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Gardner Dominates with 8 Wickets as Australia Triumphs over England

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Highlights from the fifth day of the Women’s Ashes Test match between England and Australia in Nottingham witnessed Ashleigh Gardner’s sensational performance, clinching eight wickets and propelling Australia to an 89-run victory.

Ashleigh Gardner’s remarkable figures of 8 for 66, including a five-wicket haul on the final morning, guided Australia to a commanding lead in the multi-format Women’s Ashes series. In the solitary Test held at Trent Bridge, Australia emerged triumphant, with Gardner’s exceptional performance contributing to her best-ever match figures of 12 for 165 in women’s Tests, which stands as the second-best all-time.

England’s Danni Wyatt displayed resilience with a half-century, but lacked support from her teammates. Gardner, the chief destroyer for Australia, swiftly dismissed Kate Cross for a meager addition of six runs to her overnight score, followed by stumping wicketkeeper-bat Amy Jones for just four runs, as England surpassed the 150-run mark.

Sophie Ecclestone valiantly held one end up, allowing Wyatt to secure her maiden Test fifty on debut. However, Gardner, bowling her ninth consecutive over, struck Ecclestone on the pads, leading to a failed review and her subsequent dismissal.

A Historic Victory Australia’s women’s team secured their first Test victory in over eight years, with their previous win dating back to August 2015 against England.

Gardner Shines as Australia Prevails in Women’s Ashes Ashleigh Gardner’s magnificent display of eight wickets led Australia to an 89-run triumph over England in the standalone Women’s Ashes Test in Nottingham on Monday.

Australia Claims 89-Run Victory over England And it’s all over! Gardner takes her eighth wicket, handing England an 89-run defeat and leading her team to a resounding win in the only Test, thereby taking the lead in the multi-format Ashes. Gardner dismisses Wyatt leg before wicket, leaving her with no choice but to go for a shot. Australia wrapped up the match in less than a session. They truly deserve their title of world champions!

Australia One Wicket Away from Triumph; Seventh Wicket for Gardner Gardner dismisses Lauren Filer for a nine-ball duck, securing her seventh wicket of the innings. What a remarkable performance she has had! This marks her 11th wicket of the Test, as Australia inches closer to a well-deserved victory.

WICKET! Gardner is Unstoppable! She claims her sixth scalp of the innings, recording her 10th wicket in the Test, as Ecclestone departs for 10. Australia is only two wickets away from a memorable win at Trent Bridge.

With victory within reach and only two wickets remaining, Healy entrusted Gardner with a tenth successive over, and the crafty off-spinner promptly sealed the deal. Lauren Filer erred in judgment and was bowled while attempting to defend, deceived by a delivery that evaded the outside edge and crashed into her off-stump. On the very next ball, Wyatt was struck on the pads while attempting a sweep shot. Despite a desperate review, she couldn’t salvage her wicket as Australia cruised to a famous 89-run triumph.

After restricting Australia to 257 in their second innings on Day 4, England started their pursuit of 268 on a positive note. However, Gardner’s inspired bowling performance in the final hour of play, including a fatal collapse of 4 for 18, forced England into survival mode. Australia maintained relentless pressure and required just 20 overs on the final morning to limit England to a meager 178 runs in response.

Brief Scores: Australia 473 (Annabel Sutherland 137, Ellyse Perry 99; Sophie Ecclestone 5-129) & 258 (Beth Mooney 85, Alyssa Healy 50; Sophie Ecclestone 5-63) beat England 463 (Tammy Beaumont 208, Nat Sciver-Brunt 78; Ashleigh Gardner 4-99, Tahlia McGrath 3-24) & 178 (Danielle Wyatt 54; Ashleigh Gardner 8-66) by 89 runs

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