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Villani Steals Show Leading Scorchers To Win

12 December 2017

Perth Scorchers continue their unbeaten start to season three of the Rebel Women's Big Bash League with a convincing victory over defending champions Sydney Sixers.

The Perth Scorchers have made a statement of intent with a stunning nine-wicket victory over the in-form Sydney Sixers in Wollongong.

The Scorchers made light of the Sixers' recent form dominating with bat and ball, to put them at two wins from two games so far in this WBBL season.

Elyse Villani leads the Perth Scorchers with the bat.

Perth eased past the victory target with 10 balls to spare, earning some revenge for a seven-run defeat in last season's final.

Opener Elyse Villani scored an unbeaten 74 from 61 balls, hitting a six to win the match in emphatic fashion as the Scorchers reached 1-123, in reply to the Sixers' 8-122.

The Scorchers managed to grab eight wickets.

Player of the Match Villani enjoyed valuable support from Nicole Bolton as the pair made short work of the bowling to put on 106 for the opening wicket.

Batting didn't seem so easy on the North Dalton Park deck for the Sixers who lost their three big-name players at the top of the order with just 47 runs on the board.

Nicole Bolton also hit some big ones to assist Villani in the run chase.

Emma King starred with the ball, taking the two key wickets of Ellyse Perry (15) and Ashleigh Gardner (15).

English import Katherine Brunt also bagged two wickets and a run out, while Heather Graham claimed the scalps of Sixers batters Erin Burns and Sara McGlashan (13).  

Only a quickfire 33 from 25 balls from Erin Burns helped the score past the 100 mark against a disciplined all-round Scorchers bowling effort.

The Scorchers now travel to Brisbane where they will take on the Heat at Allan Border Field on Friday.

 


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