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Brisbane Heat Women won by 3 wickets
Player of the match: Courtney Sippel
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Right then. Sixers still can't find a way to win against this Heat side and they're heading into dangerous territory now. They will have to win their remaining three games to have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs. The Heat, on the other hand, have cemented the second spot,1 for now, leapfrogging the Scorchers once more. 12 matches still to go in the group stages and there's still all to play for as far as the Top 6 on the points table are concerned. That's all we have for now though. This is Pratyush, signing off on behalf of my partner, Abhishek. See you around!
Chasing a target of 92 runs with an explosive batting line-up, Brisbane Heat knew it was their game to lose. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, had to win this game to keep their hopes of reaching the playoffs alive.

An early wicket was what they needed and Laura Cheatle got it exactly. Opener Grace Harris was sent back to the hut for a golden duck but Georgia Redmayne and Georgia Voll scored boundaries for fun. However, the joy was short-lived as Cheatle got both their wickets in a single over. 

Anneke Bosch followed the footsteps as Brisbane Heat were four wickets down in the powerplay. However, the duo of Jess Jonassen and Mikayla Hinkley steadied the ship by taking things slowly. Jonassen was dismissed by Garnder at 60-5 and there seemed to be a glimmer of hope for the Sixers, but Laura Kimmence had other plans.

She was on the countercharge from ball and her quickfire 16 was the turning point in the game. With 20 runs to win, Perry thought she's got the wicket of Kimmence but the all-rounder had overstepped her line. That turned out to be the final deflating factor for the Sixers with the Heat cruising over the line with de Klerk and Sippel seeing their side through in the end.
Well, the batters decide to run three as Brisbane Heat win this low-scoring affair. Who would have thought that Sixers would clinch seven wickets in their defense? But, in the end it turned out to be too little too late. 
15.0
14.1 Radha Yadav to Nadine de Klerk, BRISBANE HEAT CLINCH A LOW-SCORING THRILLER! A drag down to start off from Yadav, de Klerk rocks back to pull this through square leg and the batters can trot back for three by the time the sweeper in the deep can mop up. It wasn't the most straightforward win for the Heat but they've managed to get over the line. Brisbane Heat Women won by 3 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Another fruitful over from Maitlan Brown. She does get a wicket, but I think it is too little too late. Radha Yadav has the ball in her hand. 
14
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89 /7 score
0
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0
0
0
2
runs
cricket bat icon Nadine de Klerk
2 (2)
cricket bat icon Courtney Sippel *
2 (4)
cricket ball icon Maitlan Brown
2 /14
13.6 Maitlan Brown to Courtney Grace Sippel, overpitched delivery outside off-stump, Sippel gets bat on this one to caress it through the covers to collect a couple. That'll ease the nerves. 
13.5 Maitlan Brown to Courtney Grace Sippel, very full delivery outside off-stump, Sippel half-heartedly looks for a drive, misses out
13.4 Maitlan Brown to Courtney Grace Sippel, OHH! Back of a good length delivery on the stumps, Sippel stays on the backfoot to defend it off a thickish inside edge towards square leg, no run
13.3 Maitlan Brown to Courtney Grace Sippel, full delivery outside off-stump, still a hint of movement, left alone by Courtney Grace
Sixers need to take three more wickets to win this game. I think that will be nothing more than a consolation prize for Maitlan Brown. Courtney Sippel is the new batswoman on the crease. 
13.2 Maitlan Brown to Mikayla Hinkley, OUT! HINKLEY'S GOT TO WALK BACK AS WELL! Good length delivery on the off-stump line, Hinkley looked to go up and over the infield but ends up chipping this to mid-off for some catching practice. Is there a final and improbable twist in this tale?

Mikayla Hinkley c Emma Hughes b Maitlan Brown 11 (19) (0x4 0x6)
13.1 Maitlan Brown to Mikayla Hinkley, good length delivery on the off-stump line, Hinkley presses forward to drive this towards point with an open bat face, no run
Brisbane Heat need 5 runs to win from 42 balls. Maitlan Brown to bowl the next over. 
Kimmince departed at the very next ball after hitting the six but she knows that she has done her job. Brisbane Heat are just one hit away from victory. 
13
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87 /6 score
1w
0
1
6
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0
2
runs
cricket bat icon Mikayla Hinkley
11 (17)
cricket bat icon Nadine de Klerk *
2 (2)
cricket ball icon Stella Campbell
1 /22
12.6 Stella Campbell to Nadine de Klerk, SHOT! Short of a length delivery outside off, de Klerk gets on her toes and punches this on the up superbly through point, trots back for two
12.5 Stella Campbell to Nadine de Klerk, back of a good length delivery on the stumps, de Klerk stays in the backfoot to defend
Brisbane Heat need 7 runs to win but have only four wickets at their disposal. Nadine de Klerk is the new batswoman on the crease. 
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