Adelaide Strikers 6 for 142 (Penna 39*) beat Sydney Sixers 8 for 139 (Burns 71, Brown 3-17, Barsby 3-32)
Perry, playing her 100th match, got hammered for 0 for 34 off three overs as the Strikers posted a competitive 6 for 142.
In reply, Sixers looked dead and buried at 6 for 102 after 17 overs, needing 41 runs off the last 18 balls to secure victory.
Burns cracked two sixes off the final Jemma Barsby over to make the equation four runs required off two balls. Barsby (3-32) then delivered a juicy full toss that should have been put away for four or six, but Burns mistimed her shot and was caught in the deep.
Perry was bowled by Brown for a golden duck during the run chase, and the result saw Sixers slip to a 3-1 record.
Adelaide thumped 56 runs off the final three overs, with Perry’s third over – the 19th of the innings – going for 18 runs.