Wormsley, England: Sarah Elliott's 95 not out helped Australia to 243/3 at the end of Day 1 of the Women's Ashes Test against England at the Wormsley Cricket Ground here.
After electing to bat first Sunday, Rachael Haynes (10) and Meg Lanning (48) got Australia off to a steady start before Haynes was bowled by Anya Shrubsole (1/42). Lanning was joined at the crease by Elliott and they worked together to build a 70-run partnership before Lanning was run out by Katherine Brunt.
Elliott, whose last match was the Ashes Test in January 2011, showed great patience as she set about building a key partnership with Jess Cameron (50), which yielded 80 runs. Cameron, whose innings included 10 fours, was dismissed leg before wicket by Laura Marsh (1/56). Alex Blackwell (29 not out) joined Elliott in the middle and batted out the remainder of the day.