The Women’s Ashes has provided numerous memorable moments over the past decade. From thrilling Test matches to exceptional individual performances, these highlights have captivated fans worldwide. In collaboration with the Test Match Special team, Sport News Center presents a chronological analysis of five significant moments. Read on to relive these remarkable events and rank them according to your preference.
England’s Test Victory in Perth (10-13 January, 2014):
In the inaugural multi-format Ashes series, England triumphed over Australia in a captivating Test match in Perth. Despite requiring just 185 runs for victory, Australia slumped to 57-5 on the third day, thanks to Kate Cross’ three crucial wickets. England capitalized on this advantage, bowling out Australia for a mere 123 in the fourth and final day. Anya Shrubsole’s seven wickets and Ellyse Perry’s stellar performance earned England a well-deserved victory.
Ellyse Perry’s Unbeaten Double Century (9-12 November, 2017):
Ellyse Perry’s unbeaten 213* during the Test match at North Sydney Oval remains a remarkable achievement. Her score stands as the third-highest individual score in women’s Test cricket. Despite ending in a draw on a lifeless pitch, Perry’s innings captivated spectators with its elegance and power. Celebrating her century prematurely at 198, Perry’s innings added a touch of drama to an already enthralling match.
Danni Wyatt’s T20 Century (21 November, 2017):
Danni Wyatt’s remarkable century in the T20 international against Australia ranks as a memorable moment from the 2017-18 series. England faced a daunting task after Australia posted an imposing total of 178-2. However, Wyatt’s attacking knock, supported by Heather Knight’s composed half-century, led England to a historic four-wicket victory. Wyatt’s century enabled England to secure an 8-8 series draw and showcased their resilience against a dominant Australian side.
Ellyse Perry’s Dominant Bowling (7 July, 2019):
Ellyse Perry’s exceptional bowling performance of 7-22 during the third ODI against England showcased her prowess. Perry’s figures not only set an Australian record but also rank as the fourth-best in women’s ODI cricket. England struggled to chase the target and were dismissed for a mere 75 runs. This victory further established Australia’s dominance, leaving England trailing as they continued to play catch-up.
A Thrilling Draw in 2022 (27-30 January, 2022):
Despite concluding as a draw, the Test match in 2022 provided an enthralling finale. England pursued a challenging target of 257 runs on the final day. With victory seemingly within reach, a sudden collapse saw six wickets fall for just 26 runs. England’s survival mode kicked in, and number 11 batswoman Kate Cross successfully defended the final over, securing a hard-fought draw. Although a result would have been deserving, England’s spirited performance showcased their resilience against the world’s best.
- Ellyse Perry’s Unbeaten Double Century
- England’s Test Victory in Perth
- Danni Wyatt’s T20 Century
- Ellyse Perry’s Dominant Bowling
- A Thrilling Draw in 2022
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Women’s Ashes moments
What are the Women’s Ashes?
The Women’s Ashes is a cricket series played between England and Australia in women’s international cricket. It consists of a combination of Test matches and limited-overs matches.
What are some of the top Women’s Ashes moments from the last decade?
- England’s Test victory in Perth in 2014.
- Ellyse Perry’s unbeaten double century in 2017.
- Danni Wyatt’s T20 century in 2017.
- Ellyse Perry’s dominant bowling performance in 2019.
- A thrilling draw in 2022.
How was the ranking of these moments determined?
The ranking of these moments is subjective and was determined by Sport News Center in collaboration with the Test Match Special team. Each moment was evaluated based on its significance, individual performances, and impact on the series.
How can I rank these Women’s Ashes moments myself?
To rank these moments, simply read the analysis of each moment provided in the text and assign a number from 1 to 5 to each moment according to your preference. Confirm your selection at the bottom to finalize your ranking.