Alyssa Healy has guided the Sydney Sixers to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over the Melbourne Renegades in Sydney.
The Australian wicketkeeper was at her destructive best on Sunday afternoon, cracking a rapid 60 during the Sixers run chase to claim Player of the Match.
Healy brought up her 11th WBBL half-century in just 27 balls before she was dismissed by leg-spinner George Wareham in the eighth over. The 30-year-old smashed 11 boundaries and a six during her 31-ball masterclass.
Healy took a particular liking to the bowling of Renegades tweaker Sophie Molineux, hitting 18 runs from her first over.
Some late fireworks from all-rounder Ash Gardner (20 off eight balls) ensured the target of 120 was chased down with 29 deliveries to spare.
Alyssa Healy of the Sixers bats during the WBBL.Source:Getty Images
After rain reduced the match to an 18-over contest, the Renegades top order struggled to muster boundaries at Sydney Showground.
The Melbourne-based club crumbled to 5/66 before a late cameo from Wareham guided the Renegades to a respectable first innings total, her 27-ball 54 not out featuring four sixes.
It was Wareham’s highest score in the WBBL, her previous best being 22 not out.
Stella Campbell claimed career-best figures of 3/32 from her four overs, including the dismissal of New Zealand batter Amy Satterthwaite.
The Sixers remain undefeated in WBBL06 after four rain-affected matches.
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