WBBL in numbers as Brisbane Heat defend title
Brisbane Heat trounced Adelaide Strikers to claim their second successive Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) title on Sunday. Chasing a target of 162 runs in the finale, Brisbane Heat ended up sealing the match by six wickets. Beth Mooney scored an unbeaten 56 for the Heat to help her side emerge champions. Here we present the tournament statistics.
How did the WBBL finale pan out?
Adelaide Strikers got off to a strong start and were 64/1 in the eighth over. Tahila McGrath (33) got out and things fell apart. They were soon reduced to 93/5. However, Amanda Wellington scored 55 to help the Strikers get past 160. In reply, Heat lost Maddy Green early. Mooney was top notch and got company to help her side win in 18.1 overs.
Sophie Devine and Mooney only batswomen with 700-plus runs
Adelaide Strikers opening batswoman Sophie Devine ended up as the highest run-scorer this season in the WBBL. She amassed 769 runs in 16 matches at 76.90. Devine hit nine fifties and registered the most sixes in the tourney (29). Mooney was the second-highest run-scorer with 743 runs under her belt. She had an average of 74.30. She smashed the most fours (82).
Molly Strano ended with the most scalps this season
27-year-old Molly Strano, who represented the Melbourne Renegades Women, ended up as the highest wicket-taker in the WBBL this season (24) in 15 matches. She claimed one four-wicket haul (4/28). Brisbane Heat's Jess Jonassen finished as the second-highest wicket-taker (22). She claimed three four-wicket hauls. Hobart Hurricanes' Belinda Vakarewa was the third-highest wicket-taker (20). These three bowlers claimed 20-plus wickets this season.
Sydney Sixers registered the highest and lowest team total
Sydney Sixers registered the highest team total this season (199/0). They achieved the feat against Melbourne Stars Women on November 3, 2019. Interestingly, the side also registered the lowest total this season (73) against Brisbane Heat. This was the fourth-lowest total in WBBL history. Sydney Sixers' Alyssa Healy (106*) registered the highest individual score this season. Jonassen's 4/13 was the best bowling figures.