It’s lucky that Alyssa Healy was wearing magenta on Monday night otherwise she could have been mistaken for a Harlem Globetrotter.
Such was the freakish ability she showed to run out Brisbane Heat batter Holly Ferling at Drummoyne Oval in the Sydney Sixers second match of WBBL 02. Along with fellow Sydney Sixer representative Jordan Silk, the pair have now combined for three such highlights that have nearly broke the internet.
In the final ball of the Heat’s innings, Ferling jammed a ball out to midwicket and both batters decided to take on the arm of Sarah Aley in the deep. Despite it being a bit of a wayward throw, Healy grabbed the ball out of the air and with her back to the stumps flicked the ball back to effect a direct hit. The run out had tongues wagging and social media going crazy.
Talking exclusively to sydneysixers.com.au after the game Healy was modest about the piece of magic she produced saying it was a fluke. “Fluke, fluke, fluke! Obviously it was a bit of a wild throw from the deep so I just jumped up and tried to get it near the stumps as best as i could”. “The previous ball I nearly missed with an underarm throw close to the stumps so to get that one was a pretty good feeling”.
Healy is the premier female wicket keeper in Australia as evident by her selection in the Southern Stars side for both One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals and showed that she has all the skills required even if she won’t admit it.
Along with Healy’s heroics behind the stumps where she executed two run outs and a stumping the Heat was only able to score 9-83 from its 20 overs. The Sixers romped to victory on the back of a sublime and mature innings of 45 not out from 43 balls by Captain Ellyse Perry. The Sixers collecting an eight-wicket victory with 25 balls to spare to open up the WBBL 02 account.