Alyssa Healy century for Sydney Sixers, last ball win over Perth Scorchers, video


Batting superstar Alyssa Healy blasted an unbeaten century and stunned Perth by stealing victory on the final ball of the WBBL match in St Kilda.

Healy finished 107 not out in an incredible knock that left the Scorchers scrambling for answers.

It’s her fifth century in the WBBL. She already held the record for most centuries in the tournament’s history.

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The Scorchers posted 4-176 thanks to Beth Mooney (75 not out) and Marizanne Kapp (68), and had the Sixers on shaky ground early when they scored just two runs off the first two overs of their innings, then were 1-4 when Suzie Bates was dimsmissed for 3.

Healy herself scored just 15 off her first 21 balls, but then the superstar went to work.

With Ellyse Perry (48 off 40) up the other end, Healy blasted four sixes and 12 fours on her way to her fifth WBBL ton.

The Sixers needed to score at 12 an over but Perry and Healy kept the board ticking over.

There was drama towards the end of the chase when Perry was caught out, with Sydney still needing 19 runs off the final 10 balls, and then 15 off the last over.

Healy was dropped on the rope by Alana King as the Scorchers watched the game slip from their grasp.

Ashleigh Gardner whacked two sixes but then was dismissed, and Erin Burns followed her back to the pavilion the very next ball, putting Piepa Cleary on a hat-trick.

The Sixers needed two runs off the final two balls. Nicole Bolton hit a single to level the scoreboard.

Then Healy, from the last ball of the match, produced a superb lofted cover drive to find the boundary rope and claim the victory.

Healy was heard letting out a loud scream in celebration as the ball flew to the rope.

The Sixers remain on top of the WBBL ladder.

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