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Annabel Sutherland speaks after Women's Ashes Test

Annabel Sutherland speaks after Women's Ashes Test
Annabel Sutherland speaks after Women's Ashes Test
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All-rounder Annabel Sutherland spoke to media today following her impressive performance with the ball at the death during the final day of the Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes Test on Sunday.

Sutherland finished with figures of 3-69 including the key wickets of Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones and Katherine Brunt. Captain Meg Lanning showed great faith in Sutherland who, after getting hit for two consecutive sixes, held her nerve to drag Australia back into the contest.

Australia will resume it's preparations for the ODI leg of the series on Wednesday, with the first 50-over encounter to be played at Manuka Oval on Thursday before the remaining two matches move to Melbourne.

Across the series, teams are awarded two points for each ODI and T20 INTL win, while a Test win is worth four points. If a match is drawn the points are shared. The team that accumulates the most points at the end of the series will be awarded the Ashes. Australia has held the Ashes since retaining the trophy in 2015.

Australia Squad

Darcie Brown
Stella Campbell
Nicola Carey
Hannah Darlington
Ashleigh Gardner
Rachael Haynes
Alyssa Healy
Jess Jonassen
Alana King
Meg Lanning (C)
Tahlia McGrath
Beth Mooney
Ellyse Perry
Megan Schutt
Annabel Sutherland

Head Coach: Matthew Mott
Assistant Coaches: Shelley Nitschke, Ben Sawyer

Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes Schedule

January 20: 1st T20I, 6:40pm, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - AUS won by 9 wickets
January 22: 2nd T20I, 1:40pm, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - No result
January 23: 3rd T20I, 1:40pm, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide - No result
January 27 – January 30: Test Match, 10am, Manuka Oval, Canberra - match drawn
February 3: 1st ODI, 2:10pm, Manuka Oval, Canberra
February 6: 2nd ODI, 10:05am, Junction Oval, Melbourne
February 8: 3rd ODI, 10:05am, Junction Oval, Melbourne