Womens Ashes 2023: Australia’s tremendous batting on the first day

Women’s Ashes started between Australia and England (AUS vs ENG) in Nottingham. Batting first after winning the toss, the Australia women’s team has scored 328 runs at the loss of 7 wickets. By the end of the first day’s play, Annabel Sutherland is on 39 and Alana King is at the crease after scoring 7 runs. Earlier, veteran all-rounder Ellyse Perry was dismissed for 99 and missed her century by just one run.

Australia’s start to bat first was not so good. The opening pair of Beth Mooney and Phoebe Litchfield could only manage a partnership of 35 runs. Litchfield became the victim of Kate Cross after scoring 23 runs. At the same time, Beth Mooney played an inning of 33 runs. Ellyse Perry and Tahila McGrath handled the innings in the middle order. Both these batsmen made a tremendous partnership of 119 runs for the third wicket.

Ellyse Perry played an excellent inning of 99 runs off 153 balls.

During this, Alice Perry scored an inning of 99 runs in 153 balls with the help of 15 fours. She missed her century by just one run. Tahila McGrath scored 61 off 83 balls. Jess Jonassen and Alyssa Healy flopped in the middle order. Jess Jonasson scored 11 runs and captain Alyssa Healy could not even open the account. The team had lost 6 wickets for 238 runs. After this, Ashley Gardner and Annabel Sutherland took over the innings with an excellent partnership in the lower order. Both of them added 77 runs for the seventh wicket. Ashley Gardner scored 40 and Annabel Sutherland remained unbeaten on 39. Sophie Ecclestone has taken the maximum 3 wickets for England so far.

The Australian team would definitely like to reach 400 runs on the second day of the game. At the same time, the England team will try to wrap up before 350.

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