SYDNEY: England held on for a draw in the one-off Test during the women’s Ashes series against Australia, a match that was memorable for Ellyse Perry’s 213 not out for the hosts.
Perry’s double-century on Saturday a national record and the third-highest score in a women’s Test helped Australia to 448-9 declared, a 168-run first-innings lead. But England were resilient in their second innings, reaching 206-2 to ensure the match ended in a draw Sunday.
England captain Heather Knight was unbeaten on 79 and shared a 117-run partnership with Georgia Elwiss, who faced 190 deliveries for her 41 not out.
Australia won two of the three One-day Internationals leading up to the day-night pink ball Test match, and lead the series 6-4 with three Twenty20 Internationals remaining.
The five-Test men’s Ashes series begins Nov 23 in Brisbane.
Published in Dawn, November 13th, 2017