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