Ellyse Perry plunders 59-ball hundred on return to the top

Ellyse Perry celebrates her century Getty Images

Ellyse Perry thumped a 59-ball hundred on the ground where she struck a Test double-century a year ago in a fantastic display of striking for Sydney Sixers in the WBBL at North Sydney Oval.

After a wide from Heather Graham brought the scores level, Perry crunched the next delivery straight down the ground to bring up three figures.

Perry had been moved down Australia's T20 batting order at the recent World T20 in the Caribbean amid concerns about her strike-rate and the fact the team had so many top-order options.

But given the chance to open the innings in the WBBL, alongside Alyssa Healy who was bowled for 2, Perry grabbed her opportunity with a display of wonderful clean hitting that included 14 fours and two sixes.

Perry's hundred was the second of this season's WBBL following Lizelle Lee's on the opening weekend of the competition.

Sixers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st8AJ HealyEA Perry
2nd80EA PerryA Gardner
3rd0EA BurnsEA Perry
4th13SJ McGlashanEA Perry
5th70EA PerryD van Niekerk