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|Rhiann O' Donnell||4.0||0||27||1||6.75|
|Rhiann O' Donnell||1||2||0||0||50.00|
|Dane van Niekerk||4.0||0||29||1||7.25|
The Sixers cruised to yet another win to retain their top of the table in ongoing Women's Big Bash League. They defeated Hobart Hurricanes in a rain hit game, thanks to a brilliant knock by Ashleigh Gardner. The Sixers and Hurricanes will meet each other in a reverse fixture with the match being played at the Sixers' home ground. The match is scheduled to be played on 16th December. There isn't a lot of time the two teams have got between the two fixtures and thinking or pondering upon the result of their previous meeting will not be an option. The encounter between the two teams was thrilling in Hobart and we expect nothing different in the upcoming encounter as well.
The Sixers' will be particularly happy with their most recent win primarily because the win not only garnered them two important points, but it came without any major contribution from two of their most in-from players in Elysse Perry and Alyssa Healy.
Chasing the revised target of 155 in just fifteen overs, Sydney Sixers were in dire need of a quick and solid start. Instead they lost Alyssa Healy too quickly for their liking inside the first over. Ellyse Perry soon followed her back to the dressing room as the Sixers were reduced to 58 for 2 in 6.5 overs. Just when things were looking gloomy for them, Ashleigh Gardner switched gears and with terrific support from Burns, she took Sixers home with two balls to spare.
Gardner played a remarkable knock of 79 off just 50 deliveries and saw, the chase through whereas Burns provided the innings with much-needed momentum as she hammered 43 runs off just 20 deliveries. Erin Burns and Ashleigh Gardner put together a match-defining partnership of 41-ball 88. The Sixers will be a more confident team going into the next match considering they now have almost everyone from their top-order amongst the runs. The bowlers, too, have done well and it will be difficult to dethrone the Sixers from the top of the table position.
Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Sara McGlashan, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Hayley Silver-Holmes, Lauren Cheatle, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson.
The Hurricanes will be ruing the missed opportunity to defeat Sydney Sixers and move to the top half of the table. They've now lost three out of their four completed games with the latest one coming just hours ago. The Hurricanes depend heavily on their top-order and their win-loss perfectly resonates with how Smriti Mandhana does for them.
In the three games Mandhana has played, the Hurricanes have won only once - in the match where Mandhana scored a fifty. On the other two occasions, where Mandhana hasn't really fired, the Hurricanes have struggled to pace their innings and score well in the middle and death overs. Inconsistency has been Hobart Hurricanes' highlight of the season which is a lot unlike Heather Knight's form.
Knight, contrary to Mandhana and Hurricanes, has been super consistent in the tournament so far. Her form will be a big boost for the Hurricanes and if someone from the top-two can accompany her for good part of their innings, Hurricanes can certainly score or chase any sort of total. Stefanie Daffara, too, has done fairly well in scoring quick runs at the top. Hurricanes have the talent to defeat any side in the tournament, which was evident in their win against the Stars, and if they can be a little more consistent, they will be the side to beat.
Erin Fazackerley, Smriti Mandhana, Stefanie Daffara, Heather Knight, Sasha Moloney, Corinne Hall, Georgia Redmayne, Veronica Pyke, Alex Hartley, Rhiann O' Donnell, Brooke Hepburn.
With the same teams facing each other in less than 24 hours time, there won't be a lot of thinking time available to ponder upon the result of their last meeting. Having said that, there wasn't much Hurricanes could have strategized otherwise. They have a clear cut strategy of going hard in the powerplay and they won't be shy of doing it again. Sydney Sixers have been the most balanced side of the competition and with almost everyone in their top-order amongst the runs, they'll be the firm favorites going into the next match.