One of the best players in women’s cricket, Ellyse Perry’s unbelievable streak has finally come to an end. Yes, she has finally been dismissed in Test cricket after a duration of 3 years, 11 months and 6 days. In this span, Perry also managed to score an astonishing 329 runs during which she faced 655 deliveries.
In the one-off women’s Ashes Test played between England and Australia in Taunton, Laura Marsh managed to accomplish what no one had for almost 4 years. After scoring a brilliant 116 in 281 deliveries in the first innings, Perry was caught by Heather Knight off the bowling of Marsh.
Before this dismissal, Perry last lost her wicket in a Test match against the same opposition on August 11, 2015. Prior to this match, Perry had last played Test cricket in 2017. During that game against England, Perry played a mammoth knock of 213* in Sydney.
The 28-year all-rounder so far in her short Test career has played 7 matches. She has 2 centuries to her name along with 30 wickets as well.
There is a sparsity of women’s Test cricket played around the globe, with the occasions few and far between. The one-off Test between England and Australia has generated big excitement around the world, with the hope that it will spur the growth of the longest format in the women’s game.