|Sydney Thunder 143-6 (20 overs): Haynes 48* (44), De Clerk 2-11|
|Brisbane Heat 131 (18.3 overs): L Kimmince 37 (17), Darlington 3-19, Johnson 2-14|
|Sydney Thunder won by 12 runs|
Sydney Thunder pulled off a remarkable 12-run win over Brisbane Heat to reach the final of the Women’s Big Bash League.
Chasing 144, the Heat – champions for the past two seasons – collapsed from 119-4 to 131 all out despite Laura Kimmince’s 37 off 17 balls in Sydney.
Hannah Darlington took 3-19, while Sammy-Jo Johnson claimed 2-14 against her former side.
The Thunder will meet Melbourne Stars in the final on Saturday at 08:10 GMT.
England’s Tammy Beaumont had a hand in two run-outs, having scored a 20-ball 27 in the Thunder’s total of 143-6.
Heather Knight, the England captain, made 17 for Thunder, who were grateful for Rachael Haynes’ superbly paced unbeaten 48 off 44 deliveries.
More to follow.
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