Alyssa Healy’s brilliant half-century gave the Sydney Sixers their opening win of the WBBL in a rain-shortened match against the Melbourne Stars at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart on Thursday night.
Healy scored 57 off just 27 balls with 11 fours, with six balls to spare and a few delays on the way to a six-wicket victory as the Stars went 4-100 to 11-99. -Over-the-side match.
Veteran Australian opener Eliza Villani, who scored an unbeaten 54 off 31 balls, was dismissed. Star skipper Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 23 off 17 balls.
Healy was happy to be among the scorers after a humble international match against India.
“I always say, ‘You need luck, especially in T20 cricket,'” Healy said after his tournament performance.
In the last Twenty20 international, I got knocked out by the bowler and got a peach in the Test match. That’s the way to break cookies.
“I’m looking forward to coming to the Big Bash, playing with some freedom, having fun, playing good cricket.”
Vilani won the WBBL toss and elected to field.