Ellyse Perry has been one of the most consistent performers for Australian women’s cricket team.© Instagram
Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry on Saturday picked her 300th wicket in international cricket — across all three formats of the game. As a result, Perry is now the first woman cricketer to have achieved the double of 5,000 runs and 300 wickets in international cricket. The 30-year-old brought up the feat as she dismissed Pooja Vastrakar in the 143rd over of the ongoing pink-ball Test against India at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. In ODIs, Perry has 3,135 runs to her credit along with 152 wickets. While in the shortest format, the all-rounder has 1,243 runs along with 115 wickets.
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Having played some positive cricket on the first two days of the pink-ball Test, the Indian batters surprisingly went into the shell on the third morning as the Mithali Raj-led side went past the 350-run mark against Australia in the opening session.
At the dinner break, India’s score read 359/7 with Deepti Sharma (58*) unbeaten at the crease.
Ellyse Perry dismissed Pooja Vastrakar (13) off the third delivery of the 143rd over and that saw the umpires call for the dinner break.
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