Women’s Ashes: Australia seal second ODI win over England
Australia took a four-point lead within the Girls’s Ashes collection with a commanding win over England within the second one-day worldwide at Coffs Harbour.
Skipper Rachael Haynes, dropped on 60, hit a career-best 89 in 56 balls because the hosts added 94 within the final 10 overs of their 296-6, having been requested to bat.
England had been then handed a revised goal of 285 in 46 overs after rain.
However they had been bowled out for 209, shedding by 75 runs on the DLS technique, as Katherine Brunt made a maiden fifty.
Victory every ODI is price two factors, with the ultimate ODI happening on Sunday on the similar venue.
The one-off Check on the North Sydney Oval subsequent month is price 4 factors, and the collection ends with three Twenty20s.
Australia want eight factors within the collection to retain the Ashes.
They got a wonderful platform by openers Nicole Bolton (66) and Alyssa Healy (56), who shared a gap partnership of 98 in 20 overs.
Ellyse Perry survived a return probability to Brunt on 41 and accelerated beautifully, notably robust on the leg aspect and searching set for a maiden worldwide century earlier than she was well stumped by Sarah Taylor for 67 off 76 balls within the 46th over.
Left-hander Haynes mixed highly effective hitting down the bottom with some deft strokeplay however was badly spilled at deep mid-wicket on 60 by Tammy Beaumont.
Main from the entrance within the absence of normal captain Meg Lanning, who will miss the collection by harm, Haynes lofted the following ball imperiously down the bottom for six in a Brunt over which price 21.
With the Australians in full move, it wanted a two-wicket remaining over from the persistent Jenny Gunn (Four-55) to maintain them beneath 300 within the day-night fixture.
Thunder drifted in direction of the picturesque Coffs Harbour floor within the latter phases of the Australia innings and a torrential downpour containing hailstones arrived within the interval, delaying the England reply.
When it started, Lauren Winfield was trapped lbw third ball enjoying throughout the road to Megan Schutt and after additional rain produced a brand new goal, opening associate Beaumont, the highest scorer at this 12 months’s World Cup, fell in related style.
In solely the sixth over, Australia had been disadvantaged of the bowling of Perry, who struggled with the damp ball and was barred for sending down successive excessive full tosses over waist top, however substitute Tahlia McGrath claimed the important thing wicket of Sarah Taylor for 26, her first in worldwide cricket, to finish a helpful 57-run partnership with captain Heather Knight (36).
Nat Sciver and Knight quickly fell in successive overs and regardless of a defiant stand of 68 between the aggressive Brunt (52) and Fran Wilson – ended by an outstanding diving catch operating in from the boundary by Perry – the World Cup winners slid to an inevitable defeat.
‘You need to take your alternatives’ – what they mentioned
England all-rounder Katherine Brunt: “We bowled too many unfastened balls, dropped Rachael at an important time and myself dropping Perry. For those who do that folks will punish you.
“At essential instances you must take your alternatives and we’ve not.”
Australia captain and participant of the match Rachael Haynes: “We’re clearly actually proud of the beginning however we do not need to relaxation on our laurels. We all know England are a really harmful group and we’ve not seen the perfect of them but.”
Ex-England captain Charlotte Edwards on BBC Radio 5 dwell sports activities additional: “As a batting unit there may be simply no-one placing their hand up and making the large scores.
“I am sure this England group can flip it round however they should come again on Sunday and get a outcome.
“I would not change the batters – the one change is perhaps bringing Laura Marsh again for somebody.
“You do not develop into a nasty group after two video games however you must be taught from the 2 video games. It is about mentally being able to tackle this very robust Australia group, who had been distinctive immediately.”