Australia star all-rounder Ellyse Perry smashed an unbeaten 213 against England to put her side in a strong position at North Sydney Oval, Sydney.
Well, the inaugural day-night Ashes Test will forever be linked with Perry after she scored the highest individual score by an Australian in Women’s Tests.
Perry’s incredible 213 not out broke the record of Karen Rolton, who made 209 not out against England at Leeds in 2001.
The 26-year-old brought up the record in style, launching a six over cow corner off teenage left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone to the roar of the buzzing North Sydney Oval crowd.
Australia declared at 9-448, and with a lead of 168 runs and just over one day’s play remaining a draw appears the likely result.
Fans present at the stadium and also on Twitter lauded Perry’s superb innings.
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
— cricket.com.au (@CricketAus) November 11, 2017
— Alex Blackwell (@AlexBlackwell2) November 11, 2017
Take a bow Ellyse Perry! What an innings! 💪🏼 #WomensAshes
— Holly Ferling (@Holly_Ferling) November 11, 2017
Witnessed a truly brilliant innings …well played Ellyse Perry #213*
— Charlotte Edwards (@C_Edwards23) November 11, 2017
It ticked all the boxes thus 💯. #WomensAshes test match, hometown, under pressure, a bestie up the other end, family here, against 🇬🇧. Ellyse Perry at her very stylish & game changing best. 👏🏽
— Mel 'MJ' Jones (@meljones_33) November 11, 2017
— Dane van Niekerk (@danevn81) November 11, 2017
— Shana Morgan (@shana_morgan) November 11, 2017
— Danielle Warby (@DanielleWarby) November 11, 2017
— Stephen Quartermain (@Quartermain10) November 11, 2017
Ellyse Perry, what a superstar!!
— Shermo (@BiggKat02) November 11, 2017
— Sports Sutra 🇮🇳 (@SpoSutra) November 11, 2017
— Brisbane Heat WBBL (@HeatWBBL) November 11, 2017
Ellyse Perry. Take a bow 👏🏻 #WomensAshes
— Manc Vs Food (@MancVsFood) November 11, 2017
— Ritwik Ghosh (@beingritwik) November 11, 2017
— Adam Coates (@adamcoates26) November 11, 2017
If Ellyse Perry isn’t careful, Lloyd Williams will buy her.#WomensAshes
— Greg Baum (@GregBaum) November 11, 2017
#womensashes There's not too many superlatives I can add re: Ellyse Perry but wow, that innings from her was something special.
— We Need a Sports News Fact Checker (@crowdiegal) November 11, 2017
Ellyse Perry, amazing. Such a role model and an bloody awesome batter #213 @SouthernStars
— Steph Hutchins (@stephhutch7) November 11, 2017
Too good to watch DOUBLE CENTURY! Unbelievable performance from Ellyse Perry!
— Its Nisar⚡ (@Its_Nisar) November 11, 2017
Ellyse Perry = GOAT
— Chris Avnell (@pureavgas) November 11, 2017
— H. Kaur (@Harneet02) November 11, 2017
Ellyse Perry is such a gun, what a player! #WomensAshes
— Emma Biggs (@elbiggs22) November 11, 2017
— The Cricket Times (@CricketTimesHQ) November 11, 2017