A Hattrick from Marizanne Kapp helped Sydney Sixers to win over the Melbourne Stars by 8 wickets at Oval on Saturday.
Winning the toss, Stars opted to bat. The story with the openers continued the same as Lee failed again by scoring just 8 runs. Even the skipper Villani failed again as she started good but failed to convert into big. Credits to Dane Vane Niekerk who was coming after a break due to an injury picked up a wicket on her very first ball of Lee. Villani got out to Gardner. The incoming batter Mignon Du Preez did a good job with the bat as she scored 44 runs which helped Stars to cross three-digit mark. Du Preez lost her wicket in a mix-up. Later, the batters who came in did not contribute much.
In the end, a Hattrick from Kapp made the story of the day in WBBL as she picked up the wickets of Penna, Hancock and Ferling which made Stars to end the innings with a below-par score of 107 for 9 in 20 overs.
Chasing the target of 108, Healy and Perry had an aggressive start as they had a quick partnership of 36 runs which was dominated mostly by Healy scoring 27 runs. She got out trying to be more aggressive in the bowling of Hancock.
Later, Perry had a decent partnership with Gardener too. Both scored 39 and 32 respectively which made chase an easy one. In the end, though Gardener got out, the match was already in favour of Sixers as they won the game within 18 overs with Perry being not out till the end.
With this defeat, it is a Hattrick of defeats for Stars. For sixers, it was a crucial win and they add two more points to their kitty.
Melbourne Stars: 107/9 in 20 overs (Mignon du Preez 44; Marizanne Kapp 3/16)
Sydney Sixers: 108/2 in 17.1 overs (Ellyse Perry 39*, Ashleigh Gardner 32)
Sydney Sixers won by 8 wickets