Ellyse Perry spoke to press after her century

Australia's Ellyse Perry celebrates reaching her century
Australia's Ellyse Perry celebrates reaching her century
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A century to Ellyse Perry (116) was the highlight on a wet second day of Australia’s Ashes Test match at Taunton.

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Perry and Rachael Haynes (87) built on their partnership from yesterday, showing good patience to take Australia’s total past 300.

Perry finally fell for 116 having passed 100 for the second time in as many Tests, with Laura Marsh (2-68) getting the important breakthrough for England.

Haynes was lucky not to be dismissed by Natalie Sciver following a dropped catch by Sophie Ecclestone, and looked like she would go on to record her maiden Test century before being judged leg-before painfully short of the milestone.

With Beth Mooney (7*) and Jess Jonassen (4*) at the crease the rain began to fall, the weather allowing just 32 overs to be bowled before play was abandoned for the day with Australia 5-341.

A draw in the Test will be enough for Australia to retain the Ashes, while a win will earn an outright Ashes series victory. England need to win the Test and the following three Twenty20 Internationals to reclaim the Ashes.

The Ashes is awarded to the team that accrues the most points across the multi-format series, with each ODI and T20 win worth two points, and a Test win worth four points.

Ellyse Perry press conference

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England – Australia squad

  • Nicole Bolton, WA
  • Nicola Carey, TAS
  • Ashleigh Gardner, NSW
  • Rachael Haynes, NSW
  • Alyssa Healy, NSW
  • Jess Jonassen, QLD
  • Delissa Kimmince, QLD
  • Meg Lanning, VIC
  • Sophie Molineux, VIC
  • Beth Mooney, QLD
  • Ellyse Perry, VIC
  • Megan Schutt, SA
  • Elyse Villani, VIC
  • Georgia Wareham, VIC
  • Tayla Vlaeminck, VIC

 

Commonwealth Bank Ashes Tour of England - Australia A squad

Maitlan Brown, ACT

Erin Burns, NSW

Maddy Darke, NSW

Josie Dooley, QLD

Heather Graham, WA

Sammy-Jo Johnson, QLD

Tahlia McGrath, SA

Georgia Redmayne, QLD

Molly Strano, VIC

Rachel Trenaman, NSW

Belinda Vakarewa, TAS

Amanda-Jade Wellington, SA

 

Women’s Ashes Fixtures

Warm-up matches

26 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough - AUS won by six wickets

28 June – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough - AUS won by 68 runs

11-13 July – England Women’s Academy v Australia, Marlborough College, Swindon - AUS won by 240 runs

 

One-Day Internationals

2 July – 1st ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester - AUS won by two wickets

4 July – 2nd ODI, England v Australia, Grace Road, Leicester - AUS won by four wickets

7 July – 3rd ODI, England v Australia, St Lawrence Ground, Canterbury - AUS won by 194 runs

 

Test Match

18-21 July – England v Australia, The County Ground, Taunton

 

T20 Internationals

26 July – 1st T20I, England v Australia, County Ground, Chelmsford

28 July – 2nd T20I, England v Australia, The County Ground, Hove

31 July – 3rd T20I, England v Australia, Bristol County Ground, Bristol

 

Australia A Fixtures

Warm-up matches

29 June, England v Australia A, Loughborough

 

50-over matches

3 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

5 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

8 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Loughborough

 

Three-day tour match

12-14 July, England v Australia A, Millfield School, Street

 

T20’s

17 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street

19 July, England Women’s Academy v Australia, Millfield School, Street