Aussie ladies ease to T20 win, for firmer Ashes grip


Beth Mooney has guided Australia to a T20 win which has given them a fair firmer grip on the ladies’s Ashes – however solely after a mighty scare for the world champions at Edgbaston.

Mooney was at her good finest, scoring an unbeaten 61 off 47 balls, to make sure that Australia managed to scrape dwelling by 4 wickets off the penultimate supply, however solely after a nerve-racking ultimate over in Birmingham.

Replying to England’s 7-153, Australia had largely been in management within the run chase and wanted simply 5 runs off the ultimate over, with the sport trying accomplished and dusted as Annabel Sutherland smashed the primary ball off Sophia Ecclestone straight for 4.

However needing simply the one to win, the following two have been dot balls, earlier than Sutherland acquired caught off the fourth, attempting to slash excessive.

Georgia Wareham then entered, and although she hit the penultimate ball straight to a fielder, she and Mooney nonetheless managed to scamper the one that protected Australia’s proud document of not having misplaced an official T20 match for 2 years.

The slim victory places the guests on target to win the Ashes sequence, after their victory within the Take a look at match at Nottingham.




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