Women’s Ashes : Heather Knight, Brunt bring back England in contest on rain-hit day

Heather Knight scored 168 runs Getty Images

Heather Knight scored 168 runs Getty Images

Driven by captain Heather Knight’s unbeaten 168, England reversed the situation on Australia on the downpour abbreviated Day 3 of the ladies’ Ashes Test. Continuing the innings on 137, Knight proceeded to enroll her most elevated global score before England were bowled out for 297, just 40 runs low on Australia’s first innings score.

The hosts were before long diminished to 12 for 2, losing both their openers – Alyssa Healy and Rachel Haynes to Katherine Brunt. Healy pushed at a conveyance snacking away to be excused briefly ball duck and sack a couple. Four overs later, Haynes inside edged a conveyance that calculated in and was gotten by Tammy Beaumont at forward short leg. Before long, downpour halted play toward the beginning of the day meeting and no play was conceivable from there on Saturday.

Prior in the day, Knight and Sophie Eccelstone stretched out their 10th wicket organization to hundred runs before the last option was caught legbefore by a conveyance following in from Tahlia McGrath. Eccelstone’s most noteworthy Test score – 34 – helped rescue England of a problematic circumstance, having strolled in with the guests requiring 38 hurries to stay away from a follow on. It stayed the second most elevated score by an English hitter in the innings.

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Australia’s hold back to bowl out England broadened further with Kate Cross also playing a significant hand with her 22-ball 11 preceding top-edging a draw off Ellyse Perry to Darcie Brown at long leg, assisting England with including 62 runs Saturady morning at the Manuka Oval.

Australia are just 52 runs ahead, for the deficiency of two wickets, going into the last day’s play, with Perry and Beth Mooney unbeaten at stumps.

Brief Scores : Australia 337/9 decl. (Meg Lanning 93, Rachel Haynes 86; Katherine Brunt 5-60, Nat Sciver 3-41) & 12/2 (Katherine Brunt 2-4) lead England 297 (Heather Knight 168, Sophie Eccelstone 34; Ellyse Perry 2-57, Annabel Sutherland 2-62) by 52 runs

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