In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Ellyse Perry, the talented Australian all-rounder, came agonizingly close to scoring a century in the 2023 Womens Ashes Test. On the first day of the match, Perry, batting at 99, attempted a square drive against the debutant right-arm pacer Lauren Filer’s wide delivery. Unfortunately, the ball found its way directly into the hands of Nat Sciver-Brunt at gully, resulting in Perry’s dismissal just one run short of her century. It was a moment of both disappointment and admiration for Perry’s valiant effort.
Check out this video capturing the dismissal in action:
In the preceding delivery, Ellyse Perry attempted a similar shot, aiming to place the ball behind the slips. However, she couldn’t keep it down, narrowly clearing Sciver-Brunt at the same spot, resulting in a boundary.
Following her dismissal, Perry received a warm round of applause and a standing ovation from the crowd at Trent Bridge. Her impressive innings comprised of 15 fours and was played at a commendable strike rate of 64.71.
22-year-old Filer showcased her talent by claiming two vital wickets, including Perry’s. Her well-executed outswingers troubled both Perry and Mooney, leading to their dismissals. Mooney fell victim to a similar plan, lacking footwork and edging the ball to a brilliant catch by Kate Cross at gully. Filer’s remarkable performance earned her maiden Test wicket and proved her effectiveness as a bowler.
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Australia concluded the day’s play with a total of 328 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Annabel Sutherland showcased a resilient performance, scoring 39 runs off 71 deliveries, while Alana King provided support with 7 runs off 11 balls.
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Perry’s exceptional performance continues to shine against long-standing rivals England, adding another remarkable milestone to her record. Notably, this was her third half-century achieved against the formidable English team.
Prior to this Test, the 32-year-old had an impressive record of 683 runs from nine Tests at an average of 68.30, which included two centuries. Additionally, she has proven to be a vital asset with her medium-paced bowling, having taken 35 wickets against the hosts at an average of 18.54. Her contributions with both bat and ball will be crucial as England takes the field.
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