Alyssa Healy flaunts half a century as Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Stars

Alyssa Healy smashed half a century of 24 balls as the Sydney Sixers won a rainy WBBL opener against the Melbourne Stars.

The game didn’t start in Hobart until 9pm due to inclement weather conditions, giving each team 11 overs in the middle.

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Elyse Villani was undefeated at 54 of 31 and Meg Lanning at 23 of 17, as the Stars lost just one wicket on their way to posting 99 to chase.

But despite losing opening partner Shafali Verma, as well as lower-cost Ashleigh Gardner, Healy kept his cool before being ultimately sacked for 57 of 27 deliveries with the Sixers sitting at 3-89.

Aussie star Ellyse Perry moved on to the next round to put the Sixers at 4-95 with eight balls remaining, but Nicole Bolton and Angela Reakes calmly steered them to the finish line in the final.

The sixers hit the target with four balls to play.

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