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History made in Melbourne

05 December 2015

The Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars have capped off a memorable day at Junction Oval after kicking off the Women's Big Bash League.

Over 1,500 people attended two matches today at the St Kilda ground, both of which were won by the Stars.

Melbourne and Australian captain Meg Lanning led from the front in both matches with scores of 90 and 75 not out respectively.

Despite some lusty hitting from Heat opener Grace Harris who hit 42 off 21 balls and 37 off 18 in her two innings, the visitors were unable to build partnerships in the middle overs.

The Heat fell short by 20 runs in the day’s first game after being dismissed for 136 in reply to the Stars’ total 7/156.

The day’s second game was a tighter affair, with the Heat reaching 7/137 in pursuit of the Stars’ 147.

Former Australian tennis player Ash Barty enjoyed a fruitful WBBL debut, scoring 39 runs off 27 balls in the day’s first game.

The Heat play four matches in Perth next weekend before hosting the Adelaide Strikers in a double header with our men’s side on Saturday the 19th of December. Fans will be required to have a ticket or membership to that evening’s BBL game.