Man of the Match: Ellyse Perry
England to play for pride against Australia in dead rubber
Our Prediction is Australia Women to win the Match!
Host England Women will be looking to salvage some pride when they take on Australia Women in the third and final game of the one-day series in Canterbury on Sunday.
The home side will be feeling dejected after losing the first two games of the one-day series. Heather Knight and co. will need to deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in order to avoid a possible whitewash at the hands of Australia.
On the other hand, Australia will be pleased after registering a four-wicket win in the previous game played at Leicester. With this result, Meg Lanning’s side has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match one-day series. The visitors will be looking to continue their winning momentum and inflict a whitewash in the one-day series.
The home side will be keen to produce a better display with the bat and ball. They will rue the fact that they let the game away from their hands against Australia.
Opening batsman Tammy Beaumont was the only standout performer in the batting department for the side in their previous game. She certainly anchored the innings for England and smashed a brilliant 114 runs off 115 balls with the help of 12 fours. Beaumont will be looking to continue her good form with the bat and produce a notable score in the final game of the one-day series against Australia.
Captain Heather Knight will be keen to set the tone with the bat after not producing runs against Australia in the first two games of the one-day series. Good innings here by Knight would certainly lift the spirits in the dressing room and help the side get a consolation win in this game.
Wicket-keeper batsman Amy Ellen Jones will be keen to score runs after being dismissed for a low score in the previous game. All-rounder Natalie Sciver played well and looked at ease in the first game against Australia. She also perished for just 15 runs in the second ODI played at Leicester.
The spin duo of Laura Marsh and Sophie Ecclestone had a good game with the ball for England. Pace bowler Anya Shrubsole was the standout bowler for the home side and picked up three wickets against Australia. Katherine Brunt and Kate Cross also bowled well in the previous game and kept Australian batsmen in check for the most part of the innings.
Heather Knight (captain), Amy Jones (wk), Tammy Beaumont, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Sophie Ecclestone, Danielle Wyatt, Katherine Brunt, Laura Marsh, Anya Shrubsole, Kate Cross.
Danielle Wyatt, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Amy Ellen Jones, Tammy Beaumont, Laura Marsh, Heather Knight, Fran Wilson, Natalie Sciver, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor
Australia Captain Meg Lanning will be pleased with the way players performed in the first two games of the one-day series. All-rounder Ellyse Perry was the standout player with the bat against England. She produced unbeaten 62 runs off 79 balls with the help of nine boundaries. Perry will certainly be focused to continue her good run with the bat in the third and final game of the one-day series.
Wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy will need to stay at the crease to find a form with the bat. She has been in good form for Australia this season and will certainly be keen to score runs in this final game of the one-day series. Captain Meg Lanning once failed to produce a big score and perished after scoring 18 off 28 balls with the help of two fours. Rachael Haynes also chipped in with a decent score for Australia in the previous game. She scored 30 off 49 balls with the help of three fours and a six.
Beth Mooney once again delivered with the bat to steer Australia to a hard-fought win. She scored unbeaten 43 off 50 balls with the help of four boundaries. Mooney put on a 60-run partnership with Jess Jonassen to see Australia complete the chase in the 45th over of the innings. Jonassen also chipped in with 31 off 34 balls with the help of four boundaries.
In the bowling department, Medium-pacer Delissa Kimmince was an outstanding performer with the ball for Australia. In the previous game, Kimmince finished with figures of 5 for 26 in 7.4 overs. She will be looking to continue her good form with the ball in the final game of the one-day series.
Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt were particularly impressed with the new ball for Australia in the previous game played against England and got plenty of assistance from the pitch. Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen also chipped in with a tidy performance and picked two wickets from her eight overs.
Meg Lanning (captain), Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Rachael Haynes, Beth Mooney, Jess Jonassen, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicole Bolton, Delissa Kimmince.
Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Nicole Bolton, Alyssa Healy, Georgia Wareham, Ashleigh Gardner, Delissa Kimmince, Rachael Haynes
The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The bowlers will need to work hard for their wickets. The weather forecast for the game to be played Sunday is going to have sunny intervals with a moderate breeze.
St Lawrence Ground in Canterbury is going to host the third and final game of the one-day series between Australia women and England women. The home side will take heart from the fact that they have won their last two one-day games at this venue.
Both the teams will be looking to win the toss and bowl first on this wicket. Batting second might be the way to go here at this venue.
Based on current form, Australia Women will be favorites to win their third and final game against England Women. The premier players like Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes and Jess Jonassen have performed exceedingly well in this one-day series.
On the other hand, England will need to bring their A-game with the bat in order to earn a consolation win in this dead rubber. Expect Australia women to complete a clean sweep at Canterbury.