“We are definitely going into tomorrow ready to win that Test match,” she said.
Ecclestone’s performance in this Test was one of a kind. Today, she completed the ten-stroke throughout the match, ending AustraliaHer second turn with a five for 63 goes with her year for 129 from the first turn.
For four days, Ecclestone was bowling with an unbelievable 77.1 and was at the center of a British bowling attack that would have been unthinkable without her. With Australia 178 treble and relatively comfortable, Ecclestone turned the game around with three quick wins, before finishing the last two Australians within five balls to knock the visitors 257 down. .
“I’m absolutely excited,” Ecclestone said at the end of the game. “There has been a lot of hard work, a lot of things that have been put in up to this point. I really want to have five times and to get twice, I am completely satisfied.
Australia’s Second Association is the story of three separate goals. The first was when Lauren Filer bowled clean Ellyse Perry and Tahlia McGrath in consecutive innings, before Ecclestone and Kate Cross combined to win three rackets in just three afternoon runs, a feat that later They did better when Ecclestone and Lauren Bell eliminated the last three Australian players without an extra run.
“When you go to Test matches, we always say that you always have memories of the game, of what happened in that Test match,” Ecclestone reflected.
“Definitely the hour that Filer, me and Crossy bowled over was one of the best I think we’ve had. I think then we were like ‘what really happened in the last hour, that’s crazy’. Obviously it’s really good for the spectacle and it’s really good to be on the pitch to do it.”
England’s heroic bowling performance meant that for the first time in the game, they were arguably the favorites. With a win target of 268 and on the pitch just beginning to fall apart, it was a match situation where Ecclestone comfortably conceded that they would “bite your hand for” just 24 hours before.
However, the afternoon of England’s dream turned sour when their top order collapsed at the hands of Ashleigh Gardner, who fired all of Tammy Beaumont, Nat Sciver-Brunt and Heather Knight, along with Emma Lamb and Sophia Dunkley also left before the end.
As a result, England are down 5 points, with 152 runs still to win and Danni Wyatt and night watchman Kate Cross are leading. They are, without a doubt, the second favorite, but in a match that has brought many dramatic twists and turns, it is impossible to bet against anything.
Of tomorrow’s chase, Ecclestone said: “You just keep going and going. Wyatt and Crossy need to get out tomorrow and know exactly what we’re doing, Amy and I will be there ready to go and Filer and Belly. We just need to have a plan in mind for how we’re going to play that game and how we’re going to win the Test match.
“Tonight we’re going to go away and figure out how to win the Test and how we’re going to do that. Crossy’s ultimate goal is to strap on, she looks great and I’m really excited for tomorrow.