The only test of the Women Ashes was concluded on Sunday as England played a better brand of cricket in second innings that led to the draw. The match was played at North Sydney Oval Ground in Sydney where England women won the toss and elected to bat first on November 9. They managed 280 runs in their first innings. In reply, Australia declared at 448/9 that included a double century from Ellyse Perry. It was the fifth century in Women’s Cricket overall and was scored after a gap of 13 years. But then England played superbly in their second innings by scoring 206 off just 2 wickets before the match was drawn.

Scorecard: Eng Women 280 (Tammy Beaumont 70, H Knight 62; E Perry 59/3) & 206/2 (H Knight 79*);  Aus Women 1st Inns 448/9 ( E Perry 213; Laura Marsh 109/3, Sophie Ecclestone 107/3) Match drawn

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