192 runs and 1 wicket – those are the stats from Ellyse Perry from the only Women’s Ashes Test that completed on Sunday, which saw Australia retain the Ashes after the match ended in a draw.
Perry has also scored 405 runs in the last two Ashes Test matches and been dismissed only once. If that doesn’t make her a superstar, I don’t know what will.
It has been no surprise to anyone following Australia’s tour to the UK just how incredible a tour Perry is having.
In the recently completed ODIS, Perry picked up 11 wickets, at the incredible average of 9.54, which included her best ever ODI bowling figures of 7-22 in the final ODI in Canterbury, while also scoring 72 runs at an average of 24 in the 3-match series.
She has the brilliant stat of scoring 329 runs in Test Cricket before being dismissed. The sad part about that was that it took almost two years to get those runs, as her previous Test century came against the same opponents in November 2017.
Women’s Cricket is a growing game, and is finally receiving the recognition it deserves, as was evidenced by the fact fellow Australian, Cathryn Fitzpatrick was, this month, inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.
Perry is paving the way for a new generation of female cricketers to broadcast their skills as she is undoubtedly, the best all-rounder in the female game at present.
It is simply fantastic to be able to witness a cricketer of her level showcase her ability to the world on the biggest stage imaginable, International Cricket.
The two teams will battle once more in 3 T20Is from July 26th.