Brisbane Heat clashed with Melbourne Renegades in a high-stakes match of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) 2023 at Allan Border Field on Friday. The contest, filled with power-packed performances, ultimately saw Melbourne Renegades Women emerge victorious by a narrow margin.

Melbourne Renegades Innings

Melbourne Renegades posted a competitive total of 169/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Key contributions came from Emma de Broughe (42 runs), Hayley Matthews (46 runs), and Harmanpreet Kaur (22 runs).

Nicola Hancock of Brisbane Heat shone with the ball, claiming four crucial wickets for 20 runs. All-rounder Grace Harris also contributed with the ball, picking up two wickets.

Brisbane Heat Innings

In response, Brisbane Heat Women a spirited chase led by a brilliant innings from Grace Harris, who scored a dynamic 65 runs off 36 balls. However, despite Harris’s heroics, the Melbourne Renegades bowlers, especially Sarah Coyte (3 wickets) and Georgia Prestwidge (2 wickets), managed to keep the pressure on. The Heat fell just short of the target, finishing their innings at 167/9.


Melbourne Renegades defeated Melbourne Renegades by 2 runs.

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Player of the Match

The standout performer of the match was undoubtedly Hayley Matthews, who not only played a crucial role with the bat, scoring 46 runs, but also contributed with the ball, claiming a wicket for 29 runs. Her all-round performance earned her the well-deserved Player of the Match award.

This thrilling encounter showcased the competitive nature of the WBBL, with both teams displaying skill and determination. Melbourne Renegades’ victory keeps them in the hunt for a top spot in the tournament, while Brisbane Heat will look to bounce back in their upcoming fixtures.

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