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Sixers secure spot at top of table

28 January 2018

The Sydney Sixers finished the season on top of the WBBL|03 ladder after a comprehensive win over Adelaide Strikers

The Sydney Sixers are well on track to defend their Rebel WBBL title after securing top spot with a comprehensive seven-wicket triumph over the Adelaide Strikers.

For the second time in as many days, the Sixers trumped the Strikers - largely through the efforts of comeback queen Sarah Coyte with the ball and Alyssa Healy with the bat - to stroll to victory with 11 balls remaining.

Match Highlights: Strikers stumble against Sixers

Fresh off a blazing 106 on Saturday, national wicketkeeper Healy thumped 63 before departing with the finish line in sight, piloting the Sixers' 3-112 chase.

Captain Ellyse Perry became the only WBBL batter to reach the 500-run mark this summer before holing out for 13.

But Healy continued on her merry way, belting the Adelaide attack to all corners of Hurstville Oval.

Alyssa Healy innings

Earlier, Coyte snared 3-18 off her four overs, including the key scalp of Strikers top-scorer Tammy Beaumont (28).

Coyte's tight bowling was pivotal in restricting the Strikers to just 9-111 off their 20 overs, which was never going to be enough, given Healy's ravenous late-season form.

In her two games back since coming out of retirement, Coyte has put together the remarkable figures of 5-32 off eight overs.

She now looms as the key bowler for the Sixers, who enter the semi-finals with five consecutive wins under their belt.

The Strikers, with three losses from their last four games, slipped to fourth position with an 8-6 record after a weekend that didn't go their way - but the will still make their first-ever finals appearance after Brisbane Heat's loss to the Sydney Thunder.


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Adelaide Strikers WBBL

Sydney Sixers WBBL

Rebel WBBL|03