Beth Mooney is the Player of the Match. Like she was in last year's final.

Sophie Devine is the Player of the Tournament.

4:42pm The team's out in the middle, embracing each other. Barring a brief period with the ball in the first innings, this has been a brute of a performance to defend their title. They join Sydney Sixers in the record books for most WBBL titles - they have two each. Beth Mooney at one end to seal it for them too, who has been a rock for them. Nine fifties and she finishes the second-higher run-getter in the tournament. Only two sixes all tournament for her - can you believe? Because all the carnage has happened at the other end. Maddy Green, Jess Jonassen, Grace Harris, a surprise from Sammy-Jo Johnson today, and, of course, Laura Harris, who also hit the winning runs for them last season. This has been a game-changing effort from Heat this season, they've been on another level.
Strikers began decently, but probably fell 15 short because of their collapse in the middle overs. A valiant knock from Wellington kept them in the game, arguably, but it was too little to seriously challenge Heat. Didn't help that Devine, who finishes top-scorer this season with 769 runs, fell early. It was uphill, and they came short against a very good team. Thanks for joining us this season, we'll see you soon.

18.1
1
Bates to L Harris, 1 run, a single past midwicket seals it. Full ball on middle stump, steps out, yorks herself and jams an inelegant slog past that fielder to seal back-to-back titles

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs | BH-W: 161/4 (1 run required from 12 balls, RR: 8.94, RRR: 0.50)

  • Laura Harris18 (10b)
  • Beth Mooney56 (45b)
  • Sarah Coyte4-0-27-1
  • Megan Schutt4-0-27-0

Scores even. Palpable excitement at the ground, people are hopping about, chanting. One more run for the title...

17.6
1
Coyte to L Harris, 1 run, full on leg stump, steps across, exposes all the stumps and swipes this down to fine leg
17.5
1
Coyte to Mooney, 1 run, full outside off, driven to sweeper cover
17.4
0
Coyte to Mooney, no run, full on off stump, pushed back towards the bowler
17.3
0
Coyte to Mooney, no run, another run out chance. Full ball just outside off, trickles pitch side as she looks to flick. The non-striker is down the track as the keeper gets to this, but her under-arm flick is too wide of the stumps for the bowler
17.2
2
Coyte to Mooney, 2 runs, missed run out! Full and into the stumps, leans in and flicks to deep midwicket. A poor call to come back for the second, made after the fielder has shaped to throw. But the keeper can't gather the throw on the half volley as Mooney dives desperately
17.1
1
Coyte to L Harris, 1 run, full outside off, steps out and drills it along the floor to long-off

Required rate is now 2.00, in case anyone was wondering. Here's Coyte

END OF OVER:
17 | 8 Runs | BH-W: 156/4 (6 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.17, RRR: 2.00)

  • Beth Mooney53 (41b)
  • Laura Harris16 (8b)
  • Megan Schutt4-0-27-0
  • Tahlia McGrath4-0-34-2
16.6
2lb
Schutt to Mooney, 2 leg byes, full slower ball on leg stump, steps out and tickles this fine of short fine leg
16.5
1
Schutt to L Harris, 1 run, slower ball at a length outside off, swept off the inside half towards midwicket
16.4
1lb
Schutt to Mooney, 1 leg bye, full slower ball on leg. Steps out and looks to flick, cops it on the pad
16.3
1
Schutt to L Harris, 1 run, full slower ball at middle stump, clears the front leg and hammers it on the bounce to long-on
16.2
2
Schutt to L Harris, 2 runs, just clears extra cover. full slower ball outside off. Steps out and looks to club it inside out. Loses her shape and ends up slicing it
16.1
1
Schutt to Mooney, 1 run, tossed up slower ball, met on the full and driven to long-on

END OF OVER:
16 | 15 Runs 1 Wkt | BH-W: 148/4 (14 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 9.25, RRR: 3.50)

  • Laura Harris12 (5b)
  • Beth Mooney52 (38b)
  • Tahlia McGrath4-0-34-2
  • Amanda-Jade Wellington2-0-17-0
15.6
4
McGrath to L Harris, FOUR runs, chopped to clear short third. Short of a length delivery outside off, gets behind the line of that and cuts at it late

Heat Wmn 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st27BL MooneyML Green
2nd27BL MooneySJ Johnson
3rd67JL JonassenBL Mooney
4th13BL MooneyGM Harris
5th28BL MooneyL Harris