Women’s Ashes, Day 2 Stumps: Heather Knight scores ton but Australia hold upper hand;

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Women’s Ashes, Day 2 Stumps: Heather Knight scores ton but Australia hold upper hand;

Women’s Ashes: Despite a powerful ton by Heather Knight, Australia got the upper hand on Day 2 of the ongoing one-off Test in the Women’s Ashes here at the Manuka Oval on Friday, as their bowlers completely dismantled England’s batting attack.

Beginning Day 2 from 327/7, Australia lost an early wicket at 328, as Annabel Sutherland departed for 8 runs. Following her wicket, Jess Jonassen was also dismissed, Leaving team’s total at 337/9. Losing two wickets back to back, Australia declared the innings and sent England to bat. At Stumps, England’s score read at 235/8.

The Three Lionesses are currently trailing by 102 runs with Knight (127*) and Sophie Ecclestone (27*) currently standing unbeaten at the crease.

AUSTRALIA WOMEN 1ST INNINGS
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Rachael Haynes c †Jones b Brunt 86 180 265 10 0 47.77
Alyssa Healy † c †Jones b Brunt 0 8 12 0 0 0.00
Beth Mooney c †Jones b Shrubsole 3 3 5 0 0 100.00
Ellyse Perry c †Jones b Sciver 18 34 52 3 0 52.94
Meg Lanning (c) c Knight b Sciver 93 170 195 13 0 54.70
Tahlia McGrath c †Jones b Sciver 52 88 127 7 0 59.09
Ashleigh Gardner lbw b Brunt 56 74 89 8 1 75.67
Annabel Sutherland  b Brunt 8 35 49 1 0 22.85
Jess Jonassen c †Jones b Brunt 2 12 31 0 0 16.66
Alana King not out 7 21 17 1 0 33.33
Extras (b 8, lb 4) 12
TOTAL (104.1 Ov, RR: 3.23) 337/9d
Did not bat: Darcie Brown
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Alyssa Healy, 2.5 ov), 2-4 (Beth Mooney, 3.2 ov), 3-43 (Ellyse Perry, 14.5 ov), 4-212 (Meg Lanning, 65.4 ov), 5-212 (Rachael Haynes, 66.1 ov), 6-296 (Ashleigh Gardner, 88.3 ov), 7-327 (Tahlia McGrath, 96.6 ov), 8-328 (Annabel Sutherland, 100.1 ov), 9-337 (Jess Jonassen, 104.1 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Katherine Brunt 21.1 4 60 5 2.83 0 0
Anya Shrubsole 18 5 38 1 2.11 0 0
Kate Cross 17 4 67 0 3.94 0 0
Nat Sciver 16 4 41 3 2.56 0 0
Sophie Ecclestone 20 2 74 0 3.70 0 0
Charlie Dean 12 0 45 0 3.75 0 0
ENGLAND WOMEN 1ST INNINGS
BATTING R B M 4s 6s SR
Lauren Winfield-Hill c Mooney b Brown 4 7 10 1 0 57.14
Tammy Beaumont lbw b Perry 5 33 51 0 0 15.15
Heather Knight (c) not out 127 249 13 1 51.00
Nat Sciver c †Healy b Sutherland 15 42 52 2 0 35.71
Sophia Dunkley  b Perry 15 34 45 3 0 44.11
Amy Jones † c Brown b Sutherland 13 25 44 2 0 52.00
Katherine Brunt lbw b King 1 12 12 0 0 8.33
Charlie Dean c McGrath b Gardner 9 40 47 0 0 22.50
Anya Shrubsole c McGrath b Jonassen 3 21 22 0 0 14.28
Sophie Ecclestone not out 27 70 3 0 38.57
Extras (b 1, lb 3, nb 11, w 1) 16
TOTAL (87 Ov, RR: 2.70) 235/8
Yet to bat: Kate Cross
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Lauren Winfield-Hill, 2.1 ov), 2-23 (Tammy Beaumont, 11.1 ov), 3-46 (Nat Sciver, 24.6 ov), 4-79 (Sophia Dunkley, 35.6 ov), 5-118 (Amy Jones, 44.5 ov), 6-120 (Katherine Brunt, 47.4 ov), 7-150 (Charlie Dean, 60.2 ov), 8-169 (Anya Shrubsole, 66.3 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON WD NB
Darcie Brown 12 3 39 1 3.25 1 3
Ellyse Perry 15 2 35 2 2.33 0 2
Tahlia McGrath 6 0 27 0 4.50 0 5
Annabel Sutherland 17 4 52 2 3.05 0 1
Alana King 23 4 43 1 1.86 0 0
Jess Jonassen 5 1 8 1 1.60 0 0
Ashleigh Gardner 9 0 27 1 3.00 0 0

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