Playing XI of Sydney Sixers – Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry (c), Sara McGlashan, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Lauren Cheatle, Sarah Aley, Ashleigh Gardner, Lauren Smith, Erin Burns, Hayley Silver-holmes
Playing XI of Sydney Thunder – Harmanpreet Kaur, Stafanie Taylor, Rachael Haynes, Alex Blackwell (c), Rachel Priest (wk), Rene Farrell, Naomi Stalenberg, Nicola Carey, Belinda Vakarewa, Maisy Gibson, Samantha Bates
Toss – Won by Sydney Sixers Women and elected to bat first
1st Innings Summary – Sydney Sixers’ skipper Ellyse Perry is in red hot form in this edition of WBBL as she produced yet another blasting innings of 74 not out while playing against Sydney Thunder Women. Number 4 batter Erin Burns also made 44 runs off just 22 balls which included six 4s and two 6s, which means only eight runs coming from running between the wickets. Dane van Niekerk did the last damage to the opponent by making vital 14 runs on just 7 balls that she faced. Stafanie Taylor was the most successful bowler for Sydney Thunder (3-0-16-2)
2nd Innings Summary – Indian star batter Harmanpreet Kaur was the higgest scorer for Sydney Thunder as she struck four 4s and three 6s in her 45runs innings before getting bowled out by Lauren Cheatle on the first ball of 16th over. Rene Farrell played a quick innings of 33 runs down the order but that was not enough to sail her team to a win. The dismissal of Harmanpreet Kaur at the most crucial stage proved to be fatal for Sydney Thunder as the team could not accelerate the current run rate as per the mounting required run rate.
Player of the match – Ellyse Perry for yet another clinical show with both, bat and ball. She made 74 runs from 66 balls including eight 4s and two 6s and then bowled beautifully by taking two vital wickets and conceding just 11 runs in three overs.
Sydney Sixers Women – 168/4 (20 overs)
Sydney Thunder Women – 132/7 (20 overs)
Result – Sydney Sixers Women won by 36 runs
‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in teamwork and possess high leadership skills.