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Women’s Ashes 2023 | Nail-Biting Finish- England Women Triumph Over Australia Women by 3 Runs

image-ljrg6qcyDanielle Wyatt played a brilliant knock against Australia (Source: Twitter)

The Women’s Ashes are alive as England Women come out victorious against the mighty Australians at Kennington Oval by 3 runs. The English bounce back after a disappointing loss in the 1st T20I. The toss went in favour of the Australia women and they elected to bowl first. The English batters started well as they put on 57 runs for the first wicket and were going great at the end of 10 overs where they were in a comfortable position at 87-1. 

All hell broke loose when Sutherland and Gardener restricted the score at 119-6 after 15 overs where they lost 5 wickets for just 22 runs, but the onslaught of opener Dani Wyatt who scored 76 from 46 balls and the quick fire cameos from Ecclestone and Sarah Glenn boosted the total to a formidable 186 in 20 overs. 

The Australia women innings started well with Healy and Mooney putting pressure on the English pacers by putting up another 50 plus partnership, but the spin trio of Ecclestone, Glenn and Dean not only contained the batters but also took wickets at regular intervals. In Spite of the efforts from Ellyse Perry who scored an impressive 51 from 27 balls and some explosive hits from Sutherland and Warenham the Australians still fell short of the target by just 3 runs.

Dani Wyatt Tames Australian Bowlers

image-ljrg10a6Wyatt's Strike rate against each Aussies bowler (Source: OneCricket)

The bowler she enjoyed playing today was Megan Schutt who had a forgettable game was taken apart by Wyatt as she cashed on to the deliveries which were giving her enough room and also made enough room to open the field on the offside which resulted in her striking her for 23 in 13 deliveries at a strike rate of 176.42. She has used this approach against Ellyse Perry(5 off 3), Mcgrath(8 off 5) and Darcie Brown(14 off 9) by cashing on any width she got and also created space to open the field and was striking all of them at 155+.

The only pacer who Wyatt could not decode was Annabel Sutherland who was the best bowler for Australia in the match and had strike rate of just 116.67 against her. The approach she took against Ashleigh Gardener was great as instead of letting her bowl to her she chose to upset her by stepping out and shuffling across forcing her to shorten her length thus resulting in striking 19 of the 10 deliveries she faced at 190.00.


Overall it was one of the best matches we’ve seen in Women’s Ashes. We could say that the last 5 overs of the England innings decided the outcome of the match which cost the Australians 62 runs, but the England Women were slightly better in this close fought contest in the second innings since none of the top order batters capitalised on the start they got and terrible fielding and wayward death bowling in the first innings compared to England who not only came back in the last five overs but also displayed a better bowling performance at the death.