Healy blasts 50 as Sixers win WBBL opener

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Alyssa Healy smashed a 24-ball fractional period arsenic the Sydney Sixers won a rain-altered WBBL opener against the Melbourne Stars.

Play didn't get underway successful Hobart until 9pm acknowledgment to adverse upwind conditions, giving each squad 11 overs successful the middle.

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Elyse Villani was unbeaten connected 54 disconnected 31 and Meg Lanning 23 disconnected 17, arsenic the Stars mislaid conscionable 1 wicket connected their mode to posting 99 to chase.

But contempt losing opening spouse Shafali Verma, arsenic good arsenic Ashleigh Gardner cheaply, Healy held her nervus earlier yet being dismissed for 57 disconnected 27 deliveries with the Sixers sitting astatine 3-89.

Alyssa Healy played a starring relation successful the WBBL opener. (Getty)

Fellow Aussie prima Ellyse Perry went successful the adjacent implicit to enactment the Sixers astatine 4-95 with 8 balls remaining, but Nicole Bolton and Angela Reakes calmly steered them to the decorativeness enactment successful the last over.

The Sixers reached the people with 4 balls to spare.

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