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Perry shines in 100th T20I

19 November 2018

Sixers Captain Ellyse Perry showcased her all-round abilities in the Women’s World T20 against India, claiming an impressive 3/16 and knocking 39 runs from 28 balls at Providence Stadium on Sunday.

Perry reached an important milestone by becoming the first Australian cricketer to play her 100th T20 International.

Ash Gardner contributed to Australia’s 119 runs in pursuit of India's total of 8/167 and was the Aussie's second highest scorer in the match smashing 20 runs from 19 balls. Unfortunately in Australia’s 48-run loss, Sixers wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy suffered a mild concussion that left her unable to bat after a collision on the field.

Prior to suffering the injury against India, Healy had continued her scintillating form at tournament, earning a second Player of the Match award in as many games, courtesy of a 38-ball 53 at the top of the order against New Zealand last Wednesday.

Healy struck eight fours on her way to another half-century in our national colours. She's scored 157 runs from three knocks at an extremely healthy 78.50.

Perry and Gardner picked up a wicket apiece in the fixture against the Silver Ferns, contributing to a suffocating bowling performance that secured a 33-run victory.

Australia is set to take on the West Indies in the semi-finals on 23 November at Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Meanwhile, Sixers South African stars Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp continued their good form for South Africa at the same tournament, despite their side being unable to progress through the group stage.

Kapp was named Player of the Match in South Africa's win over Bangladesh on Monday morning, after top-scoring with 25 off 19 balls and giving nothing away with her bowling to finish with figures of 0/6 off 3 overs.

Kapp finished as her side's leading run-scorer, making 98 runs in four innings, at an average of 24.50.

Van Niekerk was South Africa's leading wicket-taker with 6 scalps at an average of 7.50 apiece and an economy rate of just 3.41.