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Women’s Ashes Australia Women vs England Women 1st ODI: Australia win 1st ODI and retain the Ashes

Darcie Brown 4-34 (Australia Women)
Darcie Brown 4-34 (Australia Women)

Australia Women convincingly beat England Women by 27 runs to win the 1st ODI and retain the Women’s Ashes, at the Manuka Oval, Canberra today.

Match Summary

Australia Women 205/9 (50 ov)

England Women 178/10 (45)

Result – Australia Women won by 27 runs




Match Report

Australia Women 205-9 beat England Women 178 by 27 runs

Australia Women won the first Women's Ashes ODI by 27 runs to go 8-4 up in the multi-format series and retain the Women's Ashes.

At the half-way stage England looked well set to be in the game after bowling brilliantly to restrict the hosts to 205-9, but Darcie Brown (4-34) and the Australian bowlers took wickets consistently to take the hosts to victory.

The second and third ODIs will be played at Junction Oval in Melbourne.

Commonwealth Bank Women's Ashes

Thursday January 20: 1st IT20, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Australia won by 9 wickets. 0-2.

Saturday January 22: 2nd IT20, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Match abandoned due to rain. 1-3.

Sunday January 23: 3rd IT20, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. Match abandoned due to rain. 2-4.

Thursday January 27-30: Only Test Match, Manuka Oval, Canberra. Match drawn. 4-6.

Thursday February 3: 1st ODI, Manuka Oval, Canberra, 3.10am (2 points) Australia win by 27 runs. 4-8.

Sunday February 6: 2nd ODI, Junction Oval, Melbourne, 11.05pm Feb 5 (2 points)

Tuesday February 8: 3rd ODI, Junction Oval, Melbourne, 11.05pm Feb 7 (2 points)


Match Stats

Australia Women - Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Rachael Haynes - 3.3 ov), 2-60 (Meg Lanning - 16.6 ov), 3-61 (Ellyse Perry - 17.2 ov), 4-67 (Alyssa Healy - 20.1 ov), 5-125 (Tahlia McGrath - 34.1 ov), 6-141 (Ashleigh Gardner - 37.6 ov), 7-152 (Jess Jonassen - 40.6 ov), 8-204 (Alana King - 49.4 ov), 9-205 (Beth Mooney - 49.6 ov)

England Women - Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Tammy Beaumont - 3.3 ov), 2-10 (Heather Knight - 3.4 ov), 3-39 (Lauren Winfield - 10.1 ov), 4-74 (Amy Jones - 19.6 ov), 5-83 (Sophia Dunkley - 21.3 ov), 6-103 (Natalie Sciver - 26.2 ov)


Playing XIs


Australia Women - Alyssa Healy(wk), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

England Women - Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Heather Knight(c), Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones(wk), Sophia Dunkley, Danni Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross


Match Details

Start Time: 03:10

Toss: England Women won the toss and decided to field

Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra

Officials: Claire Polosak, Michael Graham-Smith, Eloise Sheridan, Stephen Bernard


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