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 all-rounder 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.
The second win of the campaign leaves the Sixes with a share of top spot alongside the Melbourne Stars, while Thunder have one win from their two matches.
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