Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) News Online – For England, it was as though the second one-day match of the Women’s Ashes series was the real thing after a dress rehearsal that had gone unaccountably awry.

Summary

  • For England, it was as though the second one-day match of the Women’s Ashes series was the real thing after a dress rehearsal that had gone unaccountably awry.
  • The only hint that this wasn’t, in fact, the series opener was that the audio of the first match’s highlights package was broadcast at great volume on the PA around the ground, meaning every player warming up got to hear detailed descriptions of her own most recent dismissal.
  • In the first game, England collapsed to 4 for 19 in a matter of minutes after Tammy Beaumont was next out.
  • In the second game, Beaumont turned the pressure back on the Australians, going after Perry initially before targeting Australia’s spinners.
  • Fortune arrived for England with Perry on 62, when she edged a wide ball so rank that even the bowler Shrubsole could only laugh with some embarrassment, like a tennis player apologising for a net-cord winner.


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