Cricket: Duck for Charlotte in heavy defeat, but Ashes battle still alive

England skipper Charlotte Edwards trudges off the field after her dismissal for a duck against Australia at Worcester. Photo: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

England skipper Charlotte Edwards trudges off the field after her dismissal for a duck against Australia at Worcester. Photo: Tony Marshall/PA Wire

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England skipper Charlotte Edwards was dismissed for a fourth-ball duck as Australia took control of the Women’s Ashes series in Worcester yesterday (July 27).

Australia won the third one-day international by 89 runs to take a 4-2 points lead into a one-off Test match at Canterbury (August 11-14). The Women’s Ashes is determined on a points basis with the Test match carrying the most.

And Edwards, who started her cricket career at Ramsey, insists her side can bounce back in the longer format.

Edwards said: “Test cricket is a format that suits our style, and we will be looking to come back strongly. This Ashes series is still wide open - there is a long way to go yet.”

Australia’s 241-7 in 50 overs alwayls looked likely to prove too many once once Edwards had fallen in the first over yesterday. England were eventually dismissed for just 152.

The teams play three Twenty/20 internationals after the Test match.