Player of the Match
Player of the Match

And with that, England have declared. Remember, they need to win this Test to keep the series alive, so they had little choice but to have another crack at Australia before lunch. They batted much more positively this morning, with the innings underpinned by Sciver's 88. Molineux in particular bowled brilliantly to peg them back, and it will take a miracle with both bat and ball for England to stand a chance. How will Australia play this, though? Turn the screw, or go for the win? Back in a second to talk you through the rest of this session

107.1
W
Jonassen to Marsh, OUT, gone! Looks to sweep, trapped in front, and given! Stone-dead on Hawk-Eye, three reds and hitting middle halfway up

LA Marsh lbw b Jonassen 28 (78m 60b 5x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

England in two minds as to whether to declare. Knight looks ready to call them in, but it looks like they'll have another over or two to try and whack a few quick runs

END OF OVER:
107 | 5 Runs | ENG-W: 275/8

  • Sophie Ecclestone9 (19b)
  • Laura Marsh28 (59b)
  • Sophie Molineux37-6-95-4
  • Jess Jonassen21-5-50-1
106.6
0
Molineux to Ecclestone, no run, wide on the crease, and Ecclestone has a whack at it. It spoons out towards point, but falls safe
106.5
0
Molineux to Ecclestone, no run, wide on the crease, fired in and on with the arm, blocked out to point
106.4
1
Molineux to Marsh, 1 run, leans back and hits the cover sweeper hard for a jogged single

England look ready to declare imminently

106.3
4
Molineux to Marsh, FOUR runs, shorter, and time to chop this away through the covers for a boundary which means the follow-on is saved!
106.2
0
Molineux to Marsh, no run, 45.7mph and on with the arm again, defends comfortably
106.1
0
Molineux to Marsh, no run, fired in straight and goes on with the arm, smothered by Marsh

Just the one more run to avoid the follow-on for England

END OF OVER:
106 | 4 Runs | ENG-W: 270/8

  • Sophie Ecclestone9 (17b)
  • Laura Marsh23 (55b)
  • Jess Jonassen21-5-50-1
  • Sophie Molineux36-6-90-4
105.6
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, length on fourth stump again, all over her here. Looks to flay out to point, but beaten all ends up
105.5
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, looks for the square drive, in the air but doesn't find the hand of point
105.4
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, blimey! Length ball, looks to cut close to off stump, and misses everything. 'Oh my lord' says Healy behind the stumps
105.3
4
Jonassen to Ecclestone, FOUR runs, full, straight, and boomed over long-on for four! Clears the front leg, and smashed to the fence
105.2
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, on the back foot, looks to bash through the off side but finds cover point
105.1
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, defends with hard hands, doesn't quite pop up to short cover

END OF OVER:
105 | 8 Runs | ENG-W: 266/8

  • Laura Marsh23 (55b)
  • Sophie Ecclestone5 (11b)
  • Sophie Molineux36-6-90-4
  • Jess Jonassen20-5-46-1
104.6
0
Molineux to Marsh, no run, length, slides on with the arm and an appeal goes up... but not given. Two noises there, and unclear whether it was bat or pad first, but might have been sliding down regardless
104.5
0
Molineux to Marsh, no run, length, blocked to the fielder at short cover
104.4
0
Molineux to Marsh, no run, comes wider on the crease, and jabs the bat down in defence
104.3
0
Molineux to Marsh, no run, on a length, sharp turn this time and Marsh withdraws the bat at the last moment
104.2
4
Molineux to Marsh, FOUR runs, short and straight, slides on with the arm, and clonked through midwicket for another boundary. Just five more for England...
104.1
4
Molineux to Marsh, FOUR runs, length, rocks onto the back foot and carves it away through the covers! Plays this well, not much bounce and throws her hands through it

13 more to avoid the follow-on. Here's Molineux, change of ends for her

END OF OVER:
104 | (maiden) | ENG-W: 258/8

  • Sophie Ecclestone5 (11b)
  • Laura Marsh15 (49b)
  • Jess Jonassen20-5-46-1
  • Tayla Vlaeminck11-2-37-0
103.6
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, back away and times the drive straight to the mid-off fielder
103.5
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, gets enough bat on it this time, good battle here
103.4
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, beats the bat, bit of turn and juuuuust misses the shoulder of the bat
103.3
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, plays with soft hands and keeps it out

Short cover, short leg both in

103.2
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, full and straightening, blocked away
103.1
0
Jonassen to Ecclestone, no run, jams the bat down on a length ball

AJ: "Vlaeminck vs Tahuhu on a fast pitch would be quite something. The Kiwi still has a few miles extra pace?" Yep, still firing it down. Annesha Ghosh caught up with her during the IPL exhibition games.

AUS Women 3rd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st14RL HaynesAJ Healy
2nd1RL HaynesMM Lanning
3rd52EA PerryMM Lanning
4th38EA PerryBL Mooney
5th63EA PerryJL Jonassen
6th53EA PerryS Molineux
7th9EA PerryA Gardner