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Stars upset Sixers to end season with a win

14 January 2019

A hiccup for the Sixers heading into the finals as they stumble against the Stars at the MCG

Sydney Sixers have suffered a hiccup on the eve of the Rebel WBBL semi-finals, suffering a five-wicket loss to the seventh-ranked Melbourne Stars at the MCG.

Batting first on a good MCG deck, Alyssa Healy charged out of the blocks with 35 off 21 but her dismissal sparked a dramatic collapse, with no other batter reaching double figures as the Sixers were bowled out for 92.

King puts Sixers in a spin

 

Stars leg-spinner Alana King did the damage with the ball, collecting 3-13 from her four overs in a player-of-the-match display, while fellow wrist spinner Kristen Beams was also outstanding, taking 3-11 from her three overs.

The Sixers struck an immediate blow in reply as they dismissed Stars opener Lizelle Lee for a two-ball duck, but Ange Reakes (22 off 23) and Erin Osborne (34no from 29) did enough to see the hosts home in the 17th over with five wickets in hand.

Brilliant Beams collects three

 

One positive for the Sixers was the form of star quick Marizanne Kapp, who extracted plenty of movement from a hard MCG surface and finished her four-over spell with figures of 2-9.

The Sixers now return to Sydney, where they'll meet Melbourne Renegades in the semi-finals next Saturday at Drummoyne Oval. 


League Ladder

Last 5
P
Pts
1
SIXERS
14
20
2
THUNDER
14
19
3
HEAT
14
18
4
RENEGADES
14
15
5
SCORCHERS
14
14
6
STRIKERS
14
11
7
STARS
14
11
8
HURRICANES
14
4

Bowling

Most Wickets

James Anderson

24


Ishant Sharma

18


Mohammed Shami

16


Stuart Broad

16


Jasprit Bumrah

14




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Melbourne Stars Women

Sydney Sixers Women

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