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Thatscricket - Women's - News - Australias Goszko rewrites record books with double ton

Published: Saturday, June 16, 2001, 0:44 [IST]
 
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Shenley: Micelle Goszko of Australia rewrote history on Monday when she compiled 204 on debut in the first Test of the ongoing two-Test Ashes series against England.In a repeat of the first Test in 1998 when Mel Jones scored 131 to set a new record on debut, Michelle Goszko continued from her overnight score of 21 to post a well deserved double ton when she was the last wicket to fall.Apart from setting a new record for the highest score on debut, Goszko also equalled New Zealands Kirsty Flavells highest score ever by a woman. Goszko became only the second Australian to score a double ton after Jo Broadbent's 200 (also in the first Test in 1998).In reply to Englands first innings score of 103, Australia made 344 off 115.1 overs. Goszko was well supported in her effort by Lisa Keightley (36), Louise Broadfoot (24) and Therese McGregor (23). For England captain Clare Connor returned with figures 5 for 65 off 28 overs.England faced six overs before stumps, and in a surprise move Australia opened the bowling with the leg spin of Olivia Magno. This fetched immediate dividends when she had Atkins lbw with the last ball of her first over. England managed to survive without further loss to be eight for one at stumps.With two days remaining, the Australians are well and truly on top.

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