Women’s Ashes: Heather Knight challenges Australia with scintillating century amid England batting struggle cricket news


Heather Knight scored a brilliant century to keep England in contention in Canberra

Heather Knight scored an unbeaten century to stop Australia on the second day of the Women’s Ashes Test and give England a chance in Canberra.

The tourists found themselves struggling with two cheap openers early in their innings and were reduced to 120-6 by tea.

Captain Knight (127no) entered at No 3 and remained a picture of calm as wickets fell at the other end as he left, a scare in the 90s, a century off 213 balls in the evening session.

This is Knight’s second hundred Test, both against Australia, in nine matches and after hitting triple figures he ensured the sequel was averted with an unbroken 66-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Sophie Ecclestone (27no) Because England closed 235 -8, still trailing by 102

  • England close at 235-8, equaling 102 tracks in Canberra
  • Heather Knight (127no) reaches second hundred Tests
  • English captain connects 66 to Sophie Ecclestone (27no)
  • The tourists had fallen at 120-6 at tea time
  • Australia first 337-9. declared
  • Katherine Brunt (5-60) completed the five-wicket run

Australia had declared 337-9 earlier in the day, adding just 10 to their tally for the night, with seamstress Katherine Brunt (5-60) taking two wickets to complete her third Test for five.

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And later?

The West Indies vs England T20 series ends this weekend in Bridgetown, Barbados, with Match Four on Saturday (8:00 PM UK time) and Match Five on Sunday (8:00 PM UK time).

women’s ashes, meanwhile, continues with the stand-alone Test match in Canberra (Thursday-Sunday). Australia led the multi-format series 4–2 after three T20 Internationals, winning the hosts by nine wickets before the second and third games were washed out by rain.

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live in Australia, and Big Bash League Final is live on Sky Sports Cricket from 7.30 am on Friday The Sydney Sixers will seek a third consecutive title against the Perth Scorchers at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

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