Watch: Ellyse Perry produced a stunning piece of fielding on the boundary to prevent a six in Australia’s win in the second ODI against New Zealand – their 23rd consecutive victory in the format.
Fielding at long-on, New Zealand batter Maddy Green looked to clear Perry off the bowling of Georgia Wareham with the White Ferns needing well over a run a ball in their run chase.
Initially, it looked like Green’s lofted drive would be rewarded with a six but Perry leapt into the air, taking the ball with both feet off the ground, and despite her momentum taking her over the boundary rope, delivered a strong, instinctive throw to prevent the boundary, restricting Green to just two runs.
In the end, Australia sealed a comfortable 71-run victory. Rachael Haynes was the Player of the Match for her 87 at the top of the order, a score that helped Australia to a total of 271-7 off their 50 overs. Regular wickets in the New Zealand run chase prevented the hosts from seriously challenging the Australia score.
You can watch Perry’s brilliant piece of fielding below. If the video does not work, you can watch the action here.
Stop it, @EllysePerry! 🤯
Is there anything in the cricket world that she cannot do?! 💫
Best female player in the world right now? 🤔
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) April 7, 2021