Australian Wicket keeper Alyssa Healy and England captain Heather Knight have predicted that the current Women’s Ashes series will be scored after Australia’s two wicket victory in the first of the three ODI games in Leicester on Tuesday 2 July. is a highly competitive series.
At 105/4 on the 26th, with Healy well placed, Australia seemed to be on the right track to recover over England’s 177 score. However, the kickoff’s dismissal saw host England seize the opportunity to panic at the Australian camp before the bottom-line held off to complete an exciting victory.
Healy, who scored a fluent 71-Ball 66, admitted that the team could have done better, adding that more close placings are expected in the series.
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“We did not quite do it today (dominate), but to get the two points, we take it,” said Healy. “I think it will be one of the closest Ashes series I’ve ever worked in. It was written a bit about being at the top, but I think it’s going to be a really close series and we can do it hopefully. ” But we have to wait and see. “
Healy had previously boldly and cheekily declared that Australia will win each of the seven games in the multi-format series. However, the Victorian cricketer admitted that England is a tough opponent with its consistent cricket brand.
There’s been a little bit written about us being on top, but I think it’s actually going to be a really tight series and hopefully we can get a leg-up.Alyssa Healy
“I was wondering when that (the question) will come to me,” said a laughing Healy. “We started well, I said this morning it’s pretty realistic, it’s going to be incredibly difficult to win every game, the English have been playing cricket all the time, and we had to come out and put our stamp on them.” Series early. “
The English skipper Heather Knight praised the efforts of Sophie Ecclestone, who kept England hunting and finished with numbers of 3/34. “Your talent is incredible, it’s great to be a captain up your sleeve,” Knight said. “She can take a wicket out of nowhere, she has a great action … and she keeps getting better.”
Knight agreed with Healy’s thoughts and said that both teams are equal and could produce an exciting cricket in the coming days.
“I think we are a very good team and (Australia) also a very good team, we are equal and I think it was very important that we fight a really good fight today and win some small fights.” I think we did it. I think it’s a great show between the best two teams in the world. “