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Ellyse Perry strikes again to steal thunder in Sydney derby

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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.

All-round excellence: Ellyse Perry reacts to taking the wicket of the Thunder's Alex Blackwell.

All-round excellence: Ellyse Perry reacts to taking the wicket of the Thunder's Alex Blackwell.Credit:AAP

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.

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Too strong: Perry takes on the Thunder attack at North Sydney Oval.

Too strong: Perry takes on the Thunder attack at North Sydney Oval.Credit:AAP

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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Ellyse Perry strikes again to steal thunder in Sydney derby

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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.

All-round excellence: Ellyse Perry reacts to taking the wicket of the Thunder's Alex Blackwell.

All-round excellence: Ellyse Perry reacts to taking the wicket of the Thunder's Alex Blackwell.Credit:AAP

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.

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Too strong: Perry takes on the Thunder attack at North Sydney Oval.

Too strong: Perry takes on the Thunder attack at North Sydney Oval.Credit:AAP

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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