The Breakers, strengthened by the inclusion of Australian players Ellyse Perry, Alex Blackwell, Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy, defeated the Meteors by 97 runs at Murdoch University, Perth on Sunday.

NSW skipper Alex Blackwell won the toss and elected to bat, which looked like working in the Meteors favour with some early top-order wickets.

A catch in the outfield by Emily Leys gave spinner Sam Bates the wicket of Rachael Haynes in just the first over of the day.

Marizanne Kapp followed up with the scalp of Alyssa Healy, who was coming off an unbeaten 99 runs and player of the match honours against WA on Saturday. The wickets of Alex Blackwell and Nicola Carey fell shortly after, leaving NSW panicking at 4-27 in the ninth over.

Ellyse Perry became the hero of the day however, finishing the innings with 127 off just 120 balls and leaving NSW with a respectable innings total of 246. Kapp was the pick of the ACT bowlers, finishing with 4-24 off her ten overs.

Katie Mack and Hayley Jensen came in to open the batting for the ACT, but Katie Mack faltered on the second delivery of the innings, with a shot to gully caught by Sarah Aley.

There weren’t too many positive from then on, with a steady fall of wickets leaving ACT 7-73 in the 19th over and any hopes of a fairy-tale victory gone.

Erica Kershaw showed grit to finish the innings 36 not out with ACT bowled out for 149 with seven overs remaining.

The Meteors will play Western Fury tomorrow from 1.00pm AEST at Murdoch University, Perth to close out Round 2. 

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