Australia and England have had pretty similar days in their first day of the their three day warm-up games for the only Test which starts next Thursday.
Australia are playing ACT (with Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk, Belinda Vakarewa, Tahlia McGrath and Jess Jonassen in their ranks). Australia batted first and Beth Mooney would appear to have nailed the opener's slot alongside Nicole Bolton, as she racked up an unbeaten 118 in Australia's total of 272/8 declared. Ellyse Perry also hit 58. Chief destroyer for ACT was Kiwi outcast Hayley Jensen who took 5/26 off 13 overs. In response ACT ended the day on 71/4 with wickets for Lauren Cheatle, Megan Schutt and Perry, which looks to be the fast bowling line-up they will take into the Test.
As for England they had a poorer day with the bat scoring only 231 against a young Australia XI, but there were some welcome runs for Lauren Winfield, who scored 82 off 161 balls - some decent time at the crease for her. Beaumont, Sciver, Taylor and Brunt all got into the 20s before they fell. In response Brunt took two early CA XI wickets, and, just before the close of play, Sophie Ecclestone and Laura Marsh picked up a wicket each, to leave CA XI on 82/4. This XI for England looks like it is the one that will start the Test, provided they stay fit - Beaumont, Winfield, Knight, Elwiss, Sciver, Taylor, Brunt, Gunn, Shrubsole, Marsh, Ecclestone.