Playing XI of Sydney Sixers – Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry (c), Sara McGlashan, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Lauren Cheatle, Ashleigh Gardner, Lauren Smith, Erin Burns, Hayley Silver-holmes, Tahlia Wilson
Playing XI of Adelaide Strikers – Sarah Coyte, Megan Schutt, Danielle Hazell, Suzie Bates (c), Sophie Devine, Tahlia McGrath, Amanda Wellington, Bridget Patterson, Tegan McPharlin (wk), Alex Price, Tabatha Saville
Toss – Won by Adelaide Strikers Women and elected to bowl first
1st Innings Summary – Put into bat first, wicketkeeper batter Alyssa Healy and Sydney Sixers’ skipper Ellyse Perry put up a 150-run stand for the first wicket and displayed one of the finest partnerships of Women’s T20 cricket. The entire bowling attack of Adelaide Strikers were being hit for big shots every now and then and it was only in the 17th over that Perry got run out by her counterpart Suzie Bates. Next to come was Ashleigh Gardner, who struck three 4s and three 6s in her 15-balls innings and remained not out till the end.
2nd Innings Summary – Chasing a mammoth total of 206 runs, Captain Suzie Bates, Tahlia McGrath and Sarah Coyte played well and made valuable contributions but surrendered to the duo of Lauren Cheatle and Lauren Smith. Ellysy Perry used eight bowlers (including herself), thus make the bowling unpredictable which eventually made it difficult for the batters settle down. As a result of this, Adelaide Strikers’ entire team was bowled out for 132 runs in 19.1 overs.
Player of the match – Alyssa Healy for an unforgettable centurion innings of 112* of just 69 balls including seventeen 4s and two 6s
Sydney Sixers Women – 206/1 (20 overs)
Adelaide Strikers Women – 132/10 (19.1 overs)
Result – Sydney Sixers Women won by 74 runs
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