Thatscricket - News - England proves no match to the Southern Stars
Published: Sunday, July 1, 2001, 0:00 [IST]
Derby: The Australians continued their dominance over England when they thoroughly out played the home team by hundred runs on Friday to go one up in the first of the three One-day Internationals. England won the toss and to many people's surprise sent Australia in to bat on a wicket known to get slower and lower through the day.Australia obliged the offer making 238 for seven off its allotted quota of 50 overs - Karen Rolton leading the way with an entertaining 79 off only 68 balls while opener Lisa Keightley made 75 off 127 balls. Michelle Goszko also chipped in with 35 off 45.England's bowlers shared the wickets with Collyer (back from injury), Pearson and Connor each taking two.In reply, England could only manage a poor 139 - Claire Taylor top scoring with 39 off 88.Therese McGregor was the pick of the Aussie bowlers with a scalp of 4 for 15 off 10 while Cathryn Fitzpatrick and Sthalekar took 2 for 21 and 2 for 25 respectively.Lisa Sthalekar made her debut for Australia while Katie Lowe and Hannah Lloyd were the debutants for England.