Sixers seal top spot in Geelong
Sixers and Renegades to meet again in next weekend's semi-final after Ellyse Perry's team triumphed in Geelong
13 January 2019, 05:37 PM AEST
Ellyse Perry has continued her incredible Rebel WBBL season to help Sydney Sixers secure the minor premiership with a 29-run victory over Melbourne Renegades.
Perry on Sunday became the first Big Bash player - male or female - to reach 2000 runs as she plundered 67 not out at Geelong's GMHBA Stadium.
Sydney posted 2-136 from their 20 overs before restricting the Renegades to 8-107 in reply, with Perry also snaring 1-10.
The two sides will meet in a semi-final rematch at Sydney's Drummoyne Oval next Saturday, with the winner to face either Sydney Thunder or Brisbane Heat in the January 26 decider.
Superstar allrounder Perry was slow to get off the mark but went on to smash three sixes, carrying her bat for the fifth time this season.
"She's had an exceptional season," said Sixers batter Erin Burns, who was named player of the match for her 53 not out.
"She's obviously someone who's hitting the ball exceptionally well and then (batting together), her temperament out there is something where you can really get that energy and run with that.
"This season I've had a little bit more time batting with her throughout different innings. I've really felt like it's helped my game as well."
The Sixers will wrap up the WBBL season on Monday with a dead-rubber clash against Melbourne Stars at the MCG.