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Stats: Ellyse Perry completes the double of 3000 runs and 150 wickets in ODI cricket

Ellyse Perry achieved the feat during the first ODI against Sri Lanka Women.

Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Ellyse Perry’s transformation into a perfect all-rounder has put her on top of many lists not only in Women’s cricket but also in the respective format in Men’s cricket. Perry’s batting prowess is on display since the start of 2014. Her role was limited to No.6 and below until 2013 in the ODI format. But while batting at No.5 and No.6 in 2014, the all-rounder smashed six fifties in only seven innings. Till 2013, Perry scored only one fifty in 37 ODI innings but 28 since then from only 51 innings.

Perry scored two centuries in this format, both in 2019 and is averaging 74.6 since the start of 2014 which helped to raise her ODI average past 50. In the same period, Perry’s bowling numbers were the same as her first six years. She bagged 72 wickets from 53 ODIs since 2014 while the record was 79 wickets from 57 ODI matches before moving up the order. During the recent Caribbean tour, Perry completed 150 ODI wickets and became the 3rd Woman with this milestone.

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Ellyse Perry in ODI cricket:

Ellyse Perry needed 37, 33 and 39 matches respectively for every 50 ODI wickets. She also completed 3000 runs in this format on Saturday in the first ODI against Sri Lanka. The all-rounder needed 65 matches for 1000 ODI runs but only 45 for the next 2000. In this process, Ellyse Perry completed the double of 3000 runs and 150 wickets in the ODI format and became the 1st woman to accomplish the feat.

Australia’s wonder woman got to this double in only 110 matches which are less than all the 19 players in Men’s ODI cricket who got 3000+ runs and 150+ wickets. The fastest in the Men’s ODI cricket to this double is Shakib Al Hasan in 119 matches; nine more than what Perry required.

She could have completed this double a game earlier. In the final ODI against West Indies last month, Ellyse Perry was stranded on 2998 ODI runs when Australia Women reached the target.

Quickest to the double of 3000+ runs and 150+ wickets in ODI cricket: (Men/Women)

(Stats as on October 6, 2019)

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