Australia thrashed, lose ODI collection, draw girls’s Ashes

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Australia have been overwhelmed in an ODI collection for the primary time in a decade, thrashed by 69 runs by England in the one blow-out of the ladies’s Ashes.

Set a revised goal of 269 off 44 overs inTaunton on Tuesday, having initially been requested to make their second-highest profitable chase of 286, Australia stumbled after the rain break, then crumbled from 6-190 to 199 all out off 35.3 overs.

Solely Ellyse Perry, with 53 off 58 balls, and Ashleigh Gardner with a blazing 41 off 24, mustered severe resistance.

It was Australia’s worst loss by way of runs since 2008, and England’s largest win over Australia since their first ODI towards them in 1973.

Victory in Southampton on Sunday meant Australia had already retained the Ashes, however they haven’t received the collection, which was drawn 8-8 on the factors format.

England truly received extra matches, 4 to 3, taking eight of the final ten factors, however Australia received the Take a look at which was price 4 factors whereas the six white-ball matches have been price two apiece.

“We’ve bought the trophy however we’re not joyful about not successful this collection,” mentioned Alyssa Healy.

The Australian skipper mentioned she was joyful to be going house with the Ashes trophy — “we ticked that off,” however added: “We haven’t misplaced an ODI collection for a really lengthy time frame. It feels a bit soiled of the top of the day.”

“It looks like an ethical victory”, mentioned Nat Sciver Brunt, who anchored England’s 9-285 with a second successive century. She hit 129 off 149 balls because the hosts recovered from a foul begin to publish their highest ODI rating.

Australia have solely as soon as chased a better complete to win, however the Somerset floor is a high-scoring venue so that they had cause to imagine.

Healy had put England in and opened with spinner Gardner, who quickly dismissed the out-of-form Sophia Dunkley. Extra important was Megan Schutt bowling the in-form Tammy Beaumont cheaply.

That introduced England’s most skilled pair, Heather Knight and Sciver-Brunt, to the crease. They rebuilt, slowly at first, then accelerated in direction of a century partnership.

Having placed on 147 Knight was bowled by Alana King for a 72-ball 67 and Alice Capsey holed out off Jess Jonassen quickly after.

However Sciver-Brunt, who had been dropped by Tahlia McGrath on 54, to a pointy return probability, moved on to a 126-ball century scoring virtually solely on the leg facet. She turned the primary participant to make 4 centuries towards Australia, all scored in her final 5 Ashes ODIs.

Danni Wyatt (43 off 25) supplied sturdy help however was bowled by Gardner who then caught Sciver-Brunt off Jonassen on the boundary.

Gardner completed with 3-39 off ten overs and Jonassen 3-30 off 5 as England’s tail wagged limply.

The vacationers additionally started slowly, being 2-15 with Phoebe Litchfield (1) caught first slip and Healy (7) bowled.

Perry and McGrath (26) took the rating to 68 earlier than the latter was stumped. Beth Mooney joined Perry however 9 runs later rain arrived.

When the groups returned Australia wanted one other 172 runs from 148 balls. Perry moved previous her half-century, smashing a no-ball free-hit for six however was then caught off a forefront.

Mooney went quickly after (16) however Gardner got here in to smack sixes sq. and straight. However then she chanced a second run to Wyatt and was run-out.

After Amy Jones pulled off one other sensible stumping to dismiss Georgia Wareham (14 off 9) the top got here rapidly. Annabel Sutherland was bowled for 18, King caught behind for a duck and Jonassen final out for 5.

-AAP


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