Australian fast bowler leads her side to victory, in a comprehensive 144-run win at the Women’s World Cup.
The new ‘golden girl’ of Australian sport Ellyse Perry, was instrumental in her side’s demolition of the West Indies during the World Cup Final in Mumbai.
With Australia mounting an impressive total of 259-7 in their 50 overs, Perry than ran through the West Indian top order. She claimed wickets in each of her first three overs, reducing her opponents to 41-3.
The 22-year-old eventually finished with figures of 3-19 from her 10 overs, with Megan Schutt, Lisa Sthalekar and Erin Osborne also taking two wickets apiece.
It was a resounding victory for Australia, who have now won a record six World Cups in Women’s international cricket. It was also Perry’s first return since missing the last three matches with an ankle injury.
The pace bowler is being praised by many in the cricket press and rightly so, as her excellent bowling was coupled with an unbeaten 25 with the bat, with Perry and Josie Fields putting on 50 runs for Australia.
The Australians also won the Twenty20 World Cup last October and hold the Ashes – a title they will defend against England this August. It is the first time the women’s international side have held all three titles simultaneously.
Ellyse Perry’s performances have made her become one of the most famous women in Australia, due to the fact that she plays international football as well as being the ace up the sleeve in cricket.
Statistics taken from ESPN.