Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers: Mitchell Starc cheers as wife Alyssa Healy smashes the 48-ball century in Women’s Big Bash League. Watch

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Alyssa Healy took her fourth WBBL ton in Sydney Sixers’ win against Melbourne Stars© Twitter


Alyssa Healy scored a century ahead of Sydney Sixers in Sunday’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) against Melbourne Stars, at the North Sydney Oval. The Sixers won by five wickets. As she reached her ton, she received applause from fans and teammates who were in the stadium, as well as her husband Mitchell Starc. The Australian pacemaker was on site and could be slapped in front of her as she hit a four to reach her century with just 48 balls. The tournament’s official handle shared a peak of Healy reaching the century, captioning it as, “HEALY HUNDRED! She’s bringing forth a great century with just 48 balls. What a legend # WBBL06”.

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Healy and Starc became engaged in 2015 and were married in April 2016. The duo reportedly first met when they were only nine years old.

This was Healy’s fourth WBBL hundred. The 30-year-old hit 111 runs from 52 deliveries, with a strike rate of 213.46. She also recorded 15 fours and six sixes. She was fired by Tess Flintoff.

Healy’s ton was also the WBBL’s fourth fastest century. She got her hundred from just 48 balls.

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It was a comforting win for Sixers, who had had a rather bad campaign, but managed to take a win against the table toppers. Sixers missed the playoff spots because of the net run rate.

Sydney finished the regular season in fifth place, with six wins from 14 games. They lost six games. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars topped the table, with eight wins from 14 games and three losses.

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