Meg Lanning wants her team to make history after already retaining the Ashes.
Meg Lanning wants her team to make history after already retaining the Ashes.

Bradman record Aussie women have in their sights

MEET the Incredibles.

The sun hadn't even set on their Ashes series clinching draw when Australian women's coach Matthew Mott conceded his team was chasing the record of Don Bradman's Invincibles - to become their own Incredibles.

Boom. Drop the mike.

By electing to bat out a draw on the final day, an unapologetic Australian captain Meg Lanning retained the Women's Ashes trophy and set a tantalising scenario.

Since the start of the multi-format series in 2013, no side has won the trophy without dropping a match - AKA Bradman's Invincibles.

Bradman's 1948 side remain the only side to tour England unbeaten.

Mott said: It's certainly something we've talked about. We're still in a position to do it ... without getting in front of ourselves, Chelmsford's a big game"

And Lanning added: "We came over here to firstly retain the Ashes so it's nice to tick that off. We still feel like we've a bit to achieve on this tour."

Ellyse Perry has been routinely brilliant with both bat and ball this Ashes series.
Ellyse Perry has been routinely brilliant with both bat and ball this Ashes series.

"We finished 8-8 in the Ashes series in Australia and we really don't want to feel like that again.

"There won't be any let up. I think our group has really developed some good resilience over the last couple of years in terms of keeping the foot down when we're on top of side."

Which also explains why Lanning denied England any chance of working themselves back into the only Test of the series in Taunton.

After completely dominating all but the final session, Lanning opted out on setting England a possible run chase.

She simply said the home side had not earned the right to have the door opened.

The drawn Test match means Australia are still well placed to go the whole series unbeaten.
The drawn Test match means Australia are still well placed to go the whole series unbeaten.

"We just lost time throughout (with rain) ... we weren't going to throw it open to England to give them a chance," Lanning said.

To which Mott agreed.

"We're not a charity, we don't give up a result that easily. We've won the first three ODIs and we deserve the opportunity to bat it out."

The multi-format series now moves to Chelmsford on Friday for the first of three T20 internationals.