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Ellyse Perry Makes WPL History with First 6-Fer

Star Australian all-rounder and RCB player Ellyse Perry created history during the crucial 19th match at the WPL 2024, where she became the first bowler to record a six-wicket haul in WPL history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 14.03.2024
Ellyse Perry became the first bowler to record a six-wicket haul in WPL history.

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Summary:

  • Ellyse Perry made history in the WPL 2024, securing the first six-wicket haul in the league's history.

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore Women clinched third place in the WPL final points table, propelled by Perry's stellar performance.

  • Perry's remarkable figures of 4-0-15-6 against Mumbai Indians Women set a new benchmark in the tournament.

Star Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry created history during the crucial 19th match at the WPL 2024, where she became the first bowler in WPL history to record a six-wicket haul. Her incredible all-round performances helped Royal Challengers Bangalore Women to book third place in the final WPL 2024 points table and advance to the Eliminator of the competition.


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It was the key must-win game for Royal Challengers Bangalore Women to book third place in the WPL 2024 final points table. While they faced the defending champions Mumbai Indians Women in that important WPL 2024 match, where Mumbai Indian Women previously beat them by seven wickets in this tournament, RCB Women bossed in the 19th game at the WPL 2024, thanks to Ellyse Perry’s all-round performances.


Ellyse Perry recorded the best bowling figures in the WPL history

After RCB Women chose to bowl first, they bundled out Mumbai Indians Women for only 113 runs in 19 overs. Ellyse Perry bagged six wickets in that innings as she completed with the incredible bowling figures 4-0-15-6.


Although the right-arm fast-medium bowler Perry started the game with a wicketless over, she took two wickets in each of her next three overs to record six wickets. It was the first six-wicket haul in WPL history as Perry shined with the record-breaking bowling figures in the tournament history.


Perry became the second bowler, after Asha Sobhana, to record a five-wicket haul in the ongoing WPL 2024. Meanwhile, the Aussie cricketer became the fifth bowler to claim a five-wicket haul in the WPL history.


Ellyse Perry’s six victims (vs Mumbai Indians Women) during the 19th match at the WPL 2024

Sajeevan Sajana (b Perry) — 30

Harmanpreet Kaur (b Perry) — 0

Amelia Kerr (lbw b Perry) — 2

Amanjot Kaur (b Perry) — 4

Pooja Vastrakar (b Perry) — 6

Nat Sciver-Brunt (lbw b Perry) — 10


Best bowling figures in WPL history (Top 5)

Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Ellyse Perry (Royal Challengers Bangalore Women)

4-0-15-6

Mumbai Indians Women

Delhi

12 March 2024

Marizanne Kapp (Delhi Capitals Women)

4-0-15-5

Gujarat Gants Women

DY Patil

11 March 2023

Sobhana Asha (Royal Challengers Bangalore Women)

4-0-22-5

UP Warriorz Women

Bengaluru

24 February 2024

Tara Norris

(Delhi Capitals Women)

4-0-29-5

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women

Brabourne

5 March 2023

Kim Garth (Gujarat Giants Women)

4-0-36-5

UP Warriorz Women

DY Patil

5 March 2023

(Updated as of 12 March 2024)


RCB Women won by seven wickets, thanks to Ellyse Perry’s 40 not out


Later, in chasing, RCB Women were once struggling at 39/3. However, with the wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh, Ellyse Perry set up a fine 76-run partnership for the unbroken fourth wicket and successfully chased the target in 15 overs.


While Ghosh scored 36 not out in 28 balls (four fours and two sixes), Perry finished the game with 40 not out in 38 balls (five fours and one six).

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