Beth Mooney, Darcie Brown help Australia to retain the Ashes

Darcie Brown took 4 wickets. Credit: IANS Photo

Darcie Brown took 4 wickets. Credit: IANS Photo

Australia Women held the Ashes with a 27-run prevail upon England in the opening ODI in Canberra with Beth Mooney (73) and Darcie Brown (4 for 34) assuming key parts on the day. Britain were set 205 to keep their expectations alive however banning a 45 from Natalie Sciver and an unbeaten 32 from Katherine Brunt the hitters neglected to turn up.

Britain, notwithstanding, figured out how to take things very near make the hosts sweat regardless of being 154 for 9 at one phase. Four balls before Kate Cross bored the ball back to Jess Jonassen, Alyssa Healy – mic’d up – yielded that things were getting excessively near solace and Cross was playing great shots. Brunt and Cross made 24 for the last wicket – the fourth-most noteworthy stand of the innings however none going beyond 35.

Britain slipped to 103 for 6 preceding the fightback really began. Tammy Beaumont and Heather Knight fell with only 10 on the board while Lauren Winfield Hill, Amy Ellen Jones and Sophia Dunkley neglected to offer a lot of obstruction. So when Sciver fell after the group had quite recently crossed 100, it appeared to be the hosts will actually want to wrap up the success pretty without any problem. All things being equal, Danielle Wyatt and Brunt got together to take the side forward yet the side experienced another wobble post the previous’ excusal. Brown excused three of the top to land vital punches and was instrumental in driving England to play make up for lost time in the pursuit.

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Australia, who were placed in, lost Rachel Haynes in the fourth finished yet were very much positioned after Healy and Meg Lanning took the side beyond 50. They made 47 off 81 preceding twin wickets of Lanning and Ellyse Perry constrained the side into reconstructing mode by and by.

It was Mooney and Tahlia McGrath who assisted the side tide through the wobble with a 58-run stand and have a stage to work with. Nonetheless, they also went from 125 for 4 to 152 for 7 with Mooney watching the wickets tumble from the opposite end. The match-evolving association, notwithstanding, separated Mooney and debutant Alana King. The pair made run-a-ball 52 with Mooney assuming responsibility and crushing 31 off 23 in the stand. That pushed the score past 200 and in the long run past England’s scope too.

Yet again brunt and Cross sacked two wickets each however were let somewhere around the top request as their expectations of winning the Ashes starting around 2013-14 were run.

Brief scores : Australia Women 205/9 in 50 overs (Beth Mooney 73; Kate Cross 3-33) beat England Women 178 in 45 overs (Natalie Sciver 45; Darcie Brown 4-34) by 27 runs.

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