Ellyse Perry 71 and 31, 3/41 and 5/38 vs England in Perth, 2014
Ellyse Perry headlined in the only Test of the multi-format Ashes Down Under. Bowling first, Perry led the charge along with her new ball partner, Rene Farrell. The duo shared seven wickets, with Perry accounting for three England batters.
This helped restrict the tourists to 201, but they struck back with the ball and reduced Australia to 37/5. Coming in at number 7, Perry fought back with a sturdy 71, hitting 10 fours in her knock to take the Aussies to a slender lead.
However, Perry’s best in the game came in the third innings. She picked up her first five-wicket haul (5/38) even as England were bundled out for 190.
While England regrouped in the fourth innings and struck back with the ball, Perry showed her excellence once more, being the highest run-getter for Australia with a resilient 31. Though the hosts lost the Test, Perry won the Player of the Match award for her fine performances throughout the game.