A half century from Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry’s all-round performance, helped Australia Women defeat England Women in the third One-Day International in Worcester, to claim a lead in the multi-format Women’s Ashes series.
A counter-attacking half-century from Tony Palladino and a four-wicket haul from Mitchell Marsh were the highlights of the final day's play as the tour game between Australia and Derbyshire culminated in a tame draw in Derby.
Australia managed to pick up a couple of wickets against Derbyshire for the cost of 81 runs before heavy rain lashed down at the County Ground, ruling out any further play on day two of their tour game.
Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers, who retired hurt after experiencing a dizzy spell in the second innings of the second Ashes Test at Lord's, is improving, according to team doctor Peter Brukner.
England women's team have a chance to dislodge Australia from the pole-position in the International Cricket Council Women’s Championship, if they manage to secure a 3-0 victory in the One-Day International leg of the upcoming tournament.
Mitchell Johnson revoked old form and memories as Australia demolished England bowling them out in 37 overs after setting them a massive target of 509 in the fourth innings, eventually winning the second Test at Lord’s by 405 runs to level the series 1-1.