Sixers make it four in a row in last ball thriller

IN yesterday’s only game in the WBBL, the Sydney Sixers prevailed over the Hobart Hurricanes in a final ball thriller to win their fourth game in a row.

After the Hurricanes posted 8/139, the Sixers ultimately reached the target with three wickets to spare.

The Sixers needed 30 off the last three overs, and after Mathilda Carmichael got to work she was able to help swing the contest in her side’s favour.

She combined with Kate Peterson to get the equation to two runs off the final two balls, and after a pair of singles the Sixers were home.

Carmichael top scored with 32 not out, while earlier both Ellyse Perry and Ash Gardner made 24 runs each.

Meanwhile Heather Graham and Amy Smith were the chief destroyers with the ball for the Hurricanes, picking up three wickets each.

Earlier in the evening Lizelle Lee smashed 50 to help get the Hurricanes off to a solid start to their innings, but once she was dismissed things started to fall apart for the home side. They went from 3/85 at Lee’s dismissal in the 12th over, to 8/139 8.4 overs later, with no partnerships better than 18 runs.

Behind Lee’s top score, Graham was second highest score with 36. Outside the top four batters in the order, no one made a double figure score.

Meanwhile for the Sixers Lauren Cheatle and Maitlin Brown were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets each.

The Sixers take their four points home with them ahead of their next game against the Scorchers on Thursday at North Sydney Oval.

The Hurricanes meanwhile are on the move again, heading up to Queensland to face the Heat tomorrow.

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