The International cricket tour, “The Women’s Ashes,” between England and Australia is underway, with Australia currently taking the lead.
The tournament began on June 22 and will go until July 18 in England. The tournament was named after the men's historic series “The Ashes.”
The series has been played since the first Test series in 1934-35. It features three types of cricket play - there is a single Test match, three Twenty20 International [T201] matches, and three One Day International [ODI] matches.
T20I matches are a shortened form of cricket, whereas an ODI can last a maximum of 50 overs. The location of the tournament changes every year. Australia is currently ranked first in the world for T20I and ODI. England is ranked second in the world for T20I and ODI.
The first Test match hit off on June 22 through June 26 in Nottingham where Australia won by 89 runs.
The tournament continued on Saturday, July 1, with the first T20I match, and will continue with T20I matches through July 8. Australia currently leads the T20I series 1-0 after winning the first game by 4 wickets with a score of 154/6-153/7.
The last part of the tournament is between July 12-18 with ODI matches. The winner of the Women’s Ashes is calculated by a points-based system used during all three formats of the tour. Australia currently leads with 6 points.
The next game in the T20I series is set to start tomorrow, July 5, at 18:00.
Ireland is also set to face Australia from 23-28 July in Clontarf.