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Sixers defeated by Thunder in trial

24 November 2018

Sydney Sixers WBBL preparation continued against the Sydney Thunder at Blacktown International Sports Park on Friday.

A combination of Sixers stars and train-on players competed against the Thunder, with our captain Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy and Ash Gardner absent due to the WT20 finals in Antigua.

The Sixers had a shaky start to the game with Thunder claiming the wickets of Tahlia Wilson, Erin Burns and Sara McGlashan out early on.

Despite the Sixers struggling at 3/27, Carly Leeson managed to produce some runs to give the Sixers a larger total to defend. Leeson smashed six fours, to finish on 48 runs off 35 balls.

Lauren Smith was another key contributor, hitting a crucial 28 runs off 19 balls. The Sixers finished on a positive 8/140 before Thunder came into bat.

Erin Burns took a valuable wicket and claimed 1/15 off of three overs.

Unfortunately 140 runs weren’t enough for the Sixers to defend and Thunder claimed the win, finishing on 2/143 with 3.1 overs to spare.

The Sixers first match of the WBBL|04 season starts on 1 December at the CitiPower Centre in Melbourne against the Melbourne Stars.