Alyssa Healy seethes over controversial call amid Ellyse Perry's destruction in WPL

The Aussie cricket stars were caught up in bizarre scenes in the Women's Premier League.

Controversy has erupted in the Women's Premier League cricket competition in India after Alyssa Healy and the UP Warriorz were dudded by an inexplicable DRS gaffe. Ellyse Perry was the star of the show on Monday as Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the Warriorz by 23 runs.

But Healy was left seething over a controversial incident in the Warriorz batting innings when Chamari Athapaththu appeared to be wrongly given out by the DRS. With Aussie leg-spinner Georgia Wareham bowling, Athapaththu was struck on the pad by a ball that appeared to be heading down the leg-side.

Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy in the WPL.
Ellyse Perry smashed a sponsor's car window, while Alyssa Healy was left fuming over a DRS decision. Image: WPL/Getty

Wareham's ball pitched and spun towards leg, before hitting Athapaththu on the half-volley after bouncing. The on-field umpire appeared to make the right call by giving it not out, before Bangalore opted to use the DRS.

In bizarre scenes, the ball-tracking technology said the delivery was spinning the opposite way to what it actually did and crashing into the stumps. Rather than being a leg-spinning delivery, the DRS said the ball was going straight on (or spinning the opposite way like a wrong-un) and Athapaththu was given out.

Players on the field appeared shocked by the overturned decision, and Healy was absolutely fuming. The Australian captain could be heard yelling "no way, no way" during the farcical scenes.

Healy took out her frustrations on the Bangalore bowling attack, smashing three sixes in her innings of 55 off 38 balls. But she was stumped by fellow Aussie Sophie Molineux as the Warriorz' hopes of winning faded.

Ellyse Perry smashes car window in destructive innings

Perry had earlier smashed (literally) her way to 58 off 37 balls to lead Bangalore to an imposing total of 3-198. One of the Aussie superstar's four sixes smashed the window of a sponsor's car that was placed just beyond the boundary.

Perry could be seen looking slightly worried about the destruction, and later said: "I was a bit worried. I'm not sure I have insurance over here to cover me. So in a bit of strife there."

Healy had put RCB in to bat first, but the decision backfired as Smriti Mandhana and Sabbhineni Meghana took 57 off the first 32 balls. Perry came to the crease after Meghana holed out for 28 off 21, and the Aussie initially played second fiddle to Mandhana as the pair put on 95 in 64 balls.

After Mandhana finally perished for 80 off 50 balls, Perry took up the attack. She hit compatriot Grace Harris for six, before successive maximums off Rajeshwari Gayakwd and then the car-smashing blow off Deepti Sharma.

The sponsor's car window, pictured here after Ellyse Perry smashed it.
Ellyse Perry left the sponsor's car looking worse for wear. Image: WPL

She was finally dismissed in the last over, but it was too little too late for Healy and the Warriorz. Healy's side finished well short of their target on 8-175, with Molineux picking up her second wicket on the last ball of the match.


The win helped RCB move to six points - equal top with last year's finalists Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals - and two ahead of UP. It was the last match for RCB in front of their home crowd before the event moves to Delhi.

"It is the the best atmosphere I have consistently played in front of in my entire career," said Perry. "I had a great chance to get myself in with Smriti [Mandhana] at the other end, and then it was nice at the end to release a few."

with AAP

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