Ellyse Perry’s half century, her brilliant fielding and Marizanne Kapp’s 4-wicket haul led Sydney Sixers to beat Hobart Hurricanes twice in two days rounding off the weekend with a win.
Sixers lost the toss and were invited to bat first by Hurricanes’ skipper Sasha Moloney. Alyssa Healy started with what she is best known for – hitting balls to the boundary lines and in the process scored 30 with 6 fours in the 5th over before Hepburn captured her wicket. Ash Gardner couldn’t repeat her heroics from yesterday as she got out for a duck with a superb catch by Redmayne.
One of the most underrated WBBL players – Erin Burns joined Ellyse Perry to continue scoring big and set a huge total. Burns and Perry took on the Hurricanes’ bowlers hitting bad balls with a 104 runs partnership for the third wicket. Burns got out for 44 to Knight – her second 40+ score in consecutive days. Sara McGlashan hit a six to cap off Sixers score to 158-3 as Perry remained unbeaten on 72.
After the wicket of Erin Fazackerley, Smriti Mandhana started her batting off with a six before hitting two more. As she raced to 21 off 10 with 3 maximums, Marizanne Kapp took the Indian’s wicket for the second time in two days. Heather Knight tried to resurrect the innings but failed to capitalize before getting out to Cheatle on 23 as Moloney and Hall made their way back to the pavilion.
Redmayne played an anchor’s role slowing trying to win the game for the Hurricanes along with No. 10 Brooke Hepburn as the duo hit the record WBBL partnership for the 9th wicket but failed to take their side home with 17 runs to score. Redmayne remained unbeaten on 47.