WATCH: Haidee Birkett becomes Aussie cricket’s latest sensation!
If you hadn’t heard of Haidee Birkett before today, you have now.
Haidee burst into WBBL folklore on Saturday, claiming a superb catch on the boundary to send Brisbane into the Final.
Sydney Thunder’s Nicola Carey had needed a six off the final ball to win (four would tie the match), and nearly pulled off the miracle.
But as the ball sailed to deep square leg, Birkett sprinted along the rope and plucked a ripper.
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Haidee told Rohan Connolly she thought the ball was going to clear the rope.
“I honestly thought it was six,” she said.
“I was just running to have an effort… the ball kept going and the next second it was in my hand!”
The Heat will play the Sixers in the Final on Saturday 26 January.
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Photo: Channel 7