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Sydney Thunder down defending champions Brisbane Heat to make WBBL final

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Sydney Thunder are through to their second WBBL final after Brisbane Heat lost 6-12 late and what appeared to be a certain spot in Saturday’s decider.

Chasing 144 for victory, two-time defending champions Brisbane were cruising at 4-119 before they fell apart in a bizarre climax to the semi-final on Thursday night.

Teenager Hannah Darlington was the hero for Thunder with 3-19, including two wickets in as many balls in the 18th over.

Laura Kimmince had earlier looked like she’d set up the win for the Heat with 37 from just 17 balls but she threw her wicket away at a crucial point.

After both Georgia Vole and Amelia Kerr were run out in the same over with the score on 119, Kimmince appeared as if she’d get Brisbane home with her hard hitting.



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