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WBBL04 semi-finals locked in

14 January 2019

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Thunder will meet Heat in first semi-final at Drummoyne Oval

Sydney Thunder will play the Brisbane Heat on Saturday morning in the first Rebel Women’s Big Bash League semi-final.

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Thunder and Heat, who played out a thrilling match in Cairns narrowly won by the Heat on Saturday night, will go head to head at 10:40am AEDT at Drummoyne Oval in Sydney’s inner-west.

“It was a great game, we lost with just three balls to go so it’s a great opportunity to learn. Beth Mooney played a sensational innings so we’ll learn from that and develop over this week,” said off-spinner Sam Bates.

Bates said Thunder are in a better place than they were last season when they lost to the Scorchers by 27-runs in the first semi-final in Perth.

“We’re a different team from last year, we’ve grown together and we’ve become a lot closer as a team and this time we’ll also be in Sydney. No better way to kick off finals than in front of a home crowd.”

Minor premiers the Sydney Sixers will meet the fourth-placed Melbourne Renegades in another rematch of this weekend’s action. The second semi-final will also take place at Drummoyne Oval, beginning at 1:50pm AEDT.

Tickets for the WBBL semi-finals are now on sale, with adults $10, concession $5 and children free, with all proceeds from the ticket sales going towards Dolly's Dream

This season is the first time the WBBL finals have been played separately from the men's competition, with the highest-ranked team to advance to the final earn the right to host the match, meaning the WBBL|04 decider will be played at either Drummoyne Oval or Brisbane’s Allan Border Field on January 26.

WBBL|04 semi-finals will be broadcast live on FOX Cricket, Seven Network and ABC Radio.