Sunday 9 January 2011 

England Claim Consolation Victory In Perth

England Claim Consolation Victory In Perth
England Claim Consolation Victory In Perth
© Action Images / Andrew Couldridge

England Women 213-3 (Greenway 59) beat
Australia Women 212 (Sthalekar 60) by seven wickets
Third One-Day International, Perth

England Women left it until the final match of the three-match series to produce their best performance of the One-Day International series, claiming a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the final game in Perth.

They dismissed Australia for 212 before making their way to 213 for three with two overs to spare at the WACA.

Isa Guha took two wickets with Laura Marsh, Jenny Gunn, Danielle Hazell, Holly Colvin and Charlotte Edwards taking a wicket apiece.

Lisa Sthalekar top scored with 60 as she helped her side recover from being reduced to 75 for five.

England then batted strongly with openers Heather Knight (33) and Wyatt (30) putting on 47 for the first wicket. Lydia Greenway then stroked 59 in 83 balls and it was left to captain Edwards, unbeaten on 48, and vice-captain Jenny Gunn, unbeaten on 27, to finish off the game.

Australia took the series 2-1 having won by 33 runs and nine wickets in the first two matches and the two sides now play five Twenty20 Internationals, beginning on 12th January in Adelaide.

© Cricket World 2011

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