Perry in daz­zler for Six­ers

Sunday Tasmanian - - Sport -

ELLYSE Perry has con­tin­ued her rare form with the bat to help the Syd­ney Six­ers to an em­phatic 36-run derby win over Syd­ney Thun­der at North Syd­ney Oval.

Perry fol­lowed up her un­beaten cen­tury the pre­vi­ous evening with a con­fi­dent and mea­sured in­nings of 74 not out off 66 balls in Satur­day night’s clash to help the Six­ers post an in­tim­i­dat­ing 4-168.

The all­rounder then chipped in with the key wick­ets of cap­tain Alex Black­well (6) and West In­dies star Stafanie Tay­lor (13) to help re­strict Thun­der to 7-132, re­turn­ing 2-11 from three overs.

Thun­der were never in the hunt af­ter slip­ping to 4-35 and Lauren Chea­tle (2-15) helped turn the screws when she dis­missed their top-scorer Har­man­preet Kaur for 45.

Rene Far­rell chipped in with a quick­fire 33 not out down the order but the con­test was long over by then.

It was far from a per­fect start to the match for the Six­ers who, af­ter win­ning the toss and elect­ing to bat, lost key bat­ters Alyssa Healy (15) and then Ash Gard­ner, who fell for a golden duck.

But Erin Burns (44 off 22 balls) and Perry stead­ied the ship with a match- defin­ing 66-run part­ner­ship for the third wicket.

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