AUS W vs SA W Test: All-around superstar Sutherland records a double century

Before tea, she raced to her milestone in the final over and fell for an incredible 210.

Just before tea on day two, Annabel Sutherland reached a significant milestone by becoming the 10th women’s player to reach a Test double century, which only served to further ceil her celebrity status.

All-around superstar Sutherland records a double century

At the WACA, Sutherland was dominant against a dejected South Africa team until she gave up for 210 after she mishandled a scoop shot to left-arm spinner Chloe Tryon early in the third session. Sutherland raised her bat to the WACA faithful, but she came agonizingly short of Ellyse Perry’s Australia record of 213.

Before falling to fourth place on the all-time list, Sutherland was within striking distance of Pakistan’s Kiran Baluch’s world record Test score of 242 against the West Indies in 2004.

After Sutherland knocked Nadine de Klerk for a boundary to reach her double century, Australia did not declare at tea. The throng grew significantly in the afternoon, with temperatures dropping from the 42 degrees on day one, and she left to a standing ovation from the WACA faithful, including her parents in the terraces.

Perry gave Sutherland a hug, and when she broke other records, the rest of her teammates and coaches did the same. She easily broke Karen Rolton’s previous record for the fastest double ton, which she had reached on her 248th delivery out of 308 balls.

All-around superstar Sutherland records a double century

After Mithali Raj, Sutherland, at 22, became the second-youngest batter to score a double century.
After starting day two undefeated at 54, Sutherland quickly achieved her second Test century by counterattacking the second new ball and hitting two straight fours off fast rookie Masabata Klaas.

Sutherland, who took 3 for 19 off nine overs to help thrash South Africa for their lowest Test score of 76, continued his amazing all-around performance.

Healy expressed her desire to participate in as many games as possible

Australia captain Alyssa Healy said, “I feel like you’re constantly letting someone down” in response to having so many excellent bowling options at her disposal. At times, it may almost seem like a mixed blessing.

Similar to the third day of the Test match against a determined South Africa, when Healy looked across the field and realized she still hadn’t called on hometown hero and legspinner Alana King. She felt the fury of the WACA believers all of a sudden.

Healy joked, “I could feel the crowd beating down on me,” after Australia had won by 284 runs in an innings. “There are so many alternatives available to us, and it seems like you’re always disappointing someone if they haven’t had a bowl. It’s a blessing as well as a curse.
As predicted before the match, King had threatened late in the second day on a sun-baked pitch that had begun to be useful for spin. But to highlight Australia’s embarrassing wealth with the ball, she did not come back to attack until the 42nd over of the third day.

Healy had to use all of her deep reserves against a formidable middle-order in South Africa, where Tucker, Tryon, and Tazmin Brits batted disciplinedly and took 461 deliveries between them, all on a surface that flattened out as the game went on. Late on the third day, she eventually broke through South Africa’s resistance with the deployment of eight bowlers, six of whom claimed wickets, and Australia won handily.

“You know that when we are in a little tricky situation, there’s always someone you can throw the ball to that’s going to do something different, so it’s a huge luxury,” Healy stated. “It’s difficult to balance and difficult to get it right all the time, but I’d rather have it that way than not having enough options.”

Additionally, Healy sent the ball to Annabel Sutherland, who finished her outstanding performance with two late wickets, one of which bowled Tryon with a jagged back in. In a Test match, Sutherland made history by being the first female player to both score and take five wickets. Sutherland, predictably, did not bowl late on day two despite scoring 210 off 256 balls, the fourth-highest individual total in women’s Test history.

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