Women's Ashes Test, day one snapshot

A snapshot of day one of the Ashes Test between Australia and England in Canberra.

MEG LANNING of Australia.
MEG LANNING of Australia. Picture: Robert Cianflone/Getty Images


Score: Australia 7-327 vs England.

SUMMARY: England got off to a dream start when they had Australia 2-3 and 3-43 with Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry all out. But a 169-run fourth-wicket stand between Meg Lanning (93) and Rachael Haynes (85) swung the match. Ashleigh Gardner and Tahlia McGrath also both hit late half-centuries, with the latter falling on the last ball of the day to a wild shot outside off stump.

WOMAN OF THE MOMENT: Meg Lanning. She narrowly missed out on her maiden Test century but still produced the highest Ashes score by an Australia captain on home soil.

KEY MOMENT: Anya Shrubsole's drop of Meg Lanning on zero. If she'd pouched the chance at second slip, Australia would have been 4-43 and in serious trouble.

STAT OF THE DAY: No team has ever lost a women's Test match after scoring 300 or more in the first innings.