Before the Australia Cricket Team rebuilds their lead, Beaumont hits a double century

Opener for Team England Tammy Beaumont became the first Englishwoman to score a double century as she helped her team fight back on day three of the women's Ashes Test on Saturday before Australia extended their lead to 92 runs.

She took charge of England's innings and nearly carried her bat before becoming the last wicket to fall for 208, the fifth-highest score in women's test cricket.

She walked off to a standing ovation and fist-bumps from her young fans near the pavilion at Trent Bridge after England got bundled out for 463, giving Australia a 10-run lead in the first inning.

Beaumont said, "I can't quite believe it... I scored a double hundred in the 'A' game last week (201 against Australia A) and thought there was no chance I'd repeat it."

She further said, "To get nearly level with the Aussies today was obviously the goal, and to contribute in that way was great. I was in the zone."

England had 19 overs to make inroads into Australia's batting lineup, but openers Beth Mooney and Phoebe Litchfield held firm to reach 82-0 at stumps.



Jun 25, 2023 4:12 AM