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Stars lose, despite a strong batting display

13 November 2019

A great batting display by the Brisbane Heat was enough to get them a nine-wicket win against the Stars, despite the Melbourne team setting a strong 165 run target for the Queenslanders to chase.

The Heat won the flip and put the greens into bat, and it looked like a great decision by the Brisbane captain when the two dangerous opening batters for the Stars, Lizelle Lee and Elyse Villani, went early on.

Lee fell in the second over, trapped LBW by Sammy-Jo Johnson, and then the first ball of the very next Villani had her bails took off by a fantastic ball by Delissa Kimmince that nipped back in off the seem.

Up stepped Mignon du Preez and Annabel Sutherland, who was promoted to number four in the order, with both players getting into their groove quickly. Du Preez, in particular, was looking to move the scoring along and within the space of no time rushed to 30 runs at the ten over mark; well backed up by Sutherland with 27.

‘Minnie’ then started opening up her shoulders and in the 13th over crashed a huge six over the rope, which was the first of two sixes and 14 boundaries the South African hit on the day, helping her to her second consecutive fifty.

The outstanding 102-run partnership was eventually broken in the 14th over when Sutherland was bowled by Kimmince. Mignon du Preez stayed at the crease for a little while longer but was eventually trapped LBW by the same bowler for 88 runs, hit off just 51 balls.

The Melbourne Stars play the Strikers in the next game in Adelaide on Saturday, 2.00 PM, before returning to the CitiPower Centre next Wednesday to take on the Perth Scorchers, also a 2.00 pm start.

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