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Ellyse Perry becomes third women cricketer to claim 150 ODI wickets

28-year old Perry completed the feat in the third ODI against West Indies dismissing Reniece Boyce in her first over.

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Ellyse Perry becomes third women cricketer to claim 150 ODI wickets
Perry achieved the feat in her 109th match. Photo: Women's Criczone

Ellyse Perry became the third cricketer in the history of women’s cricket to reach into the milestone of 150 wickets in one-day international cricket.

She achieved the feat in her 109th match and 107th innings.

All-rounder Ellyse is now behind the highest wicket-taker Jhulan Goswami (218 Wickets) and Australia’s Cathryn Fitzpatrick (180 Wickets).

Fitzpatrick took 91 Innings to achieve the 150 wicket milestone while Jhulan Goswami took 128 Innings.

The 28-year old completed the feat in the third ODI against West Indies as she dismissed Reniece Boyce in her first over. She returned with the figure of 1-18 in her five overs. Perry thus became the second-fastest to reach the 150 wickets.

“I just sleep with it next to me, and it’s a really good spooning partner at night, we’re pretty close, my bat and I,” Perry kidded after she led Australia to a 151-run win against West Indies.

“Every now and then, I need to do some running repairs, and I’ve been trying to find something to make my bat a little bit lighter, which I haven’t been able to do. So I take it home and never do anything with it in the end,” she said in an interview to ICC News.

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards once said Perry was an unbelievable batsman.

“You knew then she’d become an unbelievable batter, she was mainly a bowler in my career and now we see what an unbelievable all-rounder she is and the greatest female player we’re ever going to see.

“In one skill alone, in terms of bowling or batting she’d be a great. And she’s getting better and better with age, she’s only 28, it’s quite scary really to think what she can achieve in the next few years,” Charlotte added.

Perry made her debut for both the Australian cricket and the Australia women’s national soccer team at the age of 16.

In 2007 Perry played her first cricket international match. According to reports, Perry is the youngest person to represent Australia in cricket and the first Australian to have appeared in both football and cricket World Cups.

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