The Sydney Sixers need to defeat the table-topping Melbourne Stars tomorrow and hope other results fall their way to qualify for the WBBL|06 Finals after the Renegades chased down 167 to win on Saturday night at North Sydney Oval.
Despite the loss, it was a very important night for the Sixers' club in support of the Sony Foundation's You Can Champs. Player names on the jerseys were swapped with three words of inspiration provided by a youth cancer patient to raise awareness in the community of the battle these young people face, and to show them that the Sydney Sixers community back them.
An outstanding 79 from 45 balls by South African Lizelle Lee, and the finishing of Courtney Webb (46 not out from 28), stole the game away from the Sixers. The Renegades making 4/169 in reply to 4/166.
Batting first, Alyssa Healy and captain Ellyse Perry laid the platform for the Sixers total with their fifth 100-run opening partnership in the WBBL. Healy led the way during the 104-run stand crunching 63 from 38 balls including four sixes, while Perry made a solid 37.
Seamer Sarah Aley was best of the Sixers' bowlers with 2-31 from four overs.
The Sixers - who currently sit fifth a win outside the top four - need to firstly defeat the Stars on Sunday, losses from either the Perth Scorchers or Sydney Thunder and a significantly improved net run rate to qualify for finals.