Cricket Australia (CA) has congratulated star all-rounder Ellyse Perry on her 300th international match and hailed her as a role model for the young generation.

The 33-year-old reached the significant milestone during the second T20I against India at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday.

Perry had scored an unbeaten 34 as Australia claimed a six-wicket victory to level the series.

“Congratulations to Ellyse Perry on her 300th international appearance overnight,” CA CEO Nick Hockley said in a statement.

“Ellyse is one of the finest all-rounders the game has ever seen and is the most inspiring role model for young people aspiring to play sport.”

Perry, who made her international debut against New Zealand in July 2007 as a 16-year-old, has been part of six T20 World Cup wins, two ODI World Cups titles and a Commonwealth Games gold medal.

“She has been such an instrumental part of the Australian women’s cricket team, which is one of the most successful teams in Australian sporting history. 

It is testament to Ellyse’s professionalism and sustained performance at the elite level that she has just been nominated for ICC T20 cricketer of the year. 

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