Ellyse Perry took 6-32 and broke the backbone of English batting © Getty Images
Ellyse Perry took 6-32 and broke the backbone of English batting © Getty Images

Australia’s strike bowler in Women’s Ashes 2015, Ellyse Perry has patted the back of Test debutant Jess Jonassen for her brilliant performance in Women Ashes 2015. It needs to be stated here that 22-year old Jonassen scored 153 runs in the Test (99 in the first and 54 in the second innings) played in Canterbury. Australia registered a thumping victory in the match by 161 runs. Earlier right-arm bowler Perry took six wickets and gave just 32 runs in the endeavour and dismissed the English for a mere 101 runs in their chase. This victory means a lot to the Australians, they now need a single win in the remaining matches to win the series. READ: Women’s Ashes 2015: England soak in 436 dot balls out of 508 legal deliveries

Cricket Australia quoted Perry saying to SEN, “For someone on her debut Test match to be as poised and in control as she was when she went into bat for that first innings – we were five for 99 – she almost made it look like she was batting on a different pitch to the rest of us. To have someone like her batting at seven, contributing like she did, and then coming out and bowling a little bit of left-arm orthodox, and taking a few key wickets as well, it certainly bodes well for the future… We had a little bat on the last day, day four, before putting England back in and that gave us a good 90 overs to be able to bowl them out which is fantastic. It was a really special victory and quite crucial in the scheme of things.” VIDEO: Australia Women win Ashes 2015 Test at Canterbury

To sum it Women’s Ashes comprises of one Test, three one dayers and three T20 matches and the victor is decide by points system. Australia are now four points up after winning the Test match.