Ellyse Perry has been in staggering form of late as she continues to put up remarkable performances against arch-rivals England. She struck yet another sublime innings in Australia’s comfortable 7-wicket win in the second T20I.
Perry contributed with an unbeaten 47 and in the process, became the first ever player – men and women’s cricket – to register the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in T20 internationals. Her fantastic achievement is now a tale of the record books as Australia perpetuated their dominance in the Women’s Ashes, leading the series 12-2 on points.
The closest cricketer to reaching the milestone before Perry was Shahid Afridi, who finished his T20I career with 98 wickets and 1416 runs. Perry’s splendid all-round skills has been the main reason behind Australia’s continued success across all formats.