Australia's batters struggled to find their rhythm

On a sluggish pitch, Australia's batters struggled to find their rhythm, reaching 98-4 after 14 overs. However, Ellyse Perry's 34 and Grace Harris' 25 propelled the visitors to a competitive total.

England regretted several missed opportunities in the field, dropping five catches, although Charlie Dean's challenging catch in her follow-through to dismiss Beth Mooney at eight stood out.

However, the two dropped catches in the final over were straightforward and arguably shifted the momentum in favor of Australia at the halfway stage.

Undeterred by the delay and the challenging revised target on a slow and damp pitch, England's opener Danni Wyatt spearheaded a blistering start with six fours in her 26 runs. She was then joined by the explosive batting display of Capsey, who illuminated a lively Lord's atmosphere with four fours and two sixes.

Supported by the consistent all-rounder Sciver-Brunt, who scored a run-a-ball 25, Capsey showcased her distress when she was caught off seamer Megan Schutt.

The one-day international series will commence on Wednesday, July 12, at 13:00 BST in Bristol.