Star all-rounder Ellyse Perry has produced a stunning display in the Sydney Sixers’ 24-run win over the Brisbane Heat at Blacktown Oval.
- Perry made 54 with the bat and claimed the bowling figures of 3-17 in the Sixers’ win
- The Sixers have won all three of their matches that have produced a result
- The Thunder won by 24 runs against the Scorchers in Wednesday’s earlier match to sit on top of the standings
Perry scored 54 off 54 deliveries with the bat, before snaring figures of 3-17 off her four overs to help the Sixers to victory.
Her innings, in just her third match back from a serious hamstring injury, lifted the Sixers to 7-129.
Perry, who was chosen as the player of the match, then destroyed Brisbane’s top order, as the Heat collapsed to 4-17 before eventually being skittled for 105 in 19 overs.
The Sixers have won all three of their matches that have produced a result, with the other two rained out.
They sit in second place behind the Sydney Thunder, who boast the same record but have better net run rate.
The Thunder also posted a 24-run win earlier on Wednesday at Blacktown Oval, thanks to England’s Heather Knight’s all-round heroics in their match against the Perth Scorchers.
Knight (57) and Australia vice-captain Rachael Haynes (61 not out) shared a 108-run partnership, shifting momentum while marching their side from 3-22 to a total of 4-144.
In reply, the Scorchers were dismissed for 120, despite the best efforts of prized recruit Beth Mooney (61 off 49 balls).
Sammy-Jo Johnson (2-25) and Knight (2-29) snared two wickets each, while Sam Bates finished with the remarkably tidy figures of 3-9 from four overs.
Haynes was named player of the match. Her partnership with Knight came four days after they shared a club record stand of 122 runs against the Adelaide Strikers.