Sixers star Alyssa Healy has gone completely nuts in the WBBL in a record-breaking pyrotechnic display.
Needing a miracle to pull the Sixers into the WBBL Finals when she walked to the crease to chase the Melbourne Stars’ innings of 178 from 19 overs, Healy went to work in spectacular fashion.
The 30-year-old smashed the fourth-fastest century in the history of the WBBL, reaching her hundred from just 48 balls at North Sydney Oval.
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She was eventually dismissed via a run out for 111 from 52 balls, including 15 fours and 5 sixes.
She was just three runs short of the all-time highest score of 114 runs.
Healy know has four of the five highest scores in the WBBL, according to cricinfo.
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 pointy end of the run chase.
They lost 4/6 in 10 deliveries.
Despite cruising with Healy’s pyrotechnics, the Sixers went into the final over still needing seven runs to win with five wickets in hand.
They finally pulled off the win with two balls to spare.
It wasn’t enough for the Sixers to jump the Scorchers into fourth spot.
The Stars will now play the Perth in the first week of the finals with the Heat facing the Thunder in the other game.
Despite the result of missing out on a spot in the finals series, the Sixers disappointment was overshadowed by Healy’s heroics.
NSW Sheffield Shield great Trent Copeland wrote on Twitter: “Alyssa Healy!!!!! 100 off 48 balls. Unreal”.