Never before have we seen such an easy gleam, instantly made recognisable by the stripe of zinc across Ellyse Perry's nose.
And perhaps we will never see someone of her calibre again.
Perry's latest record is so impressive it requires a double take - the best one-day international figures by an Australian woman to put the national side on the cusp of retaining the Ashes.
Her 7-22 - the fourth-best figures in women's one-day international history - skittled England for 75 and secured a 194-run win at Canterbury's St Lawrence Ground.
It would be inconceivable to think Perry still needs to prove herself as one of the best all-rounders we have ever seen, but the modest 28-year-old plays a straight bat when asked if she is the best.
"You can call me what you like, but I'm not sure that's the case," Perry laughed.
"I honestly think today just went my way. Across the series there has been some brilliant performances, and for us to start the way we have and be six points clear is the absolute dream start.
"All of us are really chuffed and myself especially, it's just really cool to be in that position."
Australia now hold a 6-0 points lead in the multi-format series with England needing to win the one-off Test and all three Twenty20 internationals to win back the Ashes.
The visitors will gear up for the rare Test with a three-day tour match against the England Women's Academy at Marlborough College beginning on Thursday night [AEST].
Test cricket is a stage upon which Perry affirmed her status as a generational player two years ago. Her unbeaten double century under lights at North Sydney Oval serves as the enduring memory from the most recent, ultimately drawn Ashes series.
Australian need only draw the Test to retain the Ashes, but the mindset of a winner like Perry will not be altered.
"It's very much within our culture and style to play aggressive cricket, and we want to do that no matter the situation," Perry said.
"These Test matches come around once every couple of years, and I think it's a really big responsibility for all players to play in a really great spirit and play it in a way that is entertaining.
"I'd love to play more of them, I think there is scope to play this kind of format and series against other top teams in the world.
"To do that, we've got to do the Test match justice. It was brilliant a couple of years ago at North Sydney, and this time around it should be just as good."
While it was her unprecedented showing with the bat which stole headlines that night in Sydney's north, her most recent outing with the ball did the same in England's southeast.
Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning tallied half-centuries in Australia's 7-269, leaving the reigning world champions facing a record chase.
And on a day in which Heather Knight's side needed their best, they produced their worst. Gone for 75 - England's lowest total against Australia.
Perry's figures in a 10-over spell - including four maidens - will be etched into folklore as one of cricket's finest performances.
Now, Healy's bold prediction that Australia would not only win the series but sweep it is closer to reality.
"Alyssa Healy likes to bet a lot more than I do," Perry said.
"In terms of a dream start, that's absolutely brilliant and we couldn't have asked for much more. Hopefully heading into the Test match now there is some more improvement left in us.
"It's a great opportunity for some girls to solidify our spot in this series."
For Perry, it is another chance to solidify her spot in history as one of cricket's greatest.