Australia Women in England ODI Series - 1st ODI

England Women v Australia Women

England Women won by 9 wickets (with 138 balls remaining)

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the first ODI between England Women and Australia Women at Chelmsford.

Australia will be confident after their win in the one-off Twenty20 at Derby and they won that convincingly. England will have to raise their game to get back at the Australian women.

Team news for the England Women, there is no Edwards and Nicky Shaw will be leading the team today.

Toss: Australia Women won the toss and they will be batting.

Pitch: A good surface, the odd crack surrounded by green grass, there is something for seamers to work with and it will also be good for the spinners later on. The batters will have to adjust to the pace of the wicket and work forward.

Australia: S Nitschke, LJ Poulton, LC Sthalekar, KL Rolton, JM Fields*†, AJ Blackwell, LK Ebsary, RM Farrell, EA Perry, EA Osborne, SJ Andrews.

England: SJ Taylor†, CMG Atkins, SC Taylor, BL Morgan, LS Greenway, EJCLRC Rainford-Brent, NJ Shaw*, KH Brunt, HL Colvin, LA Marsh, IT Guha.

Out come the England Womens team, followed by the two Australian batters, Nitschke and Poulton. Katherine Brunt to open the attack for England, Two slips in place.

0.1

Brunt to Nitschke, OUT, what a start, it was short and wide outside the off stump, Nitschke cuts in the air and straight to backward point, Atkins. Australia are none for one.

S Nitschke c Atkins b Brunt 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sthalekar is the new batter.

0.2

Brunt to Sthalekar, no run, plays with an angled bat to gully.

0.3

Brunt to Sthalekar, no run, defends on the front foot to the onside to midwicket.

0.4

Brunt to Sthalekar, no run, good ball comes back in and strikes the pad of Sthalekar, an appeal, turned down as it was too high.

0.5

Brunt to Sthalekar, FOUR, moves forward and drives through the line through extra cover and Australia open their account.

0.6

Brunt to Sthalekar, OUT, lovely delivery from Katherine Brunt, pitches on a length and moves away ever so slightly to take the outside edge through to Sarah Taylor.

LC Sthalekar c †SJ Taylor b Brunt 4 (2m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Two wickets in the first over for Katherine Brunt.

End of over 1 (4 runs) Australia Women 4/2
     KH Brunt    1-0-4-2
LJ Poulton    0* (0b)     

Isha Guha to share the attack, she will be bowling to Poulton.

1.1

Guha to Poulton, no run, good ball bit wide outside the off stump, hint of swing, left alone through to the keeper.

1.2

Guha to Poulton, no run, good ball swinging in this time, off the pad and on the track as Poulton was looking to work it through the onside.

1.3

Guha to Poulton, 1 run, worked away off her legs behind square leg to pick up a single.

1.4

Guha to Rolton, 1 run, plays behind square leg for another single.

1.5

Guha to Poulton, no run, plays it back to the bowler.

1.6

Guha to Poulton, no run, good ball coming in, worked to the onside from the crease.

End of over 2 (2 runs) Australia Women 6/2
LJ Poulton    1* (5b)      IT Guha    1-0-2-0
KL Rolton    1* (1b)     

2.1

Brunt to Rolton, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Rolton drives to cover.

2.2

Brunt to Rolton, 1 wide, swings down the leg side, signalled a wide.

2.2

Brunt to Rolton, no run, moves back and pushes to the off side.

2.3

Brunt to Rolton, 1 leg bye, off the pad to square leg and they go through with the run.

2.4

Brunt to Poulton, no run, mistimes the shot to the off side.

2.5

Brunt to Poulton, no run, gets in line and defends to the off side.

2.6

Brunt to Poulton, no run, short and sliding down the leg side and Poulton fails to get some bat on it.

End of over 3 (2 runs) Australia Women 8/2
LJ Poulton    1* (8b)      KH Brunt    2-0-5-2
KL Rolton    1* (4b)     

3.1

Guha to Rolton, no run, lovely drive but finds the fielder at extra cover.

3.2

Guha to Rolton, 1 wide, down the leg side, second wide of the innings.

3.2

Guha to Rolton, no run, moves forward and defends to the onside.

3.3

Guha to Rolton, OUT, another wicket down, it was bit wide outside the off stump and Rolton follows it and pushes at it, the ball takes the outside edge and through to Sarah Taylor, who takes her second catch.

KL Rolton c †SJ Taylor b Guha 1 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

Jodie Fields is the new batter.

3.4

Guha to Fields, FOUR, good positive shot from Fields, it was full outside the off stump and and Fields drives in the air but in the gap to backward point fence.

3.5

Guha to Fields, no run, short outside the off stump, but not much bounce their as it goes on the bounce to the keeper.

3.6

Guha to Fields, no run, moves back and works to midwicket.

Australia Women are reeling at 13 for 3 in 3 overs.

End of over 4 (5 runs) Australia Women 13/3
JM Fields    4* (3b 1x4)      IT Guha    2-0-7-1
LJ Poulton    1* (8b)     

4.1

Brunt to Poulton, no run, pushes it back to the bowler.

4.2

Brunt to Poulton, no run, moves forward and pushes to cover.

4.3

Brunt to Poulton, no run, moves forward and drives firmly to extra cover.

4.4

Brunt to Poulton, no run, pushes at the delivery on the front foot and gets an inside edge to the onside.

4.5

Brunt to Poulton, 2 runs, drives well on the up through mid-on, a diving effort by Colvin but to no avail as the ball goes to long on.

4.6

Brunt to Poulton, no run, pushes to the off side.

End of over 5 (2 runs) Australia Women 15/3
LJ Poulton    3* (14b)      KH Brunt    3-0-7-2
JM Fields    4* (3b 1x4)     

Taylor is standing up to the stumps now.

5.1

Guha to Fields, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, Fields gets forward and defends it with a straight bat

5.2

Guha to Fields, no run, another good delivery, played away towards cover

5.3

Guha to Fields, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, in the channel and she leaves it through to the keeper

5.4

Guha to Fields, no run, full and on the pads, Fields stays back and works it away on the leg side

5.5

Guha to Fields, no run, defended away towards midwicket

5.6

Guha to Fields, 1 no ball, called for overstepping - free hit coming up

5.6

Guha to Fields, 1 run, bit of a wild swing, gets it away to mid-on and they scamper through for a single

End of over 6 (2 runs) Australia Women 17/3
JM Fields    5* (10b 1x4)      IT Guha    3-0-9-1
LJ Poulton    3* (14b)     

Brunt to continue

6.1

Brunt to Fields, no run, short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Fields pushes forward and taps it away towards cover, no room for a single there

6.2

Brunt to Fields, 1 wide, pitched up and drifting down the leg side, Fields fails to get bat on ball and that's called a wide

6.2

Brunt to Fields, no run, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover, good shot for no runs

6.3

Brunt to Fields, no run, full and on the middle and off stump line, hint of away swing - Fields stays back and clips it away towards midwicket, once again the ball goes straight to the fielder there

6.4

Brunt to Fields, no run, pushed away on the off side

6.5

Brunt to Fields, no run, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, width offered but Fields fails to tap it away

6.6

Brunt to Fields, no run, another mis-hit, short and wide outside the off stump and the this time the cut shot goes straight to the fielder at cover point

End of over 7 (1 run) Australia Women 18/3
JM Fields    5* (16b 1x4)      KH Brunt    4-0-8-2
LJ Poulton    3* (14b)     

7.1

Guha to Poulton, FOUR, shot! pitched up in the slot outside the off stump and Poulton hammers it straight past the fielder at extra cover, perfect timing and excellent placement

7.2

Guha to Poulton, no run, left alone outside the off stump

7.3

Guha to Poulton, no run, good length and this one swung away late, lovely delivery from Guha and Poulton is beaten all ends up

7.4

Guha to Poulton, 1 wide, wayward delivery outside the off stump, swung too much and that's rightly called a wide

7.4

Guha to Poulton, no run, full and on the stump, Poulton stays back and clips it away to midwicket

7.5

Guha to Poulton, no run, short and wide outside the off stump, Poulton goes for the cut but fails to make contact. Missed out there on some easy runs

7.6

Guha to Poulton, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, in the slot and Poulton drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off. End of a decent over

End of over 8 (5 runs) Australia Women 23/3
LJ Poulton    7* (20b 1x4)      IT Guha    4-0-14-1
JM Fields    5* (16b 1x4)     

8.1

Brunt to Fields, no run, bit of width offered outside the off stump but the cut shot is not time properly, ball rolls away off the bottom edge

8.2

Brunt to Fields, no run, pitched up on the middle and off stump line and Fields drives it straight back to the bowler on the bounce

8.3

Brunt to Fields, no run, another line and length delivery, once again a wicket to wicket delivery and Fields tamely defends it down on the leg side

8.4

Brunt to Fields, 1 run, pitched up and drifting on to the pads, Fields stays back and works it away behind square on the leg side

8.5

Brunt to Poulton, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, hint of away swing - Poulton moves across a bit and works it away towards cover

8.6

Brunt to Poulton, no run, puched back to the bowler on the bounce

End of over 9 (1 run) Australia Women 24/3
LJ Poulton    7* (22b 1x4)      KH Brunt    5-0-9-2
JM Fields    6* (20b 1x4)     

Last batting powerplay over coming up

9.1

Guha to Fields, 2 runs, on the pads and worked away behind square on the leg side

9.2

Guha to Fields, no run, punched off the back foot to the cover region

9.3

Guha to Fields, no run, slower delivery and Fields watchfully punches it down to mid-on

9.4

Guha to Fields, FOUR, good length delivery, was close to the off stump line - Fields leans back, makes room and cuts it away well wide of the fully fielder

9.5

Guha to Fields, 2 runs, worked away off the pads to deep square leg, easy two

9.6

Guha to Fields, no run, good delivery to end the over - close to the off stump line and Fields plays it away on the off side

9.6

Guha to Fields, no run, good delivery to end the over - close to the off stump line and Fields plays it away on the off side

9.6

Guha to Fields, no run, good delivery to end the over - close to the off stump line and Fields plays it away on the off side

End of over 10 (8 runs) Australia Women 32/3
JM Fields    14* (26b 2x4)      IT Guha    5-0-22-1
LJ Poulton    7* (22b 1x4)     

Edwards is out because of flu and Nicky Shaw is leading the team in her place. Meanwhile England opt for the second powerplay.

10.1

Brunt to Poulton, no run, moves forward and plays back to the bowler.

10.2

Brunt to Poulton, no run, short ball punched off the back foot to extra cover.

10.3

Brunt to Poulton, no run, moves forward and drives to mid-off, a mistimed shot.

10.4

Brunt to Poulton, no run, moves back and pushes to the off side as the ball comes in.

10.5

Brunt to Poulton, 1 run, dropped at point, it was hit in the air and Greenway dives to her right and drops it.

10.6

Brunt to Fields, 1 run, works to the onside to midwicket.

End of over 11 (2 runs) Australia Women 34/3
JM Fields    15* (27b 2x4)      KH Brunt    6-0-11-2
LJ Poulton    8* (27b 1x4)     

Nicky Shaw replaces Isha Guha.

11.1

Shaw to Fields, no run, back of a length and Fields defends it on the track.

11.2

Shaw to Fields, OUT, lovely delivery cuts back in and strikes the pad, bat not in line with the ball, a loud appeal and given, a crucial breakthrough for England Women as the partnership was gaining momentum.

JM Fields lbw b Shaw 15 (29m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 51.72

Australia Women are 4 down for 34. Blackwell is the new batter. Nicky Shaw strikes in her first over.

11.3

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, full delivery driven to extra cover.

11.4

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, moves forward and defends to cover.

11.5

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, moves back and punches to the off side.

11.6

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, comes forward and defends to short cover.

A wicket maiden for Nicky Shaw.

End of over 12 (wicket maiden) Australia Women 34/4
AJ Blackwell    0* (4b)      NJ Shaw    1-1-0-1
LJ Poulton    8* (27b 1x4)     

England keeping the pressure on, here comes Holly Colvin, will bowl round the wicket.

12.1

Colvin to Poulton, no run, flights it full and digs it back to the bowler.

12.2

Colvin to Poulton, OUT, a full toss and Poulton hits it straight down the throat of Atkins at long on. Australia innings falling apart.

LJ Poulton c Atkins b Colvin 8 (53m 29b 1x4 0x6) SR: 27.58

12.3

Colvin to Blackwell, 1 run, worked through midwicket for a single.

12.4

Colvin to Perry, no run, flights it full and Perry pushes to the off side.

12.5

Colvin to Perry, no run, uses her feet and drives to mid-off.

12.6

Colvin to Perry, no run, comes forward and plays down the track.

End of over 13 (1 run) Australia Women 35/5
EA Perry    0* (3b)      HL Colvin    1-0-1-1
AJ Blackwell    1* (5b)     

13.1

Shaw to Blackwell, 1 run, nudges it to fine leg for a single.

13.2

Shaw to Perry, no run, moves forward and plays behind point.

13.3

Shaw to Perry, no run, defended to the off side.

13.4

Shaw to Perry, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to right of gully for a single.

13.5

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

13.6

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, defended watchfully once again to the off side.

End of over 14 (2 runs) Australia Women 37/5
AJ Blackwell    2* (8b)      NJ Shaw    2-1-2-1
EA Perry    1* (6b)     

14.1

Colvin to Perry, no run, full delivery driven to mid-on.

14.2

Colvin to Perry, no run, looking to work it through the onside, off the bat onto the boot and to the off side.

14.3

Colvin to Perry, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

14.4

Colvin to Perry, no run, moves back this time and works to the onside.

14.5

Colvin to Perry, no run, comes forward and drives to mid-off.

14.6

Colvin to Perry, no run, uses her feet and plays it back to the bowler.

End of over 15 (maiden) Australia Women 37/5
EA Perry    1* (12b)      HL Colvin    2-1-1-1
AJ Blackwell    2* (8b)     

15.1

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, turned to the onside.

15.2

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, bit wide outside the off stump and Blackwell lets it go through to the keeper.

15.3

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, defends it back to the bowler.

15.4

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, moves across her stumps and drives to extra cover.

15.5

Shaw to Blackwell, 1 run, pushes in the gap at cover for a single.

15.6

Shaw to Perry, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

End of over 16 (1 run) Australia Women 38/5
EA Perry    1* (13b)      NJ Shaw    3-1-3-1
AJ Blackwell    3* (13b)     

16.1

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, tossed up on the middle and off stump line, Blackwell gets a good stride in and defends it down

16.2

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, moves forward and drives it back to the bowler

16.3

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, once again comes down the track and gets to the pitch of the delivery but fails to get it past the bowler

16.4

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, steps forward and drives it into the gap between cover and point

16.5

Colvin to Blackwell, 1 run, driven past the diving bowler to long-off

16.6

Colvin to Perry, no run, comes down the track, takes it on the full and hits it back down the track to the bowler, mis-field allows the batters to cross over

Time for drinks. Australia are in deep trouble here at 39 for 5 in 17 overs. They need a long partnership if they are to put up a decent total.

End of over 17 (1 run) Australia Women 39/5
EA Perry    1* (14b)      HL Colvin    3-1-2-1
AJ Blackwell    4* (18b)     

17.1

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, worked away on the leg side

17.2

Shaw to Blackwell, no run

17.3

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, steps forward and punches it away towards cover

17.4

Shaw to Blackwell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, defended watchfully

17.5

Shaw to Blackwell, 1 run, punched wide of the fielder at cover

17.6

Shaw to Perry, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, was in the slot to be hit but Perry fails to get it past the fielder at cover

End of over 18 (1 run) Australia Women 40/5
EA Perry    1* (15b)      NJ Shaw    4-1-4-1
AJ Blackwell    5* (23b)     

18.1

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, comes down the track to the pitch of the delivery and drives it down to mid-off

18.2

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region, no room for a single there

18.3

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, comes down the track and takes it on the full but ends up hitting it straight back to the bowler

18.4

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, goes for the slog sweep and fails to make contact, loud appeal for lbw turned down - hit outside the line of the off stump for sure

18.5

Colvin to Blackwell, 1 wide, drifting down the leg side and Blackwell fails to make contact

18.5

Colvin to Blackwell, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at cover, easy single

18.6

Colvin to Perry, OUT, stumped! tossed up outside the off stump and Perry is drawn out of the crease, she looks for the big hit over mid-off but fails to make contact and Sarah Taylor makes it look easy. Australia slip further

EA Perry st †SJ Taylor b Colvin 1 (20m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.25

End of over 19 (2 runs) Australia Women 42/6
     HL Colvin    4-1-4-2
AJ Blackwell    6* (28b)     

Marsh into the attack.

19.1

Marsh to Blackwell, no run, turn for Marsh into the batter, comes forward and defends to the off side.

19.2

Marsh to Blackwell, no run, uses her feet and drives to mid-off.

19.3

Marsh to Blackwell, no run, once again uses her feet and drives back to the bowler.

19.4

Marsh to Blackwell, no run, opens the face off the bat and plays to point.

60 balls since the last boundary.

19.5

Marsh to Blackwell, no run, full toss driven back to the bowler.

19.6

Marsh to Blackwell, no run, comes forward and plays back to the bowler.

End of over 20 (maiden) Australia Women 42/6
AJ Blackwell    6* (34b)      LA Marsh    1-1-0-0
LK Ebsary    0* (0b)     

20.1

Colvin to Ebsary, no run, driven firmly back to the bowler.

20.2

Colvin to Ebsary, FOUR, good aggression from Ebsary, swings it high and wide of long on for a boundary.

20.3

Colvin to Ebsary, no run, moves forward and pushes to extra cover.

20.4

Colvin to Ebsary, no run, tossed up outside the off stump and coming in quickly, pushes to the off side.

20.5

Colvin to Ebsary, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

20.6

Colvin to Ebsary, FOUR, swings across the line and hits it well to midwicket fence, that hit brings up the 50 for Australia.

End of over 21 (8 runs) Australia Women 50/6
LK Ebsary    8* (6b 2x4)      HL Colvin    5-1-12-2
AJ Blackwell    6* (34b)     

21.1

Marsh to Blackwell, 1 run, moves inside the line and tickles it down to short fine leg for a single.

21.2

Marsh to Ebsary, 2 runs, pushes forward and gets the outside edge past the keeper and down to third man.

21.3

Marsh to Ebsary, FOUR, once again swung in the air over midwicket to the fence.

21.4

Marsh to Ebsary, no run, tossed up full and driven to midwicket, Isha Guha does well.

21.5

Marsh to Ebsary, no run, comes forward and defends to cover.

21.6

Marsh to Ebsary, no run, moves forward and drives to mid-off.

End of over 22 (7 runs) Australia Women 57/6
LK Ebsary    14* (11b 3x4)      LA Marsh    2-1-7-0
AJ Blackwell    7* (35b)     

22.1

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, driven in the air wide of the bowler to mid-off.

22.2

Colvin to Blackwell, no run, comes forward and defends on the track.

22.3

Colvin to Blackwell, OUT, tossed up outside the off stump, Blackwell sweeps and miscues it in the air and behind square leg, Rainford-Brent runs across and takes the catch. Australia 7 down for 57.

AJ Blackwell c Rainford-Brent b Colvin 7 (38m 38b 0x4 0x6) SR: 18.42

Farrell is the new batter but it will be Ebsary on strike.

22.4

Colvin to Ebsary, 1 run, hit in the air and just short of Claire Taylor, a good stop by her on the bounce.

22.5

Colvin to Farrell, no run, pushes to extra cover.

22.6

Colvin to Farrell, no run, comes forward and pushes to the onside.

End of over 23 (1 run) Australia Women 58/7
RM Farrell    0* (2b)      HL Colvin    6-1-13-3
LK Ebsary    15* (12b 3x4)     

23.1

Marsh to Ebsary, no run, moves back and defends to the off side.

23.2

Marsh to Ebsary, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on for a single.

23.3

Marsh to Farrell, no run, comes forward and plays it back to the bowler.

23.4

Marsh to Farrell, no run, looking to cut the ball on the front foot and misses it.

23.5

Marsh to Farrell, 2 wides, uses her feet and Marsh drags it down the leg side, signalled a wide.

23.5

Marsh to Ebsary, no run, punches off the back foot to the off side.

23.6

Marsh to Ebsary, no run, makes room and cuts to extra cover.

End of over 24 (3 runs) Australia Women 61/7
LK Ebsary    16* (16b 3x4)      LA Marsh    3-1-10-0
RM Farrell    0* (4b)     

24.1

Colvin to Farrell, no run, pushes to the onside.

24.2

Colvin to Farrell, no run, driven to mid-off.

24.3

Colvin to Farrell, FOUR, uses her feet well and hits it high and over the bowler to long on fence.

24.4

Colvin to Farrell, FOUR, moves forward and drives it beautifully through extra cover, Taylor running around cannot stop it.

24.5

Colvin to Farrell, no run, moves back and plays to the onside, Colvin moves across and fields the ball.

24.6

Colvin to Farrell, no run, plays it down the track back to the bowler.

At the half way stage, Australia are struggling at 69 for 7.

End of over 25 (8 runs) Australia Women 69/7
RM Farrell    8* (10b 2x4)      HL Colvin    7-1-21-3
LK Ebsary    16* (16b 3x4)     

25.1

Marsh to Ebsary, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

25.2

Marsh to Farrell, 1 wide, down the leg side, signalled a wide.

25.2

Marsh to Farrell, no run, on the front foot and plays it down the track.

25.3

Marsh to Farrell, no run, pushes to the right of extra cover.

25.4

Marsh to Farrell, 1 run, uses her feet and drives past mid-on for a quick single.

25.5

Marsh to Ebsary, FOUR, hits it well and hard in the air and Claire makes a desperate effort to stop the ball on the bounce but fails to do so at long on.

25.6

Marsh to Ebsary, 5 wides, too wide down the leg side.

25.6

Marsh to Ebsary, 1 run, driven down the ground to long on.

End of over 26 (13 runs) Australia Women 82/7
LK Ebsary    22* (19b 4x4)      LA Marsh    4-1-23-0
RM Farrell    9* (13b 2x4)     

Katherine Brunt is back into the attack.

26.1

Brunt to Ebsary, no run, back of a length delivery defended to the off side to mid-off.

26.2

Brunt to Ebsary, 1 run, makes room and cuts well along the ground to the sweeper on the off side.

26.3

Brunt to Farrell, no run, good ball kept it on the a good line as Farrell was moving in the crease to distract Katherine.

26.4

Brunt to Farrell, 3 runs, driven nicely through square of the wicket to the off side to deep, good diving save by Morgan.

26.5

Brunt to Ebsary, 1 leg bye, off the pad to short fine leg.

26.6

Brunt to Farrell, no run, slower delivery too wide outside the off stump.

End of over 27 (5 runs) Australia Women 87/7
RM Farrell    12* (16b 2x4)      KH Brunt    7-0-15-2
LK Ebsary    23* (22b 4x4)     

27.1

Marsh to Ebsary, OUT, tossed up outside the off stump and Ebsary hits it high in the air and to deep midwicket, Greenway judges it well to take it over her head. Ebsary falls after a quick knock.

LK Ebsary c Greenway b Marsh 23 (28m 23b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Osborne is the new batter but it will be Farrell on strike.

27.2

Marsh to Farrell, 1 run, turns it forward of square leg for a single.

27.3

Marsh to Osborne, no run, moves across her stumps and works to mid-on.

27.4

Marsh to Osborne, 1 run, plays it to midwicket and goes through for a quick single.

27.5

Marsh to Farrell, 1 run, moves forward and then backwards and pulls along the ground to deep square leg.

27.6

Marsh to Osborne, no run, comes forward and defends to the off side.

End of over 28 (3 runs) Australia Women 90/8
EA Osborne    1* (3b)      LA Marsh    5-1-26-1
RM Farrell    14* (18b 2x4)     

28.1

Brunt to Farrell, no run, mistimes the cut to the off side.

28.2

Brunt to Farrell, no run, full ball driven to mid-on.

28.3

Brunt to Farrell, 1 wide, full and too wide outside the off stump.

28.3

Brunt to Farrell, 1 wide, this time down the leg side, another wide delivery.

28.3

Brunt to Farrell, no run, fuller and sliding down the leg side, an appeal turned down.

28.4

Brunt to Farrell, no run, slower and bit wide outside the off stump, left alone.

28.5

Brunt to Farrell, 1 run, short ball cut to point, not much timing there.

28.6

Brunt to Osborne, no run, fuller delivery outside the off stump, left alone.

End of over 29 (3 runs) Australia Women 93/8
EA Osborne    1* (4b)      KH Brunt    8-0-18-2
RM Farrell    15* (23b 2x4)     

29.1

Marsh to Farrell, no run, spins way down the leg side, the batter looks to lap it around, mistimes to short fine leg.

29.2

Marsh to Farrell, no run, plays it back to the bowler.

29.3

Marsh to Farrell, no run, makes room and cuts hard behind point.

29.4

Marsh to Farrell, no run, looking to pull the ball and gets an inside edge onto the pads.

29.5

Marsh to Farrell, no run, pushes it down the track to the bowler.

29.6

Marsh to Farrell, 1 run, moves forward and eases it to cover for a single.

End of over 30 (1 run) Australia Women 94/8
RM Farrell    16* (29b 2x4)      LA Marsh    6-1-27-1
EA Osborne    1* (4b)     

Nicky Shaw is back.

30.1

Shaw to Farrell, no run, pushes to the off side to extra cover.

30.2

Shaw to Farrell, no run, pushes once again to extra cover on the front foot.

30.3

Shaw to Farrell, no run, stands in the crease and plays square of the wicket on the off side.

30.4

Shaw to Farrell, 1 run, delicately glides it down to third man for a single.

30.5

Shaw to Osborne, no run, pushes to the onside to midwicket.

30.6

Shaw to Osborne, no run, works it to midwicket.

End of over 31 (1 run) Australia Women 95/8
EA Osborne    1* (6b)      NJ Shaw    5-1-5-1
RM Farrell    17* (33b 2x4)     

31.1

Marsh to Farrell, no run, moves forward and plays to point.

31.2

Marsh to Farrell, no run, spins from wide outside the off stump, good turn and bounce, plays to cover.

31.3

Marsh to Farrell, no run, moves back and defends square of the wicket on the off side.

31.4

Marsh to Farrell, 1 run, looking to lap it around, gets a leading edge behind square leg.

31.5

Marsh to Osborne, no run, comes forward and defends to the onside.

31.6

Marsh to Osborne, no run, moves across her stumps and almost bowled her, strikes the pad outside the line.

End of over 32 (1 run) Australia Women 96/8
EA Osborne    1* (8b)      LA Marsh    7-1-28-1
RM Farrell    18* (37b 2x4)     

32.1

Shaw to Farrell, no run, full delivery driven to extra cover.

32.2

Shaw to Farrell, no run, pushes square of the wicket on the off side to point.

32.3

Shaw to Farrell, no run, plays to point once again.

32.4

Shaw to Farrell, no run, full delivery pushed to off side to extra cover.

32.5

Shaw to Farrell, no run, played back down the track to the bowler.

32.6

Shaw to Farrell, no run, plays to extra cover.

Another good over from Nicky Shaw, 5 runs from 6 overs.

End of over 33 (maiden) Australia Women 96/8
RM Farrell    18* (43b 2x4)      NJ Shaw    6-2-5-1
EA Osborne    1* (8b)     

33.1

Marsh to Osborne, no run, uses her feet and blocks the ball to the off side.

33.2

Marsh to Osborne, no run, shuffles across and defends down the track.

33.3

Marsh to Osborne, no run, uses her feet and takes it on the full and drives it back to the bowler.

33.4

Marsh to Osborne, no run, turns it around to the onside to square leg.

33.5

Marsh to Osborne, no run, full toss driven square of the wicket on the off side.

33.6

Marsh to Osborne, no run, pushes to mid-on, another maiden over.

Mandatory ball change after 34 overs.

End of over 34 (maiden) Australia Women 96/8
EA Osborne    1* (14b)      LA Marsh    8-2-28-1
RM Farrell    18* (43b 2x4)     

34.1

Shaw to Farrell, no run, yorker length delivery squeezed out to backward point.

34.2

Shaw to Farrell, no run, full toss driven to mid-off, still no sign of a single.

34.3

Shaw to Farrell, no run, moves forward and drives to extra cover.

34.4

Shaw to Farrell, no run, pushes to extra cover.

34.5

Shaw to Farrell, 1 run, full delivery driven down the ground to long off.

34.6

Shaw to Osborne, no run, defended on the front foot to mid-on.

End of over 35 (1 run) Australia Women 97/8
EA Osborne    1* (15b)      NJ Shaw    7-2-6-1
RM Farrell    19* (48b 2x4)     

2.77 is the current run rate

35.1

Marsh to Farrell, no run, tossed up on the stumps and that's defended down on the leg side

35.2

Marsh to Farrell, no run, slightly short and turning in, Farrell stays back and defends it with a straight bat

35.3

Marsh to Farrell, no run, worked away towards midwicket, no room for a single

35.4

Marsh to Farrell, OUT, pushed away towards cover point and they take off for a dangerous single, Brent moves across quickly and fires in a good throw to the keeper and the bails are off in a flash. They go upstairs and after a long look the red light comes on. Australia 9 down - just one to go

EA Osborne run out 1 (25m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 6.66

Match State: Drinks

35.5

Marsh to Andrews, no run, loud appeal for lbw turned down, this one turned in from wide outside the off stump and was missing leg

35.6

Marsh to Andrews, no run, tossed up and turning in, defended down on the leg side

End of over 36 (wicket maiden) Australia Women 97/9
SJ Andrews    0* (2b)      LA Marsh    9-3-28-1
RM Farrell    19* (52b 2x4)     

36.1

Shaw to Farrell, no run, full and on the off stump line, driven straight to the fielder at midwicket

36.2

Shaw to Farrell, no run, defended off the back-foot to the cover region

36.3

Shaw to Farrell, 1 run, fulltoss outside the off stump and that's tamely played away through cover point for a single

36.4

Shaw to Andrews, no run, short of a good length delivery, close to the off stump line and Andrews plays it away towards gully

36.5

Shaw to Andrews, no run, inside edge on to the pad and the ball rolls away on the off side

36.6

Shaw to Andrews, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at point

End of over 37 (1 run) Australia Women 98/9
SJ Andrews    0* (5b)      NJ Shaw    8-2-7-1
RM Farrell    20* (55b 2x4)     

37.1

Marsh to Farrell, no run, comes down the track and drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

37.2

Marsh to Farrell, no run, short and turning in from outside the off stump, Farrell goes back and across and cuts it away towards gully

37.3

Marsh to Farrell, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the cover region, again straight to the fielder

37.4

Marsh to Farrell, 1 run, short delivery, pulled away to deep square leg for an easy single

37.5

Marsh to Andrews, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, Andrews gets a good stride in and defends it with a straight bat

37.6

Marsh to Andrews, no run, jumble of bat and pad and the ball rolls away of the pad - half hearted appeal for lbw turned down

End of over 38 (1 run) Australia Women 99/9
SJ Andrews    0* (7b)      LA Marsh    10-3-29-1
RM Farrell    21* (59b 2x4)     

Brunt is back.

38.1

Brunt to Farrell, no run, starts off with one drifting down the leg side and that's played away towards midwicket

38.2

Brunt to Farrell, no run, forced away off the back-foot to the point region, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

38.3

Brunt to Farrell, no run, forced away off the back-foot to cover point, again no room for a single there

38.4

Brunt to Farrell, 1 run, played with soft hands to backward point and they scamper through for a single that brings up the 100

38.5

Brunt to Andrews, no run, good length delivery on the middle and off stump line, defended watchfully

38.6

Brunt to Andrews, no run, good length and cutting in sharply, Andrews defends it off the front-foot

End of over 39 (1 run) Australia Women 100/9
SJ Andrews    0* (9b)      KH Brunt    9-0-19-2
RM Farrell    22* (63b 2x4)     

Colvin replaces Marsh

39.1

Colvin to Farrell, no run, tossed up outside the off stump, driven straight to the fielder at extra cover

39.2

Colvin to Farrell, 1 run, played away off the back-foot to the vacant cover point region for an easy single

39.3

Colvin to Andrews, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended leaning well forward

39.4

Colvin to Andrews, no run, short ball and that's defended off the back-foot

39.5

Colvin to Andrews, 2 runs, slightly short and width offered outside the off stump, Andrews picks it up early, leans back and cuts it away through the gap between backward point and short third man

39.6

Colvin to Andrews, no run, left alone outside the off stump

End of over 40 (3 runs) Australia Women 103/9
SJ Andrews    2* (13b)      HL Colvin    8-1-24-3
RM Farrell    23* (65b 2x4)     

40.1

Brunt to Farrell, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump, Farrell stands her ground and drives, ball clips the inside edge and thuds in to the pad

40.2

Brunt to Farrell, no run, short and wide outside the off stump and Farrell cuts it away well in front of point

40.3

Brunt to Farrell, no run, full and coming in with the angle, Farrell drives with a straight bat and the ball rolls back to the bowler

40.4

Brunt to Farrell, 2 runs, fulltoss outside the off stump and that's forced into the gap between the cover fielders

40.5

Brunt to Farrell, no run, hint of in swing, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on

It has been 90 balls since the last boundary

40.6

Brunt to Farrell, 1 run, cut away off the back-foot to the short thirdman region, easy single to end the over. End of a fine spell from Brunt.

End of over 41 (3 runs) Australia Women 106/9
RM Farrell    26* (71b 2x4)      KH Brunt    10-0-22-2
SJ Andrews    2* (13b)     

41.1

Colvin to Farrell, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, Farrell taps it away behind square on the leg side and they take the single

41.2

Colvin to Andrews, no run, tossed up on the stumps, defended

41.3

Colvin to Andrews, no run, worked away off the back-foot to short cover

41.4

Colvin to Andrews, 1 run, short ball, pulled away to midwicket for a single

41.5

Colvin to Farrell, no run, edged away towards square leg, no room for a single there

41.6

Colvin to Farrell, no run, goes for the drive and the ball rolls away off the outside edge to the point region

End of over 42 (2 runs) Australia Women 108/9
RM Farrell    27* (74b 2x4)      HL Colvin    9-1-26-3
SJ Andrews    3* (16b)     

Isha Guha is back on - she has five overs left in her spell

42.1

Guha to Andrews, no run, width offered outside the off stump but Andrews fails to get it past the fielder at cover

42.2

Guha to Andrews, no run, driven off the back-foot and the ball goes straight to the fielder at extra cover

42.3

Guha to Andrews, no run, wicket to wicket delivery and that's defended with a straight bat

42.4

Guha to Andrews, 2 runs, pitched up on the pad and drifting down, Andrews stays back and clips it away through square leg

42.5

Guha to Andrews, no run, nice looking drive but the ball goes straight to the fielder at extra cover

42.6

Guha to Andrews, no run, played away towards cover, another overs comes to an end. Seven overs to go

End of over 43 (2 runs) Australia Women 110/9
SJ Andrews    5* (22b)      IT Guha    6-0-24-1
RM Farrell    27* (74b 2x4)     

43.1

Colvin to Farrell, no run, flat delivery, coming in with the angle and Farrell defends it down on the off side

43.2

Colvin to Farrell, no run, tossed up - Farrell comes down the track and takes it on the full but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

43.3

Colvin to Farrell, no run, punched straight back to the bowler

43.4

Colvin to Farrell, no run, pushed back to the bowler

43.5

Colvin to Farrell, no run, forced away just wide of the fielder at cover

43.6

Colvin to Farrell, 1 run, slightly short and that's pulled away off the back-foot to deep midwicket.

End of over 44 (1 run) Australia Women 111/9
RM Farrell    28* (80b 2x4)      HL Colvin    10-1-27-3
SJ Andrews    5* (22b)     

44.1

Guha to Farrell, 1 run, full and drifting down the leg side, worked away wide of the fielder at short fine leg for a single

44.2

Guha to Andrews, no run, on the stumps and that's defended watchfully

44.3

Guha to Andrews, no run, yorker - sliding down the leg side and the lbw appeal is turned down

44.4

Guha to Andrews, no run, worked away off the pads to the midwicket region

44.5

Guha to Andrews, no run, good length delivery outside the off stump and Andrews drives it straight to the fielder at mid-off

44.6

Guha to Andrews, no run, another yorker and Andrews digs it out

Batting PowerPlay comes into effect. Beth Morgan into the attack now

End of over 45 (1 run) Australia Women 112/9
SJ Andrews    5* (27b)      IT Guha    7-0-25-1
RM Farrell    29* (81b 2x4)     

45.1

Morgan to Farrell, no run, full and on the stumps, punched off the back-foot to mid-on

45.2

Morgan to Farrell, no run, worked away off the pads to the midwicket region

45.3

Morgan to Farrell, FOUR, full and drifting down the leg side, wayward delivery and Farrell flicks it away past the fielder at short fine leg, welcome runs for Australia

45.4

Morgan to Farrell, no run, pitched up and Farrell drives it straight back to the bowler

45.5

Morgan to Farrell, 2 runs, tucked away off the pads to the deep backward square leg

45.6

Morgan to Farrell, no run, drifting down the leg side but Farrell fails to make contact and the ball rolls away off the pad, end of a good over for Australia

End of over 46 (6 runs) Australia Women 118/9
RM Farrell    35* (87b 3x4)      BL Morgan    1-0-6-0
SJ Andrews    5* (27b)     

Nicky Shaw is back - she has two overs left

46.1

Shaw to Andrews, 3 runs, good length delivery outside the off stump, Andrews pushes forward and drives it through the gap between mid-off and cover - great shot

46.2

Shaw to Farrell, no run, fulltoss and that's hit straight to the fielder at midwicket - missed out there

46.3

Shaw to Farrell, no run, good length delivery, driven hard but straight to the fielder at cover

46.4

Shaw to Farrell, 1 run, punched down to long-on and they scamper through for a single

46.5

Shaw to Andrews, no run, driven straight back to the bowler

46.6

Shaw to Andrews, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, once again driven straight back to the bowler

End of over 47 (4 runs) Australia Women 122/9
SJ Andrews    8* (30b)      NJ Shaw    9-2-11-1
RM Farrell    36* (90b 3x4)     

47.1

Morgan to Farrell, no run, pitched up and driven straight back down the track, diving stop from the bowler cuts off the single

47.2

Morgan to Farrell, no run, worked away towards midwicket, fielder moves across quickly and cuts off the single

47.3

Morgan to Farrell, 1 run, driven wide of the fielder at cover and a single is added to the total

47.4

Morgan to Andrews, 1 run, full and in the slot outside the off stump - Andrews winds-up and lofts it down to long-on, there is protection in the deep, so just a single. This partnership is now worth 27

47.5

Morgan to Farrell, no run, tries to work it away off the pad but fails to make contact

47.6

Morgan to Farrell, no run, pitched up and Farrell drives it straight to the fielder at cover

End of over 48 (2 runs) Australia Women 124/9
RM Farrell    37* (95b 3x4)      BL Morgan    2-0-8-0
SJ Andrews    9* (31b)     

48.1

Shaw to Andrews, FOUR, Andrews! in the slot and Andrews swings across the line, the shot is timed to perfection and the ball races away to the midwicket fence

48.2

Shaw to Andrews, 1 run, makes room and punches it down to long-on for a single

48.3

Shaw to Farrell, no run, pitched up outside the off stump, Farrell gets forward and drives hard but fails to get it past the fielder at cover

48.4

Shaw to Farrell, 1 run, once again comes down the track, takes it on the full and drives down to long-off for a single

48.5

Shaw to Andrews, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump and Andrews drives it down to long-off

48.6

Shaw to Farrell, no run, swings across the line and is beaten by the lack of pace

End of over 49 (7 runs) Australia Women 131/9
RM Farrell    38* (98b 3x4)      NJ Shaw    10-2-18-1
SJ Andrews    15* (34b 1x4)     

Last over of the innings coming up. Farrell and Andrews have added 34 runs for the 10th wicket.

49.1

Morgan to Andrews, 1 run, pitched up outside the off stump and Andrew lofts it down to long-off. Just a single. This now is the 10th wicket partnership record for Australia, previously it was 34 runs.

49.2

Morgan to Farrell, no run, forced away towards cover. Andrews looks for the single and is send back by Farrell - throw comes in at the bowler's end and the bails are removed but Andrews makes it back thanks to the dive

49.3

Morgan to Farrell, 1 run, driven off the back-foot to the cover region

49.4

Morgan to Andrews, OUT, fuller length delivery and Andrews swings hard, the shot is not timed well enough and the ball balloons up behind the stumps. Sarah Taylor calls for it and nicely settles under it

SJ Andrews c †SJ Taylor b Morgan 16 (44m 36b 1x4 0x6) SR: 44.44

Australia won the toss and elected to bat first but failed to apply themselves on a good batting track. Colvin was the pick of the bowlers with three wickets to her name. We will be back shortly with the case - Stay connected

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