Rachael Haynes (86), Meg Lanning (93), Tahlia McGrath (52) and Ashleigh Gardner (56) lent vital hands to help Australia end day one of the Ashes Test in Canberra on a promising note at 327/7. Meanwhile, Katherine Brunt and Natalie Sciver shared three spoils each for England. The hosts were made to work hard for their runs through the course of the day by England’s bowlers. A win for Australia in Canberra will ensure they pocket the Ashes, while a draw would mean they only need to prevail in one of the three ensuing ODIs to retain the trophy.
The Aussies were in big trouble early but skipper Meg Lanning helped swing the momentum in a new role for the Test side.#Ashes | @CommBank pic.twitter.com/dgIW0PveDk
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 27, 2022