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From beyond Bourke to the Baggy Green

Ashleigh Gardner's heritage takes us back half a century, deep into outback New South Wales. But her fearlessness has taken her front and centre of the Women's Ashes 

Gardner reflects on all-round dominance

Three wickets with the ball and an match-turning cameo with the bat capped off a remarkable day for the Australia youngster in her first Ashes match


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Blackwell's mid-pitch advice to gung-ho Gardner

Australia vice-captain Alex Blackwell reflects on her side's opening Women's Ashes win against England the cameo from youngster Ash Gardner


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Match wrap: Aussies prevail in tense Ashes-opener

An unbeaten half-century from Alex Blackwell and a thrilling cameo from Ashleigh Gardner led Australia to a thrilling final-over win in the first Ashes ODI in Brisbane


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Deft touch 'annoyed' England: Blackwell

After her match-winning 67 not out in the first Ashes ODI against England, Australia vice-captain Alex Blackwell reflects on her knock as well as a special milestone


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Plucky Gardner's game-changing cameo

With Australia's first Ashes ODI against England in the balance, allrounder Ash Gardner showed nerves of steel to crack two sixes in a vital 18-ball 27 to fire the hosts to a two-wicket win


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Blackwell bests England with match-winning hand

Vice-captain Alex Blackwell rescued Australia from spot of bother with a superb knock of 67 to fire the hosts to victory in the series-opening Ashes ODI in Brisbane


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Taylor's sharp stumping sends Perry packing

England 'keeper Sarah Taylor struck a huge blow on Australia with this sharp stumping to end Ellyse Perry's innings in the first Ashes ODI


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Watch all nine England wickets

Catch up on all nine England wickets that fell in the opening ODI at Allan Border Field, with Ashleigh Gardner, Megan Schutt, Ellyse Perry in the thick of it


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England restricted to 9-228 in opening Ashes ODI

A strong performance from Australia's bowlers and in the field saw them keep England to 9-228 at AB Field, with Ashleigh Gardner taking 3-47


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Composed Villani takes a terrific catch

Elyse Villani's judgement was centimeter-perfect as she took this terrific catch on the boundary to dismiss England danger player Natalie Sciver


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Mix-up costs England as Aussies strike

England opener Lauren Winfield was run out after a mix-up and a sharp piece of fielding from Jess Jonassen in the opening Ashes ODI in Brisbane


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JLT Cup final highlights: Warriors outclass SA

A clinical bowling display and a superb partnership from Mitch Marsh and Cameron Bancroft led WA to the JLT Cup title over SA



Standings
M
P
NRR
1. WA
6
22
0.886
2. SA
6
17
-0.017
3. VIC
6
15
0.556
4. NSW
6
14
0.412
5. QLD
6
13
0.014
6. TAS
6
10
-0.427
7. CXI
6
4
-1.312