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

6.28pm EST


104th over: Australia 337-8 (Jonassen 2, King 7) Shrubsole doesn’t give King something to swing at on this over, very tight line and no run.

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103rd over: Australia 337-8 (Jonassen 2, King 7) Anybody who has watched any Huge Bash cricket is aware of that Alana King can hit. Brunt bowls too broad, and King clobbers a toe-ended reduce shot away for 4. Three slips and a gully in place. King reaches for a fuller broad ball and stabs it into the hole at cowl for a run.

6.21pm EST



102nd over: Australia 332-8 (Jonassen 2, King 2) Shrubsole to the right-handed King now, and will get the ball to straighten off the seam and beat the sting of a poke. King didn’t know an excessive amount of about that one, and smiles broadly afterwards. Inswing to comply with from Shrubsole, and King drives again to the bowler. When the size is a tad shorter, King is ready to clip a single.

6.16pm EST


one hundred and first over: Australia 331-8 (Jonassen 2, King 1) Alana King on Test debut involves the center, and instantly will get an immaculate outswinger that she practically nicks. However she hangs in there, and chops a ball off her pads for her first run. Jonassen then will get her rating going with a clip off the hip for 2.


6.13pm EST


WICKET! Sutherland b Brunt 8, Australia 328-8

Attractive supply from Katherine Brunt! Appears to be like prefer it’s on the road of center and off stumps, however swings away simply sufficient to beat the defensive prod and hit the highest of off. Bails off from an ideal piece of bowling. Brunt has an opportunity at a Test five-for.

6.11pm EST


a hundredth over: Australia 328-7 (Sutherland 8, Jonassen 0) Intelligent from Shrubsole to the left-handed Jonassen, typically utilizing the angle to go throughout, typically coming again in. Not a run available.

6.07pm EST


99th over: Australia 328-7 (Sutherland 8, Jonassen 0) Katherine Brunt to associate Shrubsole, as in so many England matches earlier than. She’s getting swing too. Angles in a variation supply to smash Sutherland’s pad however it’s taking place the leg facet and Brunt doesn’t need a assessment.

6.06pm EST


98th over: Australia 328-7 (Sutherland 8, Jonassen 0) Anya Shrubsole takes the primary over of the day, tucked away for a single by Sutherland earlier than Jonassen faces out the remaining. Swing already for Shrubsole, and the final ball beats the skin edge.

5.34pm EST


If you happen to’ve been listening to the Remaining Phrase every day podcast by the boys’s collection, we’re doing it for this Test match too with me and Isabelle Westbury, who was good enjoyable yesterday.

5.28pm EST


I discussed how a lot motion we had yesterday. Additionally notable for England’s missed probabilities. Right here’s the report.

5.22pm EST


What’s the climate doing? There’s a full layer of cloud over Canberra right this moment however up to now it’s not the kind that is stuffed with rain. The sunshine is sort of shiny. Rain may come later, with doable thunderstorms projected in the direction of the tip of the afternoon. It’s not too scorching proper now however it’s speculated to get hotter and extra sweltering, more and more humid, and which will imply it builds in the direction of some kind of cathartic precipitatory launch.

5.16pm EST



Good day from Canberra. Day two awaits, after a extremely entertaining day one: 327 runs, seven wickets, and 98 overs bowled. Catches dropped, screamers held, swing and seam, centuries denied, counterattacks launched.

The upshot is that Australia have a really robust place, with rating racked up already. Annabel Sutherland and Jess Jonassen will resume with the bat, each of whom are able to making loads themselves. They’re solely down the order due to the group’s batting depth, however Sutherland has batted at No3 for Australia earlier than and Jonassen practically made a Test hundred on debut in 2015.

So England’s first order of enterprise have to be to get their heads again within the recreation and have the endurance to dismiss some good gamers, as an alternative of pondering that the job is sort of completed by advantage of the wickets column.

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