Sunday, 25 August 2013

Women's Ashes 3rd ODI

Random thoughts on the 3rd ODI at Hove Home via Sky's Little Red Corvette Button:
  • This was a quality England performance with the bat - the performance we'd all been waiting for. Australia's total was one they'd have been happy with; but Knight and Taylor took the game away from them in the middle overs. Taylor's was obviously the Man of the Match performance; but Paddy Power can pay out now on the English Player of the Year for 2013: stand up, Heather Knight.
  • Taylor's stunning catch is all over the internet by now, and has done more to promote women's cricket than any amount of tweeting hashtags or flaming photoshoots! Rob Key was saying what a great day Taylor had behind the stumps; but you know what? She actually had a normal day - that's how good she is! (The only difference is that on this occasion she followed it up big-time with the bat.)
  • Martin Davies mention on Twitter that the Australian team looked deflated in the field towards the end. They shouldn't have done - this contest is far-from over, especially bearing in mind that England need to "more-than-draw" the series to reclaim The Ashes.
  • I'm looking forward to Chelmsford on Tuesday - it'll be my last 'live' match of the series, and I can't wait!

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