Record-breaking Perry takes 6-15, scores 40 in RCB’s win over Mumbai Indians


Ellyse Perry has become the first player to take a six-wicket haul in a Women’s Premier League match.

Australia all-rounder Perry, 33, took figures of 6-15 from four overs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in a seven-wicket victory over Mumbai Indians.

Perry’s six wickets saw Mumbai bowled out for 113 in Delhi, which Bangalore chased down with five overs to spare.

Perry also top scored with the bat for Bangalore with 40 runs off 38 balls as they ended 115-3.

The Bangalore star has also become the first player in either men’s or women’s cricket to score 100 runs and record six-wicket hauls in all three formats of the game.

Batting first, Mumbai Indians were sitting comfortably on 65-1 before Perry’s flurry of wickets dismissed their batting line-up from number two to seven.

Following Perry’s sixth wicket, Mumbai were 82-7.

Four of her six wickets were from bowling the batter out, with the other two lbw dismissals.

Her list of victims included England all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur and New Zealand all-rounder Amelia Kerr.

In response, Bangalore initially struggled after falling to 39-3 with Smriti Mandhana, Sophie Molineux and Sophie Devine all dismissed cheaply, but a 76-run partnership off 53 balls between Perry and wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh helped secure a comfortable victory.

The previous bowling record in the WPL was set in 2023, the competition’s first year, by South Africa all-rounder Marizanne Kapp who took 5-15 for Delhi Capitals against Gujarat Giants. (BBC Sport)

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