Australia’s prolific Ellyse Perry, who was only the fourth woman to beat Ashe for centuries, said she had “really enjoyed” her innings.
Perry, who scored an unbeaten 217-hit at home in the previous Ashes series in 2017, prevailed in the running single test in Taunton against England again with a hundred opponents. The batsman scored a brilliant 116 from 281 balls and shared with Rachel Haynes, who missed a century in which Laura Marsh had her 87 times in front.
WHAT. A. PLAYER. 👏— ICC (@ICC) July 19, 2019
Ellyse Perry brings up her second Test hundred – and her second in consecutive innings 💯
She has now scored 313 runs since she was last dismissed in Test cricket 🤯#Ashes pic.twitter.com/XhtWH2ya8d
Both fighters helped to raise their side to a good sum, and after they were fired, Australia went for lunch at 341/5, but due to the continued rain, Day 2 saw no further action.
Perry believed her side was in a good position, but felt for her partner Haynes because she missed her hundred.
“It’s obviously gratifying to be in that position and it was a real pleasure to be with Rach and to further expand the partnership we have entered,” Perry said after the game. “I’m really disappointed with her that she has not quite reached the century because I think she really deserves it, but all in all, it was really fun to be out there.”
As Perry approached her century, the nervous nineties came on. “Rach was really amazing, she just wanted to get the single for me and we both thought we were a lot faster than us,” Perry said. “It was funny in some ways, it probably suited me to raise my hundred.”
After just two more game days and more than 300 runs on the board, Perry felt that Australia was in a good position to win the test.
“I think we are in a strong position and we still have a good opportunity and plenty of time to win if we are really good at bowling, but this is a big challenge for our bowling unit, and of course there is a small challenge , but I.” I think there is a place for the seam when we make the ball swing, as was sometimes the case in England, and that was menacing. I think that’s a really good opportunity for everyone.