Indian teenage sensation Shafali Verma made an on the spot affect in her debut outing for the Sydney Sixers within the Women’s Big Bash League with an excellent effort within the subject towards the Melbourne Stars on Thursday.
It all occurred in the course of the fifth ball of the final over of the powerplay when opener Ellyse Villani pulled a brief ball from Ellyse Perry straight to Verma at brief midwicket.
Verma picked the ball cleanly had just one stump to intention at. The 17-year-old hit the bulls-eye to send the non-striker Annabel Sutherland, who was stranded in the course of the pitch due to a miscommunication, packing.
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The dismissal got here on the proper time for the Sixers because the duo of Villani and Sutherland had been trying extraordinarily harmful throughout their 49-run-stand.
Sutherland’s run-out was the one wicket the Sixers had been ready to absorb a 11-over-a-side diminished fixture. Villani (54* off 31) and skipper Meg Lanning, who remained unbeaten on a 17-ball 23, took the Stars to 99/1 in 11 overs.
Shafali Verma misses out with the bat; Alyssa Healy smashes a match-winning 50
Shafali Verma might have kick-started her BBL journey with an excellent run-out of Sutherland however it was the right-arm seamer who had the final snort. The younger seamer knocked over the swashbuckling Indian opener for a 10-ball knock of 8 runs.
It all occurred on the fifth ball of the fourth over when Verma, in typical trend, tried to slog the pacer throughout the road. She ended up lacking the ball altogether and noticed her stumps pegged again.
Nevertheless, her low-cost dismissal didn’t have any form of affect on the Sydney Sixers’ fortunes as they gunned down the goal of 100 with 4 balls to spare.
It was the Alyssa Healy present on the Bellerive Oval because the champion Australian wicketkeeping-batter smashed a whirlwind 27-ball 57 to knock the stuffing out of the Stars.
Healy smoked as many as 11 fours throughout her knock. By the time she was dismissed by Sophie Day, she had already set her aspect on track to their first victory of the season. Healy was deservedly adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for her match-winning knock.