Jonassen leads Australia to 8/268 on Day 1

12 Aug 2015

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Jess Jonassen pulled the Southern Stars out of early trouble on the opening day of the Women's Ashes Test at Canterbury to allow the tourists to resume Day 2 at 8/268.

After a first-wicket stand of 66 between openers Nicole Bolton (36) and Elyse Villani (33), the visitors slipped to 5-99 after losing Meg Lanning (3), Ellyse Perry (5) and 200 gamer Alex Blackwell (7) all cheaply.

Alyssa Healy (39) and Jonassen (95no) helped steady the ship with a 77-run partnership to push the team’s total into three figures.

Jonassen and Kristen Beams (24no) will resume unbeaten at the crease tomorrow morning, after putting on a handy 62 runs late on the opening day.

Full scorecard available here.