Australian Player Ashleigh Gardner helps her team defeat England by 89 runs in the Women’s Ashes Test

Australian Player Ashleigh Gardner took eight wickets in the second innings of England's second innings, which helped her team secure a victory over England. While chasing the target of 268 runs to win, England got bundled out for 178 runs as Gardner took all five wickets to fall on the final day. A defeat at Trent Bridge gives England a mountain to climb if they are to reclaim the Ashes. Australia's Test win is worth four points in the multi-format series, with three one-day internationals and T20 matches to come, each worth two points. Australians are world champions in both white ball formats and are also good with red ball.

The previous three women's ashes tests had finished as draws with only four days given to play. Gardner won the player of the match award and said that, "I wouldn't have dreamt of it to be honest, but it showed having five days in a Test to actually get a result is super important."

She further said that, "I guess there was a little bit of luck with the conditions out there, but as a whole bowling unit, we bowled really well throughout and tried to bowl in partnerships. I guess I was the lucky one to come away with the wickets."

Jun 26, 2023 11:40 AM