England & Australia in thrilling draw

Crista Cullen

Crista Cullen opened the scoring for England

England women drew a thrilling third match with Australia 3-3 to leave their six-game series level at 1-1.

Three times the tourists led in Perth, through goals from Crista Cullen, Ellie Watton and Helen Richardson-Walsh.

Each time they were pegged back – by Gabrielle Nance, Karri McMahon and Ashleigh Nelson – to keep the series tied before Thursday’s fourth match.

Captain Richardson-Walsh won her 355th cap to equal Karen Brown’s all-time record.

“I felt my 35 years old out there,” she said. “It’s a massive honour to equal Karen Brown’s record.

“It feels like we’ve been talking about it for a while so I can’t wait to break the record. It’ll be really nice to get there – a really huge honour.”

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