England’s women’s cricket team had victory against Australia in first One Day International, Natalie Sciver’s 66 helped England to a four-wicket win over Australia in the first game of the seven-match Women’s Ashes. Georgia Elwiss, preferred to Jenny Gunn, hit the winning runs for England. For the first time, Sky Sports will provide live television coverage for every ball in the seven match multi format 2015 women’s ashes series.
This years series will be the third time that the Women’s Ashes have been contested across all three formats of the game – one Test match, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals.
“I think we were in control of that game from start to finish,” Katherine Brunt said. “We’ve got so much talent coming through now. We bat deep and it gives us a lot of confidence. It gives us a lot of confidence to go out and not hold back.”
Although Jess Jonassen never looked comfortable and she faced only three balls from Brunt before being bowled off the inside edge.
Victory earned England two points, with a further 14 available from the remaining six games in the multi-format series. The second of three ODIs takes place at Bristol on Thursday, after which the teams play one Test – worth four points to the winner – and three Twenty20s.