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Women’s Ashes: Australia’s Ellyse Perry stuns England with double century

• Women’s Ashes Test day three: England 280 & 40-0; Australia 448-9
• Perry hits 213 not out at North Sydney Oval

When this series rolled around four years ago, Ellyse Perry was already a fully-fledged superstar. As a strike bowler, she played defining hands capturing Australia three global titles. In one of those, she won the final on a broken ankle. At the same time, she was a first-choice member of Australia’s football team, scoring a World Cup wonder goal. As the youngest to represent the nation in both sports, she was the face of them too.

But in compiling an astonishing unbeaten 213 in the Women’s Ashes Test, she confirmed her standing as a cross-generational freak and the best all-rounder in world cricket. Perry forced England into virtual submission across 166 gruelling overs, leaving them with the task of holding on for a draw after Australia declared on 448 for nine in response to England’s 280.

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