Ellyse Perry's magnificent double: first cricketer to clock 100 wickets and 1000 runs in T20
By Asiaville Desk • 29/07/2019 at 11:28AM
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry has become the first cricketer in the world -- man or woman -- to take 100 wickets and score 1000 runs in T20 matches
Australia women's cricket all-rounder Ellyse Perry has become the first player to take 100 wickets and score 1000 runs in T-20 cricket.
Perry finished the T20 match on Sunday with a win against England. This was her 104th match. Perry is the first player to achieve this record in cricket.
Perry played an unbeaten 47 not out in the match; while bowling, she took 1 for 17. She played an important role in Australia winning by seven wickets.
With this, Australia won the three-match T-20 series. In the first match played at Chelmsford, Australia won by 93 runs. The final match of this series will be played in Bristol on July 31.
After the match, Perry said, "Getting the record is great. But I did not think about it. I believe that at the international level, we play T-20 cricket equal to men. I have played a lot of matches. When someone plays more than 100 matches, you get to such records. That is probably the reason behind this. "
Perry took her 100th wicket in T20 against England in November last year. She completed the 1000th run on Sunday.
Earlier, former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi could not quite get to this figure. In T20, he has 1498 runs and 98 wickets to his name.
Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan has a chance to join Perry. Shakib Al Hasan has 1471 runs and 88 wickets in T20 games. The records seem to be tumbling for this Australian cricketer.