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Canes come up Short against Heat

08 January 2018

A brilliant knock from Kirby Short set up Brisbane Heat for a 42-run win over the Hobart Hurricanes

The red-hot Brisbane Heat have catapulted into third position on the Rebel WBBL ladder with a convincing 42-run win over the Hobart Hurricanes at Blundstone Arena.

After being sent in to bat, captain Kirby Short stroked a sublime, career-best 79 off just 55 to underpin the Heat's 4-168.

They defended it comfortably, skittling the winless Hurricanes for 126 in 18.5 overs.

Match highlights: Canes fall Short against Heat

The 'Canes were still a slim chance of making the total while Veda Krishnamurthy (33 off 20) was in the middle with the score at 3-104.

But when she was bowled by Haidee Birkett it sparked a collapse as the hosts lost their last seven wickets for just 22 runs.

Birkett captured 2-18 and Delissa Kimmince finished with 2-21, as well as the run-out of Georgia Redmayne (28).

Player-of-the-match Short backboned Brisbane's assault after a rare failure from opening partner and WBBL run machine Beth Mooney.

Magnificently caught in the outer by Krishnamurthy for seven, Mooney's departure ended a run of 236 WBBL runs between dismissals.

Krishnamurthy stunner sends Mooney packing

Short found the perfect partner in Kimmince (43), who enjoyed a fine all-round match and combined with her skipper for 99 runs for the third wicket.

Emma Thompson, recalled to Hobart's line-up after missing the previous five matches, snared the scalps of both Short and Kimmince, finishing with 2-26 to easily be the pick of the Hurricanes bowlers.

 

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