Ellyse Perry becomes most capped woman cricketer in T20Is
Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry on Sunday became the most capped player in the history of women’s T20Is.
The 29-year old has appeared in 113 matches of the shortest format during the ongoing women’s tri-series’ game against India surpassing New Zealand’s Suzie Bates’ record of playing 112 matches.
In the particular match, Perry displayed an all-round show to help Australia win the match. With the bat she produced 49 runs guiding Aussies to chase down 104 runs easily. Prior to that, Perry scalped four wickets.
She also became the first woman player to complete 1,000 runs and take 100 wickets in the shortest format of the game.
Chasing 104, Australia, at one stage were reduced to 30/3 in the sixth over. Alyssa Healy (1), Beth Mooney (6) and Ashleigh Gardner (22) all failed to contribute but Ellyse Perry and Rachael Haynes reconstructed the innings for Australia putting on 22 runs in the fourth wicket.
In the tenth over, Arundhati Reddy sent Haynes (9) making Australia 52 for 4. In the fifth wicket partnership, Jess Jonassen and Perry put on 30 runs.
When Aussies required 22 runs from 34 balls, they lost the wicket of Jonassen (6) off the bowling of Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
Perry, scored 49, was also dismissed when the team was in short of five runs but that could not put hold on Australia’s win.