Kent spinner Laura Marsh took three wickets as England drew the Women’s Ashes Test at North Sydney Oval.
The Kent Cricket Academy graduate took 3/109 in 44 overs, bowling tidily and breaking the deadlock with the wicket of Nicole Bolton in the 27th over.
Debutant Sophie Ecclestone picked two wickets with a catch in the deep and an LBW before Anya Shrubsole removed Elyse Villani to a fine reflex catch by Sarah Taylor, standing up to the stumps.
Katherine Brunt stuck in the first over with the second new pink ball under the floodlights as Australia closed 103 runs behind England’s 280.
Marsh returned to remove Alyssa Healy and Jess Jonassen on the third day as Aussie all-rounder Ellyse Perry struck 213 not out – a record for an Australian batsman in Women’s Tests.
England must now win all three T20s to reclaim the Ashes trophy.