder

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This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

 

Fellow bowler Jess Jonassen took 3-12.

Both bowlers took two wickets from two consecutive balls but were unable to record a hat trick.

The Heat and Renegades will face off at Allan Border Field again tomorrow.

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