Ellyse Perry raised the bat yet again. Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
Ellyse Perry raised the bat yet again. Photo: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

‘Unbelievable innings’: Perry scores second century of season

IF YOU were asked to name the most in-form batter in world cricket at the moment, you'd probably throw up India's Virat Kohli or New Zealand's Kane Williamson.

But Australian star Ellyse Perry is in the form of her life, after yet another dominant Women's Big Bash League performance.

Just three days after Brisbane Heat's Grace Harris plundered the fastest ever WBBL century, her second WBBL T20 hundred of her career, Perry joined the exclusive club whacking 103 not out from 64 balls.

The feat was made even better by the fact it was her second of the season, having passed three figures earlier this month.

No player in WBBL history has made more runs than Perry, who was the competition's leading run scorer in WBBL|03.

Perry's knock helped the Sixers reach 3-166 from their 20 overs, a score which was never really threatened by the Heat during their run chase.

Perry's scoreline suggests she is in the best form of her life, peeling off scores of 58, 102 not out, 74 not out, 10, 72 not out and now 103 not out in the WBBL so far this summer.

With two overs to go, Perry was a fair way off reaching the three figures mark, but 41 runs from 12 deliveries got her to  the mark off the final ball of the innings as she swept Jess Jonassen past fine leg to the boundary.

Perry struck 10 boundaries and five sixes, taking her tally of runs to 419 for the tournament - having only been dismissed twice.