The women battle for the Urn

Published 07/27/2015, 3:13 PM EDT

The women battle for the urn.

With the 3 match ashes 2015 series(women), tied at 1 apiece after the English women winning the first game, followed by a comeback win by the Aussie’s in the second game beating the English by 63 runs it all came down to the last game of the series.
England won the toss and elected to field. Out came the Australian openers and it was a tough pitch to get going at Worcester as the Aussies managed only 25 runs in 11 overs when their first wicket fell. Then came out Australia’s batting sensation Meg Lanning, who started playing briskly and managed to put up a 62 run partnership with Bolton before Bolton fell prey to sciver.
Meg Lanning rescued the Australian tank and scored a memorable 85 from 89 balls which included ten fours.
Then the final onslaught came from Ellyse Perry, who took the English bowlers to the cleaners scoring 67 off just 58 with 8 hits par the boundary and helping Australia to finish at a respectable 241.

The onus was on the English openers to take them to a good start, but it began on a dismal note with Perry dismissing Charlotte Edwards for nought in just the 4th ball of the English innings.
The third over saw the dismissal of Taylor leaving England reeling at 10-2 in the 3 over.
The only shining moment in the English batting line up came from Knight, Brunt and Greenway who were the only batswomen to cross double figures.
Australian bowler Beams made sure to get rid of the tail picking up 3 wickets in just 4.1 overs.
The English surrendered at 152 handing Australia a comprehensive 89 run win.
The Aussies managed to win the series after losing the first game and coming back to win the second and third.
Perry was adjudged player of the match for her all round performance with both the bat and the ball.



Vinender Paishetty

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