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Hello again. Welcome to sunny Essex, home of a lot of things that I don’t know about because I’m not from Essex. Chelmsford is the ground, where Goochy used to prowl with Salim Malik and Mark Waugh in the 1980s.

Today it hosts the first of three Women’s Ashes T20s. These have a bit more riding on them than you might expect after England got pantsed in the 50-over games and was nowhere near the mark in the Test match. But by virtue of escaping with a draw, they can still tie this series on points 8-8.

Three T20 games, 2 points each, and a 2-8 scoreline at present.

They need a clean sweep. Australia meanwhile gave up a lead in the last series to tie it 8-8 and they do not want to do that again. So both teams are going to come out today desperate to win. Should be fun.


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