Brisbane Heat 150 for 6 (Voll 48*, Knott 31) beat Melbourne Stars 137 for 7 (Capsey 52, Garth 45) by 13 runs
Charli Knott ^(https://lotus365.today/goto/https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers/charli-knott-1164537) produced a decisive all-round contribution as Brisbane Heat confirmed their standing as the early-season pacesetters in the WBBL with victory over Melbourne Stars to make it four wins from four.
Knott gave a stuttering Heat batting performance, which had included just eight runs off the two power surge overs, a late boost with 31 off 14 balls. She dominated a stand of 43 alongside Georgia Voll ^(https://lotus365.today/goto/https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers/georgia-voll-1215360) that enabled 51 runs to come from the last five overs.
Opening the bowling, she then gave Heat the ideal start as a viciously-spinning offbreak ripped through Sophia Dunkley to leave the England batter perplexed at what had happened.
Heat’s spinners had a major say in the chase with Knott, Sarah Glenn and captain Jess Jonassen taking six wickets between them.
Glenn claimed the huge wicket of Meg Lanning when she missed a sweep while Jonassen removed Maia Bouchier with a low caught-and-bowled opportunity. Knott’s second wicket came courtesy of a stunning running catch at deep square leg by Nicola Hancock to haul in Nicole Faltum’s powerfully struck sweep.
While Alice Capsey ^(https://lotus365.today/goto/https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers/alice-capsey-1187120) remained there was hope for Stars, but when she was stumped off Jonassen for a 43-ball 52 there was too much left to do despite Kim Garth’s best efforts.
Heat had made a strong start with the bat and reached 49 without loss in the sixth over before Ellie Johnston, playing in place of the rested Georgia Redmayne, top-edged a short ball from young quick Milly Illingworth having pulled her for six earlier in the over.
Grace Harris ^(https://lotus365.today/goto/https://www.espncricinfo.com/cricketers/grace-harris-381268) couldn’t quite find her stride before playing across a full delivery from the impressive Annabel Sutherland. Stars continued to chip away with the ball and at 99 for 5 in the 16th they were on top, but Heat’s late flourish changed the complexion.