Rain cut short day two of the ashes test between england and australia, but Ellyse perry still had time to hit back-to-back test hundreds.
Betty Wilson, Enid Bakewell, and Claire Taylor, Ellyse Perry, are now back to the ashes.
The Australia No. 4 started the day on 84 and it was 54 minutes before she took off her helmet. Perry got off the mark with a gorgeous backfoot punch that pierced the england fielders at extra cover and cover. Her next boundary was probably even better as she drove Nat Sciver through mid-on to move to 95.
At the other end was Rachel Haynes and her innings was no less impressive. Alongside Perry saw the opening burst from Katherine Brunt and Anya Shubsole. England skipper Heather Knight looking to change bowlers and sciver found more movement than the openers.
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
Haynes was lucky when she dug a sciver short ball straight to Sophie Ecclestone on the square leg so the spinner could drop a direct chance with the left arm.
When Perry reached her century, she wanted to go up a gear and knock Laura Marsh overboard for a four. An over later pulled the off-spinner for another limit. Marsh had the last laugh as Perry scored a full throw straight into the middle of the wicket and made Knight a comfortable catch.
Four overs later, Marsh had her second wicket, Haynes opting for lbw, though reruns indicated the ball had brushed her glove as she tried to sweep the England nut.
Perry and Haynes added 162 for the fourth wicket and as there are two more days left to play it is likely that the Ashes will stay in Australia.
Australia went into lunch break with 341/5, Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen the unbeaten fighters. Unfortunately, during the lunch break rain began and although the game was postponed several times, the players could not get off to continue the action.