Thursday, 23 January 2014

Women's Ashes 2nd ODI

Random reasons for England fans to be cheerful, despite Australia's first victory of this #WomensAshes:
  • England continue to be a T.E.A.M. - they aren't reliant on any one star; and every one of the top 6 has now scored a half-century on this tour. 
  • Runs for Knight and Taylor, who between them had scored just 34 in the series prior to today, are especially welcome news.
  • Kate Cross didn't get off to a great start, but she came back and bowled some good overs later. With the news that Katherine Brunt's injury is tour-ending, Cross is going to have an important role to play now.
  • Keeping the series alive wasn't just vital for Australia - it was a net positive for women's cricket in general. In fact, the interests of the game as a whole might just best be served by three more Aussie wins, leading to a dramatic climax in the final T20, which will be broadcast live on Free-To-Air TV in Australia, if not here in the UK :-(

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