England v Australia: Women’s Ashes Test, day two – live!

  • Updates from the second day of play at Taunton
  • Day one report: Perry turns screw on England
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128th over: Australia 333-4 (Haynes 86, Mooney 4) Just a single from Gordon, and it’s a triple Nelson score for Australia.

127th over: Australia 332-4 (Haynes 85, Mooney 4) One of the other considerations with women’s Tests being so few is that it can affect the tactics. Say you’re the Australian captain. You have Ash Gardner and Sophie Molineux on debut. If you declare now, they may not even get the chance to bat in their first and possibly only Test match. England could collapse twice, or rain could mean Australia don’t bat again. So do you bat on to give them the experience? Hard not to, when you don’t actually need to win the match.

Mooney adds three runs with a nice cut from Marsh. Good cricket, good save on the rope.

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England v Australia: Women’s Ashes Test, day two – live!