The Australian team scored 473 runs in the first innings. Star batsman Ellyse Perry scored 99 off 153 balls. However, on the second day, Sutherland, who remained unbeaten on the first day with a score of 39, dominated with the bat against the English bowling attack.
The strong Australian batting line-up had lost 6 wickets very quickly. Sutherland, who came to bat at number 8, scored fast runs while handling one end. The all-rounder brought up his half-century off 100 balls, which included seven fours. He completed the next fifty runs in just 48 balls. With this, she scored the fastest century by an Australian and the fourth fastest in women’s Tests.
Annabel Sutherland of Australia scored her maiden Test century during the first Ashes Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on Friday, 23 June. With this, all-rounder Annabel has also become the youngest player to score a century in the Women’s Ashes at the age of 21.
Youngest century for Australia in Women’s Tests –
- 19 years 270 days – Julie Stockton v NZ-W, Sydney (University Oval), 1979
- 20 years 138 days – Belinda Clark v IND-W, North Sydney, 1991
- 21 years 254 days – Annabel Sutherland v ENG-W, Trent Bridge, 2023
- 23 years 196 days – Lisa Sthalekar v ENG-W, Sydney (Bankstown), 2003
Youngest Women’s Ashes Test centurion –
- 21 years 254 days – Annabel Sutherland, Trent Bridge, 2023
- 23 years 196 days – Lisa Sthalekar, Sydney (Bankstown), 2003
- 23 years 205 days – Denise Annett, Wetherby, 1987
In addition, she also became the third batsman to score a Test century, coming in at number 8. Sutherland scored 137 off 184 balls. Let us tell you that the all-rounder played only two Tests before the first Ashes match and scored 18 runs at an average of 9.00.