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Sixers cruise home in tough conditions against Hobart

29 December 2016

The Sydney Sixers have beat the Hobart Hurricanes by seven wickets with ten balls to spare at Hurstville Oval.

The Sixers cruised home by 7 wickets against the Hobart Hurricanes in hot conditions at Hurstville Oval.

In the first innings, tidy bowling from the Sixers restricted the Hobart Hurricanes to 106 runs off their 20 overs with 8 wickets lost.

Sarah Aley was the brightest light for the Sixers. She claimed three wickets off 13 runs, while spinner Dane Van Niekerk claimed two wickets off 16. Sixers captain Ellyse Perry led the side with great fielding placement for all of her players and took a wicket of her own in her final over.

Aley's astonishing caught and bowled. 

Opening batter Hayley Matthews provided the top score for the Hurricanes with 27 until she was dismissed from Aley and caught from Ashleigh Gardner in deep cover.

But before Matthews had to go, Aley struck early in the third over dismissing Georgia Redmayne. It was one for the highlight reel as Aley produced a breathtaking caught and bowled one-handed.

Niekerk, off her first ball, got captain Heather Knight in the 8th over. Erin Burns and Isobel Joyce made their score a little bit more respectable with Burns making 14 and Joyce making 24 off 27 deliveries.

Aley got the wicket of Burns, bowling her middle stump and Marizanne Kapp got the wicket of Joyce who was also clean bowled.

Hurricanes Innings Highlights

In the successful run chase, Ellyse Perry was at her glittering best, blasting 44 runs off 44 balls which included a glorious six in the 12th over. She also put the icing on the cake with a beautiful straight-down-the-ground boundary to claim the win for her team.

In the second innings, the Hurricanes stunned the Sixers early in the first over. Julie Hunter dismissed Alyssa Healy for a duck, but Gardner and Perry restored order in the following overs.

Sixers Innings Highlights

Gardner smashed boundaries all over Hurstville Oval, eventually making a score of 35 before being dismissed by Matthews after a catch from Emma Thompson.

Matthews went on to collect two wickets when she bowled Sara McGlashan for 10. Matthews finished with figures of 2/13, while Hunter would be the least expensive after claiming figures of 1/11.

Ellyse Perry Innings Highlights

Aley took home the player of the match with impressive bowling figures of 3/13 from her three overs.

With the Sixers claiming their second win in consecutive days, the next assignment will be on January 2 when they take on the Adelaide Strikers at Adelaide Oval.

Hurricanes V Sixers Match Highlights