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Australia Women win the Ashes after ODI victory

Australia Women 131-5 beat England Women 129 by five wickets Australia Women won the second ODI to win the Women’s Ashes outright after a disappointing performance from England Women in Melbourne. The hosts bowled out Heather Knight’s team for 129 and chased the total down for the loss of five wickets. The result means Australia

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An early Loss of the Ashes – The First ODI

Cricket is the game for sharp changes of fortune. Heather Knight’s test innings of 168* was called one of the greatest ever seen in women’s tests. Was it inevitable that she should be dismissed first ball next time round? England’s selection told its own story. Once more Lisa Keightley included an extra batter at the

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Knight in Armour comes to the Nation’s Rescue

It’s England’s long-term policy to catch up with Australia and eventually overtake it. Two games played yesterday show the distance still to travel. On the second day of the test England were saved from ignominy by another outstanding performance from their captain. Heather Knight scored her second test century (127*) to defy the champions, but

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The Ashes Test

Prelims A fanfare of trumpets accompanied the news of Lauren Bell’s addition to the test squad. She was not picked to play. The train of thought behind this sequence of decisions is hard to follow. Her next test chance does not follow next week. Lisa Keightley learned from her grave error of the India test

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The Tour of Australia – The Opening Skirmishes

For the record here are summaries of the first four England matches: the three intra-squad matches the two England teams played as warm-ups (adjusted regulations were applied). Then the first Ashes T20. January 15, 35 overs: England 193-6 (Sciver 71, Knight 57) England A 183 (Capsey 44) England won by 10 runs January 16, 20

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Rain stops play in Adelaide

England Women v Australia Women – match abandoned due to rain The second IT20 between England Women and Australia Women at the Adelaide Oval was abandoned due to rain after 4.1 overs. It means the two available points were shared, with the score in the multi-format series now 3-1 Australia after two games. The two teams

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England Women Win Final IT20

England Women won the final match of the Vitality Women’s IT20 series and the Women’s Ashes with a spirited effort at Bristol. Debutant off-spinner Mady Villiers was the star of the day – taking 2-20 and claiming the big wickets of Alyssa Healy and Ashleigh Gardner. England had earlier set 139-5 from their 20 overs,

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