Aussies secure women’s Ashes with opening T20 win vs England

Australia’s Ellyze Perry raises her bat after scoring 200 runs during day 3 of the Women’s Ashes Test between Australia and England at North Sydney Oval in Sydney, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (Daniel Munoz/AAP Image via AP)
Updated 17 November 2017
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Aussies secure women’s Ashes with opening T20 win vs England

SYDNEY: Australia has successfully defended the women’s Ashes with a six-wicket win in the opening Twenty20.
After winning the one-day international portion of the series 2-1 and being held to a draw in the one-off test match, the Australians needed to win only one of the three T20s against England to clinch the trophy.
Beth Mooney stroked an unbeaten 86 to guide Australia to victory with 4.1 overs to spare, easily chasing down England’s 132 at North Sydney Oval on Friday.
Jess Jonassen dismissed England captain Heather Knight with the second ball to start the slide.
Ellyze Perry was on a hat trick after Tammy Beaumont and Katherine Brunt were caught behind on consecutive deliveries to have England in dire trouble at 16-4.
But she missed the hat-trick opportunity by bowling a wide the next delivery, and England recovered with a 64-run stand from Danielle Wyatt (50) and Natalie Sciver (26). Megan Schutt took three late wickets as England was bowled out on the last ball of the innings.
Australia allrounder Perry provided the highlight of the series with an unbeaten 213 in the drawn test, the third-highest score ever in a women’s test.


Saudi Arabia club Al-Nassr sign Peru World Cup defender

Updated 21 July 2018
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Saudi Arabia club Al-Nassr sign Peru World Cup defender

  • Christian Ramos has signed a contract until 2022
  • He becomes second Peru star to join a Saudi Pro League team this week

LONDON: Al-Nassr have followed up the headline-grabbing signing of Nordin Amrabat by landing Peru international defender Christian Ramos.
Jose Daniel Carreno’s side finished third last season and they signalled their ambition to challenge the top two by recruiting Amrabat, the Moroccan World Cup winger, from Premier League club Watford this week.
Not content with that, they have recruited another World Cup player by luring Ramos, 29, to the Kingdom.
He played every minute of Peru’s World Cup group games against France, Denmark and Australia and has won 69 caps for his country.
The 6ft central defender has played all over South America during an 11-year career and has now decided the time is right to switch continents and play in the Middle East.
He becomes the second Peruvian to move to the Saudi Pro League this week, following on from Andre Carrillo’s loan move to Al-Hilal.