Alyssa Healy hits scintillating century, fell just short of Ash Gardner's all-time record for a WBBL score

WBBL 2020: Alyssa Healy smashes brilliant 111 off just 52 balls on Sunday, her fourth century in Women’s Big Bash League. She was just three runs short of the all-time highest score of Ash Gardner's 114 against the Stars in the 2017 season.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 22, 2020 13:09 IST
Alyssa Healy hits scintillating century, fell just short of Ash Gardner's all-time record for a WBBL score
WBBL 2020: Alyssa Healy hits her fourth century

WBBL 2020: Sydney Sixers Women star Alyssa Healy scored a scintillating century in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL 2020) in Sydney on Sunday, her fourth in the history of the tournament. No other player has scored more than two centuries in the tournament, but Healy now has four under his belt, even if the inning did not help her side Sydney Sixers to qualify for the semis, missing out on Net Run Rate (NRR).

The 30-year-old wicket-keeper batsman smashes the fourth fastest century in the history of the WBBL, reaching her hundred from just 48 balls. She was just three runs short of the all-time highest score of Ash Gardner's 114 against the Stars in the 2017 season.

Healy has fallen just short of the all-time record for a WBBL score, as she blasted a marvelous century against Melbourne Stars Women at North Sydney Oval, Sydney. Healy blasted 111 off just 52 balls with 15 fours and 6 massive sixes as her side crossed the line in the last over but couldn't make it to the WBBL 2020 semi-finals. Due to Healy's brilliant efforts, Sydney Sixers Women beat Melbourne Stars Women won by 5 wickets according to the DLS method.

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Moreover, the 1st Semi-Final of WBBL 2020 will be played between Melbourne Stars Women and Perth Scorchers Women on November 25, 2020, at 1:40 PM according to IST at North Sydney Oval, Sydney.

While Sydney Thunder Women will face Brisbane Heat Women in the 2nd Semi-Final on November 26 at 1:40 PM IST at North Sydney Oval, Sydney.

Chasing a mammoth target of 184 runs according to the DLS method, Healy and Ellyse Perry guided the Sixers to 0/150 in the 15th over before Perry’s dismissal resulted in a top-order collapse at the end of the run chase. However, SYSW wins it comfortably in the end with 2 balls to spare but the Sixers missed out to reach the semi-final of WBBL 2020.

Earlier, Melbourne Stars Women set a huge total of 178/4 in 19 overs on the back of Meg Lanning (77 off 59), and Elyse Villani (45 off 28 balls). For MLSW, Marizanne Kapp was the pick of the bowlers, she scalped 3/34 in his 4 overs.