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Ellyse Perry looking forward to carry momentum from South Africa series

Ellyse Perry had an outstanding series with both bat and the ball
Ellyse Perry had an outstanding series with both bat and the ball
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Australian Women all-rounder Ellyse Perry was pleased with her team's effort in the five-match One-Day International series against South Africa Women which they won 4-0.

Perry had an exceptional series with both and the ball as she amassed 313 runs from four matches and was the leading run-scorer in the tournament. With the ball she picked seven wickets and was the second highest wicket-taker behind South Africa's Sune Luus.

Crediting her success to the coaches, Perry is satisfied in finishing the international season on a high.

"It has been a wonderful series and finishing here at Coffs Harbour was a wonderful place to play couple of games. It was challenging and good series for the team.

"We wanted to get the momentum throughout the innings. They [South Africa bowlers] bowled really well and Nicole Bolton is great up the order and Meg [Lanning] is world class.

"Large part of my batting has got to do with the number of coaches and also the opportunity to bat out there in the middle. Every cricketer needs a bit of luck. It has been nice to contribute to the side's success."

The 26-year-old was also pleased to see the number of spectators who turned up throughout the series showing their support for Women's game.

"Our spinners were outstanding in the series. At the top of that there were some good and ordinary fielding. Overall I think we did very well.

"The crowd has been fantastic. It is really pleasing to see the crowd turning up in a place like Coffs. It was similar in Sydney and also Canberra through out the series. We played in great places and there were great support throughout."

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