The Australian team was batting in its first innings on Saturday in the four-day Test match of women’s Ashes series in the Oval ground in Sydney.
The batsman Alice Perry was standing at non-striking end and her personal score reached 193 runs, i.e. only a few steps away from being recorded in the pages of history. The team’s 8 wickets were out.
Then the team got the ninth shock and for a moment everyone’s beats stopped. Perry had made his first century of his career in this match, would she be able to translate it into double century, and this question might have started rising in the eyes of everybody in the stadium.
Perry took 1 run in the next over and took his score to 194, now she was just an air shot away from his first double century. They went forward and blew the ball into the air, looking at the ball near the boundary, at first glance that 6 runs were found.
There was no noise in the stadium, Parry was happy to hang around, the umpire re-examined the shot and termed it chaos. Perry took one run and she reached 199.
In the next over, Strike Parry was close to completing the double century and the pressure of keeping the last wicket on the other side was increasing. In the first two balls, she could not score any runs, but after scoring a magnificent choke in the next ball, she completed his double century.
Parry took place in Australia’s cricket team at the age of 16. She is the first woman or male player to represent Australia at such a young age. She was part of Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup champion team thrice. In the 2015 Ashes series, Perry became the player of the series. She scored 264 runs and highest 16 wickets.