Captain Meg Lanning and left-hander Rachael Haynes placed on a fourth-wicket partnership of 169 as Australia batted its manner into a powerful place on the primary day of its Ashes Take a look at towards England in Canberra on Thursday.
Lanning (93) fell simply in need of her maiden Take a look at century, whereas Haynes made 86 as Australia superior to 327 for seven at stumps at Manuka Oval. Tahlia McGrath (52) was out caught behind off tempo bowler Nat Sciver off the final ball of the day.
Lanning was dropped earlier than she acquired off the mark after which once more on 14 when England captain Heather Knight grassed a regulation likelihood at first slip within the final over earlier than lunch. Knight later snaffled a a lot sharper likelihood off Sciver to lastly ship Lanning packing. Haynes fell 4 balls later, caught behind, when Katherine Brunt delivered a brute of a ball that reared up off a great size.
“Typically you simply get a great supply … that’s cricket,” stated Haynes. “Not a perfect begin. To have a great partnership with Meg was fairly essential at that cut-off date.”
Knight had received the toss and selected to bowl, a choice that appeared good early on when the visiting crew struck twice within the first 4 overs to have the house crew 4 for 2. England’s Sciver (3 for 41) and Brunt (3 for 52) picked up three wickets apiece.
The multi-format Girls’s Ashes sequence options three Twenty20s, a Take a look at and three one-day internationals (ODIs). Present holder Australia leads the sequence 4-2 on factors and may retain the Ashes if it wins the Take a look at.
- Australia girls 327 for 7 in 97 overs (Lanning 93, Haynes 86, Gardner 56, McGrath 52) vs England girls