The WBBL trophy will be heading north for the first time after the Brisbane Heat took a three wicket win over the Sydney Sixers.
The tournament has been dominated by Sydney sides for the last three season with the Sixers being in all three previous finals, so the Heat headed into the match as the underdogs.
It was a thrilling match in front of a sold out crowd of 5,368 at Drummoyne Oval.
However, the Sixers struggled to get off the mark and no solid partnerships were formed at the crease throughout the innings.
They did have some luck thrown their way when Laura Harris dropped Ellyse Perry's who was on 23 and it could've been something that came back to haunt them later.
However, Perry would be caught by Mooney after facing 37 balls and finding the boundary just once.
The wickets continued to fall with some outstanding bowling from Grace Harris (3/23) and Delissa Kimmice (2/25) to restrict the Sixers.
The two-time Champions were looking to make it to 140, to put the pressure back on Heat, so up stepped South African import Dane van Niekerk.
Dane van Niekerk LAUNCHED this one towards the mass of magenta at Drummoyne Oval! 🔥 #WBBLFinal pic.twitter.com/DUPupA65CE— Rebel Women's Big Bash League (@WBBL) January 26, 2019
She struck two fours and two sixes – including one massive maximum onto the Drummoyne Oval hill – finishing unbeaten on 32 from 15.
While they didn't hit the magic 140, they did get to 131 which would make for a tantalising chase.
It didn't start well for the Heat and it didn't go to plan with the with opener Grace Harris out at 1-6 after her knee injury played up while Sammy-Jo Johnson joined her not too long after.
Beth Mooney put on a Player of the Match performance despite visibly struggling in the 35 degree heat. At one stage, the Australian representative put an ice towel around her next and continued to bat...she wasn't going down without a fight.
She eventually departed with 65 off 45 ball but the Heat still were well in the match despite van Niekerk removing skipper Kirby Short and Mooney before Jess Jonassen joined them.
Wicket! The @SixersWBBL have finally broken the 84-run partnership between Short and Mooney. #WBBLFinal pic.twitter.com/MLd34si5lY— #7Cricket (@7Cricket) January 26, 2019
All the away side needed to do was keep getting a run per ball, and a few twos to get the victory.
It came down to the final over and it was Heat's game to lose. They needed five to win but it was one of the world’s best bowlers in Marizanne Kapp who had the ball.
Kimmice hit a single on the first ball but a miscommunication would lead to a collision between Erin Burns and Sara McGlashan on the rope handing Laura Harris the winning boundary with four balls to spare.
The winning moment for the new @WBBL Champions! #WBBLFinal pic.twitter.com/ds9jvMHylK— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 26, 2019