Thanks Megan, hello all. It has begun. Australia’s cricket summer, I mean. England’s women are still playing over there. England’s Test series only recently (and prematurely) concluded. The last round of the County Championship starts later today, with the Bob Willis Trophy awaiting. And yet, with the northern season not yet complete, the southern begins. What a time we live in.
India 225-8. Australia need 226 to win
After a fairly disastrous start for the Australians, with some uncharacteristically rusty bowling from Perry, they showed why they are such a dominant force in world cricket. It was a huge game for Darcie Brown in her second ODI, finishing with 4-33 from her nine overs. Debutant Hannah Darlington was also sensational with 2-29 from eight overs. The Australians will have wanted to keep that total a little lower, but they will be confident that their batters can get this done without too much trouble. I’m looking forward to seeing Healy come out firing, but Rachael Haynes will also have a big role to play at the top. I’ll leave you in the capable hands of my wonderful colleague Geoff Lemon, who will guide you through Australia’s batting innings. Thanks for hanging out with me during that very enjoyable start to the summer of cricket.