Australia v England, ODI 1, 2014

Pictures  and Notes by Ruth Conchie


Lydia Greenway - Player of the Match
It was a slow sticky wicket  – hard to get in on, but if you could hang around it seemed to get easier...
Fields out with a fractured finger left a very young skipper who won the toss and decided to bat, which probably suited England, who history says would have bowled first to allow the other side to set the target…
Both inning very similar, three quick-ish wickets, the third falling at 63, and then a large stand lasting to the end. Difference was with that large stand, our pair knew where they had to get to and got there with a few overs left.
8-0 up and if we win one more game, then we retain the ashes won in August.