Australia Women completed the whitewash over England Women in the 3-match ODI series part of the Women’s Ashes as Ellyse Perry ran through the home team’s batting with her career-best performance. Run-a-ball fifties from Alyssa Healy (68) and Meg Lanning (69) put the Southern Stars towards a big total before England Women pulled the things back by restricting them to 269/7.
Perry continued her good form striking in the very first over and never allowed the opposition to settle down. Across two spells, Perry recorded figures of 7/22 with four maidens in her 10 overs. England Women were six down for 21 by the 9th over and eventually bowled out for 75 in the 33rd over. England need to win the remaining three T20Is and one-off Test to regain the Women’s Ashes.
Here are the stats and records that Ellyse Perry and Australia Women created in Canterbury:
1 – Ellyse Perry’s bowling figures of 7/22 are now the best by an Australian in Women’s ODIs. She bettered Shelley Nitschke’s figures of 7/24 also against England Women during the 2005 Kidderminster ODI. Perry’s figures are overall the 4th best in Women’s ODI history and the 2nd best among pace bowlers as England’s left-arm pacer Jo Chamberlain took 7/8 in the 1991 Haarlem ODI against Denmark.
2 – Perry became only the 2nd player in Women’s cricket to take a 6-wicket haul in both Test and ODI formats. Leg-spinner Jackie Lord of New Zealand was the first Woman with a 6-wicket haul in both Tests and ODIs.
3 – She is only the 3rd player in the history of ODI cricket (Men/Women) to score a century and bag a 7-wicket haul. Another Australian Woman Shelley Nitschke completed this double when she scored her lone ODI ton in 2010 while the 7-wicket haul was recorded in 2005. In Men’s cricket, Shahid Afridi achieved this feat when he took 7/12 against the Windies in 2013 after scoring six centuries in this format.
3 – This was Perry’s 3rd 5-fer in ODIs which makes her the 6th player to take three or more 5-wicket hauls in Women’s ODI cricket. She is the 2nd Australian Woman with three or more 5-fers after Cathryn Fitzpatrick (4).
9 – England’s top five aggregated nine runs in this game; the 2nd fewest by them in a Women’s ODI. Their top five collectively scored only eight runs in the 2005 Silchar ODI against India Women. Overall, this is only the 10th instance in Women’s ODI cricket where the top five scored less than ten runs collectively in an innings.
11 – Perry’s 11 wickets in this series are the joint 2nd most by any bowler in a 3-match bilateral Women’s ODI series. Deepti Sharma claimed 12 wickets against Sri Lanka in the 2016 home series while Stafanie Taylor also had 11 wickets during 3-match home series against New Zealand in 2013.
75 – England Women’s total of 75 in this game is their 3rd lowest total in ODI format. India Women bundled them for just 50 runs in the 2005 Silchar ODI. During the 2001 ODI in Reading, the English Women were bowled out for 60 runs by Ireland.
194 – England Women’s 194-run defeat in this game is their 2nd biggest ODI defeat in terms of runs. They lost by 220 runs also against Southern Stars during the Newcastle ODI in 2000 when they were bowled out for 79 while chasing 300.
2002 – The last instance when England Women got whitewashed in an ODI series was during the 5-match series in 2002 against India Women in India. The English Women’s last whitewash in an ODI series at home was also against Australia in 2001.
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