Heather Knight's Heartbreak: England Skipper's Emotions After Australia Retains The Ashes Series

As the breathtaking Ashes series drew to an end in Taunton on Tuesday with England defeating Australia by 69 runs (DLS method) in the third ODI, mixed feelings crept into both camps. With the victory, England was able to win the ODI part of the series by a score of 2-1. 

Still, Australia managed to defend the Ashes since the multi-format series was level at 8-8 after the seven games. Before the visitors regained the Ashes on Sunday, England captain Heather Knight believed that her team was an inch closer to a series triumph.

Moments From the Second ODI When Australia Secured the 8-6 Lead

Georgia Wareham's 26-run quickfire knock off Lauren Bell's last over played a pivotal contribution in Australia’s mammoth 282. This inning tipped the balance back in the visitors' favour. Heather Knight’s latest news clips expressed this to be a key factor in shaping how the results turned out.

Knight acknowledged that her bowlers and fielders allowed Australians to get away with their mistakes too many times. She agreed that not going for more wickets and dragging back the field setup in the middle probably proved to be disadvantageous for her side. Also, the English players lost a few half-chances that cost them the match. 

Wareham batted superbly to turn the tide in Australia’s favour. In addition, their leg-spinners bowled reasonably effectively raising doubts that the score was still chaseable. 

England needed 15 runs in the game's last over to keep alive the hopes of the Ashes series. The hosts were the favourites to win because of Nat Sciver-Brunt's perfect 101 not out score. However, Jess Jonassen's precise last over effectively ended England's prospects of winning as Australia clinched victory by three runs. 

England Captain’s Thoughts on the Ashes 2023

Irrespective of the results, Heather Knight’s ODI journey was marked by one of the most epic series in women's cricket. According to her, the youngsters will get to pick up a lot from the games. Throughout the second ODI, England's women thought they had the momentum because of the manner they earlier bounced back in the series. 

Nevertheless, before the final two games of the multi-format Ashes, Knight made their objectives apparent after losing grip of the series. Now, her side would aim to win the remaining ODI and tie the series. It can be a huge achievement over their relatively stronger opponents. 

In Heather Knight’s video of the post-match conference, you may notice that she added that Australia had performed well, and their matchups were even. On top of that, the skipper concluded that it's been a really successful series for England. 

Heather Knight felt truly proud of her team especially as they turned a 0-6 result to their favour. A huge part of this achievement goes to Natalie Sciver-Brunt, the highest scorer in the entire series and she even chipped five crucial wickets. All in all, it was a great journey for the hosts as they showed tremendous character to restrict the visitors from yet another Ashes triumph. 

What nationality is Heather Knight?
Heather Knight is an English cricketer who has already played more than 100 international games for her country. She's a right-arm off-spin bowler and a middle-order batter, presently leading her side.
Who’s Heather Knight’s father?
Mike Knight is Heather Knight’s father. He was passionate about cricket and the family used to play the game during holidays. 
When did Heather Knight become England’s captain?
In June 2016 she was elected as England women's cricket team's captain. She had huge expectations to fulfil as she succeeded the popular English batter Charlotte Edwards who had played more than 190 ODIs before retiring.