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Women's Ashes Test photos

Isa Guha (right) celebrates with her team-mates after catching Lisa Sthalekar

Day four: Isa Guha takes her match haul to nine wickets and catches Lisa Sthalekar for 98 as Australia declare on 231-9

Kate Blackwell takes a diving catch to remove Beth Morgan

England, who are set 142 to win, need only a draw to retain the Ashes but wobble early on as they are reduced to 92-3

Captain Charlotte Edwards and Claire Taylor celebrate England's victory

But Claire Taylor (64no) and captain Charlotte Edwards (14no) keep their cool to secure a momentous six-wicket triumph

England's squad celebrate their Ashes triumph

It means England keep the Ashes they won in 2005 and they now move on to New Zealand for five one-day internationals

Melissa Bulow and Leonie Coleman congratulate Emma Sampson after she removes Laura Marsh

Day Three: England lose Laura Marsh early and add only 22 to their overnight 222-7 but claim a useful lead of 90

Isa Guha removes Australia captain Karen Rolton

England are in charge when Isa Guha takes three quick wickets, including captain and star batter Karen Rolton

Holly Colvin and Jane Smit celebrate the dismissal of Shelley Nitschke

Shelley Nitschke and Lisa Sthalekar revive the Aussies with a stand of 107 before Holly Colvin removes the former for 36

Lisa Sthalekar plays a late cut

But Sthalekar (98no) continues to play elegantly as Australia finish on 195-4, 105 ahead with a day left in Bowral

Perry (left) is congratulated by her team-mates

Day Two: Ellyse Perry, 17, celebrates taking her first Test wicket of Caroline Atkins as England suffer an early blow

Beth Morgan departs

In the next over, Emma Sampson dismisses Beth Morgan as England slip to 26-2

Charlotte Edwards hits out

But England captain Charlotte Edwards steadies the ship with a superb knock of 94

Claire Taylor

Claire Taylor hits 79 and helps her skipper put on a record third-wicket stand of 159

Lisa Sthalekar

But Lisa Sthalekar dismisses Claire Taylor, Sarah Taylor and Nicky Shaw and England reach stumps on 222-7

Isa Guha takes her first wicket

Day One: England dominate the first day as Isa Guha picks up five Australian wickets at the Bradman Oval

Nicky Shaw takes a wicket

Guha's new ball partner Nicky Shaw is rewarded for an accurate opening spell when she dismisses Melissa Bulow

England run out top scorer Alex Blackwell and Australia are eventually all out for 154

England run out top scorer Alex Blackwell and Australia are eventually all out for 154




see also
England women eye Ashes success
17 Feb 08 |  Women's cricket
England women maintain pressure
16 Feb 08 |  Women's cricket
England women make strong start
15 Feb 08 |  Women's cricket


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