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Healy hopes to keep form going for Sixers

10 October 2019

Alyssa Healy after making her third One-Day International century on Wednesday.

Super star wicketkeeper-batter Alyssa Healy hopes to transfer her excellent International form to the Sixers when the WBBL gets under way next Friday against local rivals Sydney Thunder at North Sydney Oval.

In a record breaking 18th consecutive One-Day International victory for the Australian Women’s Cricket Team, Healy posted her third century at that level on Wednesday in Brisbane.

She made an unbeaten 112 from 76 balls in the nine-wicket win against Sri Lanka, coming just a week after she broke the world record for the highest score by a woman in T20 Internationals, 148 not out from just 61 made at North Sydney Oval.

Australia broke the 20-year record set by the Women’s national team led by Belinda Clark between 1997-99. The win also completed a clean sweep of the three match One-Day International series at Allan Border Field.

Healy, 29, said enjoyment was key as the focus now turns towards the Women’s Big Bash.

“I’m just really enjoying my cricket at the moment and really excited for the WBBL,” said Healy after the match on Wednesday.

“I think this one will be a lot of fun and hopefully I can keep (this form) going for the Sixers.”

Since returning from the West Indies in late September, where Healy scored 349 runs at an average of 69.8 across three One-Day and three T20 Internationals, the runs have continued to flow.

Healy amassed 401 runs across the same number of One-Day and T20 Internationals, this time against the Sri Lankans at home. She averaged 100.

Sixers fans will be hoping the famous Fig Tree at the northern end of North Sydney Oval is a target for Healy next Friday.

“For me personally, when I'm hitting the ball down the ground, I know that I'm playing well,” said Healy on Wednesday.

The Sixers meet the Thunder followed by defending champions, Brisbane Heat, at North Sydney Oval on the opening weekend of the WBBL.