It all happened during the fifth ball in the final playplay when opener Ellyse Villani pulled a short ball from Ellyse Perry straight to Verma on a short midwicket.
Verma chose the ball well and had only one stump. The 17-year-old cut the bull to send non-player Annabel Sutherland, who was disturbed in the middle of the court due to a wrong connection, packing.
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The dismissal came at just the right time for the Sixers as both Villani and Sutherland looked extremely dangerous in their 49 games.
Sutherland’s demise is the only wicket the Sixers managed to take on an 11-side-cut. Villani (54 * at 31) and skipper Meg Lanning, who did not win at 17-ball 23, took the Stars to 99/1 in the 11th.
Shafal Verma has missed a bat; Alyssa Healy is hitting 50 wins in the game
Shafali Verma may have started his BBL tour with a successful dismissal in Sutherland but it was the right-hand man who laughed last. The young seamer thrower knocked on the Indian swashbuckling open for a 10-ball knock of 8 runs.
It all happened on the fifth ball of the fourth season when Verma, similarly, tried to put the pacer on the line. He ended up missing the ball completely and saw his kicks come back.
However, his cheap removal did not affect the fortunes of the Sydney Sixers when he shot the 100th goal with four balls.
It was Alyssa Healy show at the Bellerive Oval where an Australian wickkeep-batter player broke a 27-ball 57 whistle to bring down the Stars’ relegation.
Healy smoked 11 cigarettes after knocking. By the time Sophie Day was fired, she had already established her role in the first victory of the season. Healy was dubbed ‘Player of the Match’ for knocking on a game.