Ellyse Perry becomes the 2nd batsman to score 3,000 runs in Women’s Big Bash League

WBBL 2020: Sydney Sixers skipper Ellyse Perry becomes the 2nd batter to score 3,000 runs in the Women’s Big Bash League. Adelaide Strikers' Beth Mooney early did it on Saturday. Even his all-around performances throughout the tournament couldn't make her side to seal a spot to the finals of WBBL.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Nov 22, 2020 16:52 IST
Ellyse Perry becomes the 2nd batsman to score 3,000 runs in Women’s Big Bash League
Ellyse Perry completes 3000 runs in WBBL

WBBL 2020: Sydney Sixers Women's skipper Ellyse Perry’s transformation into a perfect all-rounder has put her on top of many lists not only in Women’s cricket but also in the respective format in Men’s cricket as well. Sydney Sixers Women skipper Ellyse Perry managed to claim a record of her own, become the second batsman in WBBL history to achieve this feat of score 3,000 runs. Both Perry and Healy tries to dig out hard even when the Sixers went into today's WBBL match with minimal chances of making the final.

As her team, Sydney Sixers Women (SYS-W) have missed out on the Women's Big Bash League finals berth for the second year in a row despite a record-breaking century from Alyssa Healy in a victory over the Melbourne Stars Women at North Sydney Oval on Sunday.

Interestingly, Ellyse Perry also completes 3000 runs and 150 wickets in the ODI format and became the 1st woman to accomplish the feat. Perry achieved the feat during the ODI series against Sri Lanka Women last year.

Perth Scorchers Women star batsman Beth Mooney became the first to pass this milestone on Saturday when she scored a well-made 60 off 48 balls but couldn't win his side against the Adelaide Strikers Women on Nov 22. Even though the PRS-W seal their spots into the WBBL finals. Now, Perth Scorchers Women will take on Melbourne Stars Women on November 25, 2020, at 1:40 PM according to IST at North Sydney Oval, Sydney.

Also Read: Alyssa Healy's record-breaking ton not enough for Sixers to earn WBBL semis berth

The Australian opener Beth Mooney played a key role in Brisbane Heat's title triumph last season, winning the 'Player of the Match' in the epic final after scoring a blitz half-century. She has named 'Player of the Tournament' at the ICC T20 World Cup earlier this year. She remains the second-highest run-scorer in the WBBL, with 2576 runs at a strike-rate of 122.6.

Sydney Sixers fined $25000 for 'admin' error

WBBL franchise Sydney Sixers were fined $25,000, of which $15,000 is suspended for 12 months due to an administrative error that saw fast bowler Hayley Silver-Holmes named on the team sheet to play against Melbourne Renegades Women on Saturday despite not being part of the primary squad of 15 in the ongoing edition of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020.

Sean Carroll, CA’s Head of Integrity and Security, said: “This breach by the Sydney Sixers, while serious in nature, had a reduced impact due to the club’s actions during last night’s game. As such, we support the findings of Alan Sullivan QC, including the suspension of $15,000 of the $25,000 fine imposed.”