Australia’s Ellyse Perry surpasses Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson

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Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry had an amazing ICC World Cup 2017 so far. She has been in supreme form and scored 366 runs in 7 games at an average of more than 91.

Perry has scored five consecutive half centuries in the tournament so far, which she has done for the record third time.

Before completing her five back-to-back fifties in the ongoing World Cup, Perry had compiled another series of five-straight half-centuries, first of which came against Sri Lanka in Colombo before compiling 50-plus scores in each of the four matches she played against South Africa.

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Altogether, she completed her streak of three consecutive half-centuries during a match against South Africa, becoming the first player in ODI history, male or female, to achieve the feat.

In the men’s game, current Indian skipper Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have been able to add two instances of the same feat to their names and so have the former England women’s team skipper Charlotte Edwards.

And with two matches left in the tournament, Perry even has the all-time women’s record held by Indian captain Mithali Raj (seven consecutive fifties) in her sights. For the record, the overall mark is the nine straight fifties scored by Pakistan’s Javed Miandad in 1987.

This article was first published on WomenCricket.com.
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