Women’s Ashes Test match, day four: Australia v England – live! | Sport

6.28pm EST


nineteenth over: Australia 59-2 (Perry 23, Mooney 29) A number of very nice photographs from Mooney right this moment, and that’s the perfect of them as she steps into a canopy drive for 4. Add that to a brace by way of sq. leg.

6.23pm EST



18th over: Australia 53-2 (Perry 23, Mooney 23) Ecclestone to Mooney, one other over with solely a single as Mooney is essentially joyful to defend. Brunt has been off the sphere for a number of overs however comes again on now. Danni Wyatt was the sub.

6.21pm EST



seventeenth over: Australia 52-2 (Perry 23, Mooney 22) Sciver to Perry, who clips two extra runs off her legs to deep sq. in an in any other case tidy over.

6.16pm EST


sixteenth over: Australia 50-2 (Perry 21, Mooney 22) Ecclestone across the wicket to the left-hander,t rying to show in to Mooney with a brief leg in place Leg slip and a regulation slip as properly. England want this wicket. The day is getting hotter too, nonetheless sticky and humid. No run from the over.


6.14pm EST


fifteenth over: Australia 50-2 (Perry 21, Mooney 22) Sciver tries to bang in a number of balls, make one thing occur by hitting the pitch. Finds swing when she pitches up as properly. Three singles regardless.

6.11pm EST


14th over: Australia 47-2 (Perry 20, Mooney 21) Ecclestone comes on and slows the scoring instantly, Perry fishing with out a lot contact at a number of balls after a Mooney single.

6.10pm EST


Chris Mackenzie-Davey takes passionately to his keyboard.

“In response to Tim’s feedback on Canberra yesterday: been dwelling right here for 20 years and take from a neighborhood, it’s unbelievable. World class galleries and museums, vibrant arts scene, unbelievable eating places and contemporary meals markets, excellent wine district, fantastic parks and gardens, nationwide parks and bush reserves all over the place, 5 universities with campuses, unbelievable native area to discover together with NSW south coast, Snowy Mountains and a myriad of different issues to do and see. What’s to not love! Solely issues missing are first-class cricket and an A-League soccer group. Oh, and now we have Australia’s greatest beer!”

Fairly certain the smaller breweries in most Australian cities would all have an honest declare to that final half, however the remainder is true sufficient. Additionally when Canberrans complain about “peak hour” site visitors for a five-minute delay it’s fairly humorous. Bloody chilly in winter although, and will be bloody sizzling in summer time. No escape on the good inland plains.

6.06pm EST


thirteenth over: Australia 46-2 (Perry 20, Mooney 20) Sciver to switch Brunt, however it doesn’t begin properly as she overpitches and will get smoked by way of cowl for 4. Perry’s most convincing shot of the morning. Finds some outswing however Perry reaches for it and guides 4 by way of the hole at gully. Catches as much as Mooney’s rating.

6.02pm EST


twelfth over: Australia 38-2 (Perry 12, Mooney 20) Quick ball from Shrubsole down the leg aspect, cash for jam, however Mooney can’t meet up with it. Mooney is joyful to go away most the whole lot else.

5.58pm EST


eleventh over: Australia 38-2 (Perry 12, Mooney 20) A intelligent shot from Mooney, opening the face of her bat and diverting crisply behind level for 4, and that was an honest sufficient ball from Brunt. A number of singles as properly, Mooney is retaining issues transferring.

5.54pm EST


tenth over: Australia 31-2 (Perry 11, Mooney 14) Once more Perry flings a drive at Shrubsole and really almost edges behind once more. The batting machine is just not purring. Will get one other thick exterior edge previous gully for a few runs.

5.49pm EST


ninth over: Australia 29-2 (Perry 9, Mooney 14) A bit streaky and a bit managed from Perry, driving with the outswing of Brunt to divert the ball alongside the bottom previous gully for 4 runs. Then it ought to be a dot ball as Perry clips to midwicket however Kate Cross lets it by way of her palms for 3. We seen she left a half-eaten banana on the boundary at effective leg, so maybe there was some fruit-related slipperiness concerned.

5.43pm EST


eighth over: Australia 21-2 (Perry 2, Mooney 14) Almost out, Mooney, with a giant bottom-handed drive geared toward mid-on. Misses it and it almost takes the within edge to the keeper. Shrubsole follows up with a peach to Perry that almost takes the surface edge. Survival time.

5.40pm EST


seventh over: Australia 20-2 (Perry 2, Mooney 13) A stable thunk from Mooney’s bat as she strides ahead and cover-drives Brunt, however straight on the fielder. Can’t get a run till a flick to leg from the sixth ball.

5.36pm EST


sixth over: Australia 19-2 (Perry 2, Mooney 12) Shrubsole to companion Brunt, swinging one in that just about will get Perry in bother lbw as properly. Simply will get some bat onto it for a single. Shrubsole bowls a right-hander’s line to the left-handed Mooney, who glances off her leg stump for 4.

5.32pm EST


fifth over: Australia 13-2 (Perry 0, Mooney 7) Simply a few Brunt deliveries to complete the over that was interrupted yesterday, because the bowler appeals for one which hits the center of Perry’s bat.

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5.30pm EST


It is going to be Perry and Mooney to renew, with Brunt bowling. Three slips, gully, level, cowl, mid-off, mid-on, lengthy leg.

5.26pm EST


Working my eye over Manuka Oval, all seems to be good right here. Loads of inexperienced nonetheless on the floor, and a few ragged patches at each ends of the strip. Is there sufficient there for the bowlers to drive sufficient errors? That’s the query. However not less than, in contrast to most pitches we’ve seen on this format, there’s a honest likelihood.

5.04pm EST


Right here’s my match report from yesterday’s play, which was nice whereas it lasted.

5.02pm EST



Good Canberra morning, nuffies. Right here we’re from the Australian capital as soon as once more, and the very first thing I must report back to you is that it isn’t raining. Not now, not less than. The forecast suggests showers might occur at any level through the day, although the radar isn’t displaying a lot at current. So who is aware of.

We misplaced two full classes yesterday to rain, proper at a really thrilling a part of the day, which has taken the air out of the sport. The paths to a win for both group from listed here are: one, an 18-wicket day by which England fall quick. Two, eight Australian wickets by maybe an hour after lunch, and England have time to chase.

Proper now the Aussies are 52 runs forward and two wickets down, and England will resume with rested bowlers and an virtually new ball. So who is aware of.

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