Video: Ellyse Perry makes a world-class effort to save a six at the boundary rope
Australian woman cricketer Ellyse Perry has a massive fan-following on social media platforms. The 30-year-old who has represented Australia in cricket and in association football stunned the cricket fraternity by making a jaw-dropping effort during the second One-Day International match against New Zealand women.
The match took place at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui and Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry showcased a terrific fielding effort and almost pulled off a sensational catch. But she wasn’t ready to take full risk as she decided to save a certain six for her side. Her fantastic fielding effort was the talking point on social media.
Ellyse Perry makes a mesmerizing effort near the boundary rope
Ellyse Perry maybe 30 years old but she doesn’t shy away from making any world-class effort if need be. The incident happened during the 37th over of New Zealand women’s batting in the run-chase bowled by Aussie spinner George Wareham. She delivered a tossed up ball to opposition batswoman Maddy Green.
At that time, New Zealand women were stuttering at 166/5. With the team demanding a lot of work rate in the run-chase, Green decided to free her arms as she shimmied down the track in an attempt to hit a six. She thumped the ball towards the long-on region for a maximum but little did she know that Ellyse Perry was already fielding in the long-on.
Although at once it looked like that while leather was easily travelling over the boundary rope. Nonetheless, Ellyse Perry timed her jump to perfection as she single-handedly grabbed the ball at the right moment. But before she could land beyond the boundary rope, she immediately threw the ball on the ground and saved a certain six for Australia women.
Talking about the game, Australia women posted 271/7 in their quota of 50 overs. Meg Lanning’s side defended the target quite successfully and won the game by 71 runs to win the series by 2-0. New Zealand were bowled out for 200 Amelia Kerr top-scored with 47 off 70 balls.
Australia woman opener Rachael Haynes was named the player of the match for her fantastic 87 off 105 balls. She smashed as many as 8 boundaries. Apart from her, wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy and captain Lanning hit 44 and 49 runs respectively. With this memorable win, the Australian women team continued their 23-run winning streak in ODIs.