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Sixers strike gold in WT20

26 November 2018

Sixers players Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry and Ash Gardner have helped Australia secure their fourth World T20 trophy after a crucial decider against England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday.

Australia was going into the final confident after smashing the West Indies in a 71-run defeat in a semi-final clash last Friday. Sixers star Healy was a valuable contributor at the crease, hitting a solid 46 runs to earn her Player of the Match for the fourth time in the tournament.

Healy told Fox Sports, “I felt that once we got past 120, our bowlers would have had a good chance of defending that total.”

Perry and Gardner delivered outstanding performances and easily defended Australia’s 120 runs – Perry claiming 2/2 off two overs and Gardener also taking two wickets off four overs.

In the final decider against England, Gardner was awarded Player of the Match after she dominated yet again finishing with 3/22 off four overs and smashing three sixes to assist her 33* runs off 26 balls. Perry also assisted taking a key England wicket.

Healy contributed a solid 22 runs in the final game and her consistency throughout the entire competition earned her Player of the Tournament, a fitting accolade after finishing with 225 runs at 56.25, at a strike rate of 144.23. Her innings throughout the WT20 of 48, 56, 53 and 46 were all memorable standouts.

Our Sixers stars' next stop is the WBBL|04 season which will kick off on 1 December at the CitiPower Centre in Melbourne.