Amy Jones half-century earns England Women victory over Cricket Australia XI
Amy Jones found kind as England Women got a consolation victory.
Having exited the Tri-Series tournament on internet run-rate earlier in this week, together with India England and Australia all tied to 2 wins and two losses apiece, Lisa Keightley’s side had the opportunity for more practice before the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
Whilst captain Heather Knight continued her good form with 39 jones benefited the most, scoring 75 out of 53 balls in the total of 159-5 of England.
England’s bowlers – who were particularly notable against Australia on Sunday – were more in restricting Cricket Australia to 130-6, efficient.
Freya Davies was perhaps the pick of the bowlers on display, though 3-31 were taken by Anya Shrubsole out of her four overs.
England now travel to Adelaide to take on New Zealand and Sri Lanka in two warm-up fixtures, before heading west to Perth for their tournament opener against South Africa on February on Sunday February 23 – a game it is possible to watch Sky Sports Cricket from 10.30am.
Australia improved their World Cup credentials by emerging as Tri-Series winners, beating against India by 11 runs in the final.
Since the hosts set India an imposing object of 156 off their 20 34, beth Mooney followed up her fifty five against England in the match with an unbeaten 71 off 54 balls.
India appeared well on their way to victory when requiring 41 from 35 deliveries, but also the dismissal of opener Smriti Mandhana (66) ignited a batting collapse.
Spinner Jonassen took a career-best of 5-12 India lost their seven wickets for 29 runs and have been bowled out for 144, as.
Sunday February 16 : Warm-Up v New Zealand, Adelaide (2am GMT)
Tuesday February 18 : Warm-Up v Sri Lanka, Adelaide (2am GMT)
Sunday February 23 : ICC Women’s T20 World Cup v South Africa, Perth (1pm GMT)
Wednesday February 26 : ICC Women’s T20 World Cup v Thailand, Canberra (4am GMT)
Friday February 28 : ICC Women’s T20 World Cup v Pakistan, Canberra (8am GMT)
Sunday March 1 : ICC Women’s T20 World Cup v West Indies, Sydney (8am GMT)
Every match of the World T20 Cup of ICC Women live on Sky Sports Cricket in Friday February 21.