Women’s Big Bash League: Heather Knight hits 77 in Hobart Hurricanes defeat

Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy

Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry hit a combined 25 fours and four sixes
Women’s Big Bash League
Sydney Sixers 199-0: Healy 106* (53), Perry 87* (68)
Melbourne Stars 154-6: Villani 59

Australia’s Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry shared the highest partnership in Women’s Big Bash League history as they put on an unbroken 199.

Healy hit 106 from 53 balls and fellow opener Perry – on her 29th birthday – 87 off 68 in Sydney Sixers’ 45-run win over Melbourne Stars in Perth.

Perry is the WBBL’s leading run-scorer since it began in 2015, while Healy has scored two centuries this season.

Elsewhere, England captain Heather Knight made 77 for Hobart Hurricanes.

She hit nine fours and two sixes as the Hurricanes posted 148-6 against Sydney Thunder at West Park Oval.

However, 50 from New Zealand’s Rachel Priest anchored Thunder, who overhauled the target with four wickets in hand and 11 balls remaining.

England’s Fran Wilson made six for the Hurricanes.

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