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Perry helps Aussie women to 400-run lead

By AAP Newswire

Ellyse Perry starred as Australia's women stretched their lead over England Women's Academy to 400 runs by the end of day two of their three-day tour match at Marlborough College.

Perry (2-42) began Australia's assault with the ball against their hosts, when she dismissed Danni Wyatt with the help of wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy soon after England had resumed their innings 3-49.

Not long after that, England were 8-89.

Maddy Villiers' half-century and 24 runs from Ellie Threlkeld helped take the home side's score past 150, before leg-spinner Georgia Wareham (2-31) came on to finish off the tail, adding to the work done by Tayla Vlaeminck (4-31), Perry, Sophie Molineux (1-11) and Ashleigh Gardner (1-14).

Australia had a Perry's (101 not out) century to thank, along with a solid contribution by Jess Jonassen (44), for correcting a poor start to their second innings which had seen the visitors stumble to 4-66.

Australia will begin day three with the score 6-205, and with Perry and Sophie Molineux at the crease.