Georgia Redmayne credits bowlers, Georgia Voll for the win against Thunder

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It's too early to write us off, says Brisbane Heat's Georgia Redmayne

Georgia Redmayne in action. © Getty Images

defeated Sydney Thunder by 8 wickets on Wednesday (November 11). Georgia Redmayne, who scored a match-winning 59 not out, lauded the bowlers for setting up the victory and hoped that the win will give the defending champions some momentum in the second-half of the competition.

“We restricted them to a really gettable total of under 120. You win more games than you lose when you're chasing a total like that. Credit has to go to our bowlers keeping it really tight and picking up those key wickets,” Redmayne said, speaking at the post match media interaction.

“We got off to a really great start in the first game and then had a bit of interruptions with the rain, which I think halted our momentum. Coming off a few losses in a row, it's really nice to get back on the on the leader-board again and get two points. So, hopefully this will get us some momentum going forward into the back end of the competition.”

Amelia Kerr was the star with the ball for Heat. She first trapped in-form Heather Knight, who threatened to take the game away from the side in teal, in front of the wicket and then proceeded to run through Thunder's middle-order taking her career best WBBL figures of 4 for 20.

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Wicket-keeper Redmayne had special words of praise for the New Zealand leg-spinner and called her one of the key members of the squad.

“She always picks up the key wickets at really key times. She is one of the leading bowlers for us. So, really set the tone with the bowling,” Redmayne said of Kerr’s spell.

Chasing a moderate total of 111, Heat were rocked early when they lost two key wickets in the form of Grace Harris and Jess Jonassen. But Redmayne, in the company of young Georgia Voll, guided the team home with no further losses. The duo shared an 83-run partnership and remained unbeaten when they got over the line.

“When we lost a couple of wickets early, just wanted to be positive and not really think about what we're chasing, but just try to try to score off as many balls as we can,” Redmayne added.

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“I think the fact that they bowled on (Shabnim) Ismail out four-straight was a really big win for us. We knew that we could probably make up the runs at the back end of the of the innings and attack through the middle.”

17-year-old Voll looked assured during her innings of 31 not out and earned some words of appreciation from her fellow batter.

“Georgia Voll batted really well; stayed really calm out in the middle considering she's she's pretty young. It was great to build a partnership with her out there and keep it focused and just get up and down. We knew the bad balls would come,” said the 26-year-old.

“The key thing in batting is partnerships and making sure you understand your partner. I just told Georgia to back her game and play good cricket shots. I think on that ground and on that pitch, you want to try to play as straight as you can and just play good shots and just back yourself with the balls in your zone. I think she did just that. She got boundaries away when we really needed them and put pressure on the bowlers throughout the over.”

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This was Redmayne’s second fifty of the season and sixth overall in her WBBL career. This is the first time she has scored two fifties in a single edition of the tournament. The opening batter said she is feeling really good about being able to contribute towards team’s success with the bat.

“I think that's a first for me. It's really nice obviously kind of having lost a couple early wickets in the power play on you that I wanted to try to be better to try to get us through to the end. Lucky that I was able to get Georgia to bat with and bat through with me and take the pressure off me at times with her stroke play. It's really nice to kind of contribute and put in a bit of a match winning performance,” she concluded.