Ash Gardner claims eight-wicket haul as Australia triumphs in Ashes Take a look at


Ashleigh Gardner has produced the second-best bowling match figures by a girl in historical past to spin her aspect to an 89-run Ashes Take a look at victory over England at Trent Bridge.

Gardner claimed 8-66 within the fourth innings to wrap up the only real Ashes Take a look at, as England had been all out for 178 in pursuit of 268 for victory.

It took Gardner’s haul for the match to 12 wickets, making for one of the best of all time by an Australian girl and behind solely Pakistan’s Shaiza Khan return of 13 in 2004 for essentially the most of all time.

The consequence means Australia might want to win solely two of the six white-ball matches to retain the Ashes within the multi-format collection.

“I wouldn’t have dreamt of it, but it surely simply reveals having 5 days in a Take a look at to get a result’s tremendous essential,” Gardner mentioned.

“There was slightly little bit of luck concerned within the circumstances, however I believe as an entire bowling unit we bowled effectively all through, tried to bowl in partnerships and I used to be the fortunate one to get the wickets.”

England had made a promising begin to the day when it whittled down the required runs to 127.

Nevertheless it was once more Gardner who turned the screws.

She made the breakthrough when she bought the sting of nightwatcher Kate Cross on 13, earlier than Amy Jones was stumped by a fumbling Alyssa Healy on 4.

And like that, the sport was all however up for England, as Gardner took all three of the ultimate wickets to seal the match.

Gardner has gained a Belinda Clark Award and was the WBBL’s participant of the event final summer time. However this Take a look at has been her crowning glory.

She spun Australia again into the match within the first innings when England was in management at 2-288 in reply to Australia’s 473, with figures of 4-99.

Her wickets included the important thing trio of Tammy Beaumont on 208, Heather Knight on 57 and Nat Sciver-Brunt.

Within the second innings with England cruising at 0-55 in pursuit of 268, it was Gardner once more.

She took the wickets of Beaumont, Knight and Sciver-Brunt within the area of three overs.

It was solely becoming that Gardner did the job once more come Monday, together with her figures overtaking Betty Wilson’s earlier finest figures by an Australian with 7-7 in 1958.

However she was not alone in profitable the match for Australia, after counteracting England spinner Sophie Ecclestone’s 10-192 for the match.

Ellyse Perry’s 99 on day one laid the foundations for the vacationers, whereas Annabel Sutherland hit an unbeaten 137 at No.8 to make sure they’d attain an enormous first-innings whole with their tail wagging.

Healy’s rearguard second-innings 50 with two fractured fingers was additionally essential, giving Australia one thing to bowl at after a mid-innings collapse of 6-49 left it susceptible to shedding the match.

The consequence ends a run of six straight attracts in girls’s Assessments, with this the primary match since 1992 to be given a fifth day.