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Women's Ashes: Top 5 bowling spells in the history of Tests

In this article, we look at the top 5 bowling spells in the history of Women's Ashes Tests

By Darvesh Bhola

Updated - Jun 29, 2023, 18:45 IST

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The Ashes is one of the oldest and most prestigious rivalries in international cricket. While it is predominantly associated with men's cricket, the Women's Ashes series has gained significant recognition and popularity over the years. It serves as a beacon of hope, empowering women to break down barriers, challenge stereotypes, and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.

The Women's Ashes Test is a prestigious cricketing event that showcases the best of women's cricket between two powerhouses, Australia and England. The Women’s Ashes Test transcends the boundaries of sport and becomes a catalyst for change, inspiring generations of female cricketers worldwide. The Ashes was born symbolizing the enduring rivalry between these two cricketing nations.

As we witness the battles unfold on the cricket field, we are reminded of the immense progress women’s cricket has made, with players showcasing their exceptional talent, commitment, and passion for the sport. In this article, we will explore the five best bowling spells in Women's Ashes Test history.

5. Ellyse Perry - 7/22 (First Innings), 4/31 (Second Innings) in 2017

Ellyse Perry. (Photo Source: Twitter)

On November 9, 2017, in the opening Test match of the Women's Ashes series, Ellyse Perry delivered a spellbinding performance with the ball. With her swing, seam movement, and impeccable line, she weaved a web that left the English batters struggling to find their footing. She displayed a terrific bowling performance in both the innings for her side.

Perry's figures of 7/22 in the first innings were remarkable, as she dismantled the English batting lineup with clinical precision. Her mastery over swing and seam ensured that she constantly challenged the edges of the bats and induced numerous false shots. She dismantled the batting unit of England, and restricted them to a low total.

Perry's second-innings figures of 4/31 highlighted her control and resilience, as she continuously troubled the English lineup, picking up crucial wickets and snuffing out any chances of a comeback. Perry showcased her ability to generate pace, swing, and accuracy, consistently challenging the English batters and leaving them in disarray.

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