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Women's Ashes: Arran Brindle wants England to build on late rally against Australia

Arran Brindle: Looking forward to a 'productive' morning session

Arran Brindle hopes England Women can build on their late rally on the opening day of the Ashes Test at the WACA.

The tourists were made to toil for large parts of an attritional day as they were bowled out for 201 in 91.1 overs - Brindle's 68 proving crucial in pushing the total towards respectability.

But they seized momentum at the close as Anna Snya Shrubsole claimed two late wickets to reduce Australia to 9-2 at stumps and leave the contest finely poised.

"If we do what we've done tonight I think we can have a really productive morning session," Brindle told

"We want to go out there, hit our straps and bowl the areas we've talked about and create chances. There is a little bit in the pitch, obviously that extra bounce.

"I think it's going to be a great Test match."

Brindle's innings was key as England stumbled from 28-0 32-3 and she shared half-century partnerships with Lydia Greenway and Natalie Sciver, who fell one run short of her own 50 on her Test debut.

"Batting at five you can either come in and you are flying or when you are struggling, so you need to play to your strengths and try and build from there," Brindle added.

"You always want to start a series with a bit of time at the crease, see all the bowlers and to get a few runs was great."