Women's Ashes: Australia in box seat after day one of first Test at Manuka

James Buckley
By James Buckley
Updated January 27 2022 - 7:30am, first published 7:00am
Ellyse Perry was caught after miscuing this shot. She made 18 runs in her return to the Australian side. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Meg Lanning's team didn't have it all their way at Manuka Oval, but the captain launched a resounding Australian fightback before a fatiguing England wilted in the final session to leave its Women's Ashes hopes hanging by a thread.

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James Buckley

James Buckley

Sports Editor

James is a Queanbeyan boy enjoying his second stint at the Canberra Times, more than eight years on from his first. In between he's traveled the world, and spent time covering sport in Sydney.

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