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WBBL: Perth Scorchers winning streak snapped by red-hot Brisbane Heat

Brisbane Heat’s WBBL title defence has shifted into overdrive as Jess Jonassen and Beth Mooney inspired them to a clinical eight-wicket defeat of Perth Scorchers at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney.

Jonassen starred with bat (32no) and ball (4-23) while Mooney (60no) continued her magical run at the top of the order to steer the ladder-leading Heat past the Scorchers’ modest 8-112 with 23 deliveries to spare.

Mooney, the tournament’s top run-scorer (523 at 87.17), held firm as Maddy Green and Sammy-Jo Johnson both departed in the power play to plunder her sixth half- century of a golden summer.

She found a valuable ally in allrounder Jonassen and the pair put on an unbroken 79 for the third wicket to make easy work of the run chase, securing Brisbane’s fifth-straight victory.

Player-of-the-match Jonassen capped a memorable weekend with her second four- wicket haul, and her third of the series, to be the leading wicket taker of the competition with 16 at 13.31.

Meg Lanning heads back to the rooms.Meg Lanning heads back to the rooms.
Camera IconMeg Lanning heads back to the rooms. Credit: AAPIMAGE

The left-arm spinner combined with the reliable Johnson (2-16) – who is second behind Jonassen for most wickets – to rip into Perth’s top order.

The loss snapped the Scorchers’ three-game winning streak.

Captain Meg Lanning and import Amy Jones both succumbed in the first three overs before Nat Sciver produced a gutsy 26.

However, none of Perth’s first five batters were able to go at a run-a-ball as they failed to mount any real pressure on the Heat.

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