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Australia Women regain the Ashes

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England women v Australia women – 2nd Women’s Ashes NatWest International Twenty20, The County Ground, Hove

England will be bitterly disappointed that after their sparkling performance with the ball, and limiting Australia to just 107 runs they dismally failed to even get close to that total with the bat.  Lydia Greenway was the pick of the batsmen with just 29 runs and Katherine Brunt a valiant 20.  Bad enough to lose the match, much worse to lose the Ashes too.

Unfortunately, throughout the series England have been unable to play with any great consistency and the usually reliable players have sadly under-performed, Australia have worked hard for their victory and deserve it, on this occasion.  Although at times Australian openers have not on form either, there has always been someone within the team that has stood up and made a difference.  Most significantly Jess Jonassen, a great new talent for the Australian side.

England women won the toss and elected to bowl

Australia women – 107-7 (Jess Cameron 21*, Jess Jonassen 21, Meg Lanning 21, Anya Shrubsole 2-9, Rebecca Grundy 2-20)

20 overs

England women – 87 (Lydia Greenway 26, Katherine Brunt 20, Ellsye Perry 2-13, Rene Farrell 2-X, Megan Schutt 2-X)

19.1 overs

Australia women won by 20 runs

 Australia women secure 2 Women’s Ashes points

Current score: England 4 – 10 Australia

Australia women win the Ashes with one match to play