Ash Gardener has hit a blistering half-century to raise the Sydney Sixers to a well-known seven-wicket win over the Hobart Hurricanes in a rain-affected match at Bellerive Oval.
The house aspect have been despatched in to bat underneath leaden skies and posted 5-133, with Saturday night’s interrupted innings diminished to 15 overs.
In reply, the Sixers have been set a revised goal of 152 and reached 3-155 with two balls to spare.
Australian worldwide Gardner turned on the type scoring a whirlwind 79 not out off simply 50 balls, together with three sixes, in a powerful show of fresh hitting.
Set a mammoth 10 runs an over, the Sixers have been in hassle early with Alyssa Healy dismissed within the first over for eight.
The in-form Ellyse Perry quickly adopted for 10 in a uncommon failure for the Sixers’ skipper.
However Gardner and Erin Burns (43 off 20 balls) have been unfazed by the duty, placing on 88 in a unprecedented 41-ball partnership.
Earlier, Heather Knight was in high type, clubbing 51 not out off 35 balls because the Hurricanes impressed underneath lights in opposition to the reigning champions.
The win retains the Sixers on the high of the desk alongside native rivals the Sydney Thunder.
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