Alyssa Healy has scored 53 not out to help the NSW Breakers keep their unbeaten run going with an eight-wicket victory over the Tasmanian Roar in their Twenty20 clash on Saturday.
The Roar chose to bat first having won the toss and scored at better than a run a ball to finish their 20 overs at 4-127.
However, the Breakers overhauled the visitors total with 13 deliveries to spare with Healy and fellow Australian representative Alex Blackwell (33) leading the way.
Having reached 1-62 halfway through their innings, NSW scored at over eight runs an over to cruise to victory at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney.
Healy struck the winning runs, hitting Brooke Hepburn for four over mid-off, while Lisa Sthalekar (11) was also not out.
The Tasmanians started brilliantly with openers Emma Thompson and Carly Ryan scoring 89 for the first wicket.
Ryan went down the pitch in the 17th over and was stumped for 51 but the Roar continued to score comfortably with Erin Burns producing a rapid 21 off 12 deliveries.
The final over was full of drama with Burns hitting the opening delivery from Sarah Coyte for six before NSW took three wickets on the last three deliveries of Tasmania's innings.
Burns was caught at fine leg, before Thompson skied her shot to long on to be out for 45, while Belinda Page was run out on the final ball as she attempted a second run.
Coyte finished with figures of 2-28 off her four overs.
Despite having a decent total to defend, the Roar's bowlers failed to get any momentum and the Breakers cruised to victory.
Healy and Leah Poulton (22) got NSW going and with all four batswomen with strike rates of over 100, the home team were on top throughout their innings.
Veronica Pyke (1-18 off four overs) was the Roar's best bowler and she also took the catch to dismiss Blackwell off Hepburn's bowling.
First Posted 08 December, 2012 4:16PM AEST