Saturday, 4 November 2017

Aus & England warm-ups - Day Two

Both Australia and England will be reasonably pleased with their second attempts with the bat (perhaps Australia more than England?), but probably not quite so thrilled at their efforts with the ball.

ACT started the day on 71/4, which became 86/5 with the run out of Jess Jonassen, but from there it was hard work for the Aussie bowlers, with Ange Reakes hitting an unbeaten 103 and Marizanne Kapp, coming in at 9, an unbeaten 61, sharing an unbroken stand of 112. ACT declared on 290/7 with a lead of just 18. Only Ellyse Perry picked up more than one wicket (2/45), and there were no wickets again for Amanda-Jade Wellington.
On their second knock the Aussies finished on 126/2 with Alyssa Healy opening and hitting a brisk 27 before she was out. Bolton was the other wicket to fall for a more measured 38 off 73 balls. Villani (48) and Haynes (13) are not out overnight, with Australia leading by 108 runs on 126/2.
scorecard here

As for England they too had a bit of a tough time with the ball eventually bowling out CA XI for 271, with a lead of 40. Naomi Stalenberg was the mainstay of the CA XI innings with 114. Katherine Brunt took 4/37.
England ended the day on 87/3, and with some work to do, with Lauren Winfield (7) and Tammy Beaumont (24) the early wickets to fall. Georgia Elwiss fell as the day drew to a close for 8, which left Heather Knight still there on 34 and England with a slender lead of 47 runs. Nat Sciver was 9* and will hope to bat long tomorrow.
scorecard here


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