Adelaide Strikers Women vs Brisbane Heat Women, Final

Brisbane Heat Women won by 6 wkts

ADSW - 161/7 (20)
BRHW - 162/4 (18.1)

CRR:  8.92
Beth Mooney*56(45)50124.44
Laura Harris19(11)30172.73
Suzie Bates*1.1060
Sarah Coyte40271
Partnership: 28(18)
Last wkt: Grace Harris b Tahlia McGrath 2(6) - 134/4 in 15.2 ov.
Recent balls: ... 2 1 L1 1 L2 | 1 2 0 0 1 1 | 1

Kirby Short collects the trophy and her team-mates join the skipper on the stage. Superb scenes as the players sing their victory song. They came in as the defending champions, topped the table and then sealed the final in style ... in front of a packed crowd at home. Brisbane Heat are the WBBL champions. On that note, it's time to draw the curtains down on the 5th edition of the Women's Big Bash League. Goodbye!

Kirby Short | Brisbane Heat captain: In one word, proud (when asked how she felt). As a group, we have got a lot of feedback over the extended period of time over our consistency. To have made two finals in two years and to have won both is a pretty big deal. Incredibly proud to stand as a leader of this group. The word is belief. When you've been in tight situations, you learn how to win ugly. We have won a lot of games ugly this year. That allows you to have the belief that you can. Being in those moments allows you to succeed in most moments.

The Brisbane Heat players receive their medallions.

Suzie Bates | Adelaide Strikers captain: They've (Adelaide Strikers) been one of the easiest teams to lead. Sophie Devine has been outstanding and inspirational for us. It was a brave performance from Wellington to get us to 160+, give us a chance. Congrats to Kirby and the Heat, you've been brilliant all season and really deserve this win. Too good for us today and hopefully we'll see you again in the next season at some stage in the finals. My team .... new coach this year - Luke - brilliant to take us to the semis and then to the finals. I couldn't have asked for a better group with such a good vibe.

Beth Mooney | Player of the Match (twice in two years): There's a few other people that deserve this award before me. There were some outstanding performance through the game. JJ was outstanding again and we were obviously well led by Short. A lot of credit goes to Kirby Short, the way she has led this side. She's been in talks with various leadership mentors and worked really close with them. Really exciting, now that this one's (WBBL) over, we can look at that one (World Cup). We have had outstanding support throughout this WBBL. It shows that when the World Cup is on home soil, we are going to have the whole of Australia behind us.

16:42 Local Time, 06:42 GMT, 12:12 IST: Incredible scenes here at the Allan Border Field. Hugs and handshakes all around, the home crowd are elated. Brisbane Heat have successfully defended their title. Another clinical chase. Chasing a competitive score, Brisbane got off to a decent start and the move to promote Sammy-Jo Johnson worked as she hit four towering sixes off Devine in a single over. Post that, Brisbane's experienced batters - Jonassen and Beth Mooney - stitched a half-century partnership and brought the asking rate below 6. The Strikers did pick a couple of wickets later, but it proved to be too little too late. Mooney remained unbeaten till the end and ensured that she took her team past the winning line. Hang around for the presentations..

18.1 Bates to Laura Harris, 1 run, she did it last year, she does it again. Laura Harris hits the winning runs and Brisbane Heat are the champions .... again! Very full ball, Harris skips down and bunts it wide of short mid-wicket. The Heat win by 6 wickets

Suzie Bates [1.0-0-5-0] is back into the attack

Brisbane Heat need 1 run in 12 balls.

BRHW: 161-4 after 18 overs

17.6 Sarah Coyte to Laura Harris, 1 run, low full toss on middle, Harris shuffles across and sweeps it to fine leg

17.5 Sarah Coyte to Beth Mooney, 1 run, Mooney moves leg-side and eases this full ball to sweeper cover. Just 2 runs needed

17.4 Sarah Coyte to Beth Mooney, no run, pitched up delivery, driven back to the bowler

17.3 Sarah Coyte to Beth Mooney, no run, yorker length, Mooney jams it off the toe-end and there's another mix-up. Laura Harris gets sent back and she makes her ground with a dive

17.2 Sarah Coyte to Beth Mooney, 2 runs, full on off and middle, glanced through mid-wicket and the batters come back for the risky second. The keeper fails to gather it cleanly and Mooney survives

17.1 Sarah Coyte to Laura Harris, 1 run, Harris skips down the track and drills this full toss to long-off. Just 5 runs away

Sarah Coyte [3.0-0-22-1] is back into the attack

The Heat are just one hit away from winning the title

BRHW: 156-4 after 17 overs

16.6 Schutt to Beth Mooney, leg byes, 2 runs, fired on the pads, Mooney misses the flick and the ball rolls fine of short fine leg off the batter's pads

16.5 Schutt to Laura Harris, 1 run, Harris comes down the track again, fetches this full ball from outside off and swipes it to the right of long-on

16.4 Schutt to Beth Mooney, leg byes, 1 run, slower ball, low full toss, Mooney shimmies down and is beaten by the lack of pace. The ball hits her front leg and dies down on the leg-side