A disciplined pace bowling display from Sixers WBBL Captain Ellyse Perry has helped give the Australian Women’s Cricket Team the edge in their win over the West Indies.
In the opening game of their ICC Women’s World Cup campaign at County Ground, Taunton, Perry (3-47) showed good patience with the ball and helped restrict the West Indies to a 204 in their innings.
Perry's wickets included the crucial Windies players Felicia Walters, Deandra Dottin and Afy Fletcher.
Also in the Australian team for the match were fellow Sixers Ashleigh Gardner and Alyssa Healy, while Sarah Aley was not included in the XI for the first game.
Gardner bowled eight overs of off-spin but was not able to breakthrough for her first ever World Cup wicket. At just 20 years of age, Gardner did become the first ever indigenous woman to represent Australia at a World Cup.
After bowling the West Indies out for 204, the Australians chased down the total inside 39 overs for an eventual eight wicket victory.
Perry was the only Sixers player to bat, coming on late in the innings and making five runs not out.
The Australian Women’s Cricket Team next match will be on the 29th June, when they face off against Sri Lanka.