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Match Recap: Sixers defeat Hurricanes

29 December 2016

Medium pacer Sarah Aley picked up three crucial wickets to restrict the Hurricanes to 8-105 before Ellyse Perry guided the Sixers to a seven wicket win

Match in a tweet: Aley's three with the ball along with two stunning catches help the Sixers overcome Hurricanes.

The score: Hobart Hurricanes 8-106 (Matthews 27, Aley 3-13) lost to Sydney Sixers 3-110 (Perry 44no, Gardner 35) by seven wickets with 10 balls to spare. 

The hero: Sarah Aley destroyed the Hurricanes with some accurate and probing bowling. The wily medium pacer took a sublime one-handed catch off her own bowling to dismiss Georgia Redmayne for six. She then nabbed the crucial wicket of Hayley Matthews (27) before castling the dangerous Erin Burns for 15. Aley figures of 3-13 from three overs proved pivotal in restricting the Hurricanes to their lowest total of WBBL|02. 

Sarah Aley stars with three crucial wickets

The support cast: Ellyse Perry was at her best again, starring with bat and ball. The Sixers skipper remained 44 not out and also managed to pick up 1-18 from her four overs. South African Dane van Niekerk also receives a mention for her allround effort. Van Niekerk experienced a horrible start to the match dropping Hayley Matthews off the first ball of the game. But the South African skipper showed plenty of ticker to fight back with her crafty leg-spinners to end with 2-16 with the ball. She also remained unbeaten on 17 to guide the Sixers home. 

Perry guides the Sixers to victory

The consolation act: Given a reprieve first ball of the match, Hayley Matthews made the most of her second chance by scoring 27 from 33 balls. Until Matthews arrived at the crease it seemed likely the Hurricanes could score a total in excess of 130, but the minute she fell it changed the dynamics of the game. Matthews also managed to grab two wickets to take her season tally to nine. 

The catches: There have been a few catches dropped this season but the Sydney Sixers fielders made catching look so easy. Aley caught took a sharp caught and bowled chance, while Ashleigh Gardner snared one overhead on the boundary. 

Two One handed catches

The next stop: The Sixers now head to Adelaide Oval to take on the Strikers on January 2, while the Scorchers too take on the Strikers on December 31.



Filed Under

Hobart Hurricanes WBBL

Sydney Sixers WBBL

Sarah Aley

Ellyse Perry

Dane Van Niekerk

Rebel WBBL|02