Cool Harris blasts Brisbane Heat into WBBL final

“So I try and enjoy the background and the crowd when I switch off and then when I face up I switch back on again and concentrate on the ball. I was pretty happy with that.

“I try not to overthink it too much. I’m more of an instincts batter. I have a set game plan and the rest of the time I just want to talk rubbish and have a laugh and then it seems to work.

“I was doing that to Jonno and she was like ‘play straight’ and you know, ‘play this bowler here’ and I was like ‘OK whatever, I’ll just do me and you do you’.”

While not bothered about what Jonassen may think, she did admit she probably owed her sister Laura an apology after watching her fall to a second-ball duck to Renegades’ bowler Molly Strano.

“Strano asked me how to get my sister out so I probably owe her a drink later on, coz I said stay over the wicket,” she said.

The four-wicket win means Brisbane have a chance to defend their WBBL crown against Adelaide in Sunday’s final.

Given her love of keeping it casual, Harris believes playing the finals series at home will only enhance her chances of performing against the Strikers.

“I’m very happy about being in a final and it’s at home,” she said.

“So I get to go home, pat Dorrie [her dog], go for a walk.

“Good to chill and relax and then come back tomorrow for round two … hopefully we can go back-to-back and win again.”


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