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Ellyse Perry becomes first player in WPL history to bag six-wicket haul

Ellyse Perry becomes first player in WPL history to bag six-wicket haul
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The Royal Challengers Bangalore women’s team is on the cusp of securing a playoff spot in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024, thanks to a phenomenal performance by Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry. In a crucial encounter against the Mumbai Indians Women, Perry single-handedly dismantled their batting line-up, taking a record-breaking six wickets for just 15 runs in her four overs.

With the match still ongoing at the time of writing, a win for RCB would confirm their place in the WPL playoffs. Perry’s spell was nothing short of devastating. She struck early, removing the dangerous opener, Sajeevan Sanjana, who had started to build a strong foundation for Mumbai. Sanjana’s dismissal for 30 runs proved to be a turning point in the match.

Perry went on to wreak havoc on the MI batting order, dismissing key players one after another. Her victims included Nat Sciver-Brunt, the experienced Indian batter Harmanpreet Kaur, the explosive Amelia Kerr, Amanjot Kaur, and the dependable Pooja Vastrakar.

This remarkable feat makes Perry the first player in WPL history to achieve a six-wicket haul. Interestingly, her spell mirrors the performances of Alzarri Joseph, Sohail Tanvir, and Adam Zampa in the concluded men’s IPL season – the only other bowlers who managed six wickets in a single innings. Perry is now the fourth player overall (considering both men’s and women’s IPL) to achieve this feat.

With her exceptional bowling performance, Perry has not only put RCB Women in a commanding position but has also etched her name in WPL history. The cricketing world awaits the final result of the match, but one thing is certain – Perry’s six-wicket haul will be remembered as a defining moment in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League.

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