Australian female cricket team holds ashes


Australian women’s cricket team holds ash after bowler Darcy Brown contributes to the end of England after the first victory of three one-day internationals with England on Thursday night at Manuka Oval in Canberra. Did.

The young Speedster scored 4-34 in a low-scoring match and Australia defended a total of 205 to get the job done. Cricket australia report.

Australia, which has been holding ash since 2015, leads England 8-4 in the multi-format series and can only play two games, so ash remains in Australia.

When Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy entered the first crease in Australia, England attacked 0-13, Haynes shot a straight pull shot in the air and was easily caught by wicket keeper Amy Jones. Did.

Meg Lanning joined Healy and established a strong partnership that included several boundaries, but on the 28th Lanning was bowled by Kate Cross, making Australia 2-60.

Just one run later, Ellyse Perry went out for a duck, was caught by Sophie Ecclestone, and was bowled. Shortly thereafter, Wicketkeeper Jones’ clever work confused Healy at 27 and Australia at 4-67.

Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath fired, both gaining multiple boundaries, including Mooney’s six.

However, on the 29th, McGrath’s off-stamp was knocked out of the ground by Catherine Brandt’s delivery, resulting in a score of 5-125.

Next fall was Ashley Gardner. Ashley Gardner hesitated in a single attempt, followed by Jess Jonasen in 4.

Meanwhile, Mooney continued to dominate with the bat, hitting some nice drives and recording her first day’s international half-century against England.

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Beth Mooney will attack bats in Game 1 of the Women’s Ash One Day International Series between Australia and the United Kingdom at Manuka Oval in Canberra, Australia, on February 3, 2022. (Photo courtesy of Mark Evans / Getty Images)

Shortly after Alana King fell at 18 and Mooney was successfully captured by Winfield Hill, Australia reached a total of 9-205 with 50 overs and Mooney top scored 73.

When England entered the bat, bowler Darcy Brown attacked early, Tammy Beaumont slipped four overs, Heather Knight stretched his foot in front of the wicket (lbw) with the next ball, and England 2- I left it at 10.

Brown approached a hat-trick, but Nat Sciver of England was able to pull the bat away just in time to avoid catching the outer edge.

England then built a good partnership of about 60 runs until Brown was pulled by Ashley Gardner and attacked again by Lauren Windfield Hill. England is currently 3-74.

Another pullshot that Amy Jones pulled away from Talia McGrath’s Full toss found Ellyse Perry’s safe hand and made England 4-74.

The following fall, when England was 85, Sophia Dunkley caught a plump lbw by McGrath.

At 5-103, now 45-year-old Nat Sciver popped a shot in front of her, Brown caught it full-length and put England on the rope 6-103.

When England was 7-143, Brown attacked again, taking Sophie Eccleston lbw at 3 and Brown’s wicket hole at 4.

Jess Jonasen cleared his tail, bowled Anya Shrubsole, caught and bowled Kate Cross, and finished the match against England.

England was 178 off with 45 overs, with Brown’s 4/34 bowling figure plus two wickets each for Jessica Jonasen, Megan Schutt and Talia McGrath.

Australian captain Meg Lanning said it feels good to complete Step 1 of the series of holding ash.

“If England could gain momentum in the series, that could be somehow, but I think I could put a little pressure on it with a bat, push it through, and come back and really dominate. The ball there is really impressive. I think it is, “she said.

Lanning said it was exciting to see Darcy Brown in such a good shape.

“We know she’s our ticket gate, she can change the game, and that’s the way we use her,” she said.

“She will obviously play a big role for us in this series and move forward.”

The two teams will play two more One Day Internationals at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on February 6th and 8th as part of the series.

Steve Milne

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