Women’s Ashes: Alice Capsey leads England to T20 series win as Lord’s keep multi-format Ashes alive | Cricket News


Alice Capsey made a stunning 46 off 23 as England beat Australia for the first time in a T20 series since 2017, and the hosts won the rain-affected third T20 international at Lord’s by five wickets.

England still trail Australia 6-4 in the multi-format series, but their T20 success ensures the Ashes are still alive ahead of three one-day internationals to complete the series.

With Heather Knight at the toss, Australia were 155-7 from 20 overs but England’s score was adjusted to 119 in 14 overs after a second long spell of rain between the innings.

Danny Wyatt followed up his half-century of stardom with a quick-fire 26 to 15 to beat England at The Oval on Wednesday, before he and partner Sophia Dunkley (9) fell quickly on successive deliveries that rocked England. . Quick start.

But young talent Capsey came on and was undaunted, with the 18-year-old hitting four fours and two sixes in his stellar knock, while Nat Sciver-Brunt (25) played a good supporting role with a third-place 68. gate.

There was a late surge, with Capsey, Sciver-Brunt and Heather Knight (6) starting in quick succession, but Capsey’s effort put England well ahead of the required score, while Danielle Gibson calmly converted her first over for four. a place to remember. victory.

After winning the toss and winning the bowling for the first time in the T20 series, England made a disciplined start with the ball, curbing Australia’s strong first order and steadily reducing the counters.

Charlie Dean (1-22) took Australian skipper Alyssa Healy (16) lbw, while Gibson (1-24) bowled out cheap T20 batsman Talia McGrath (10), the world No.1. .

Beth Mooney (32) and Ashley Gardner (32) both threatened to leave England before Sceever-Brunt bagged them both, the former trying to topple the crimper and Gardner going for a brilliant reflex catch by keeper Amy Jones. against the stumps.

An early shower washed out the 15-plus scorers just as Australia brought up their hundred and after a quick recovery the visitors plundered 49 off the last five overs – with Ellyse Perry smashing the first ball to signal their intent. goes back to six.

After 17 runs were taken from Sciver-Brunt’s 18th over, Perry (34 off 25) eventually departed, with two more wickets added to Lauren Bell (1-24) and Sophie Ecclestone’s last over (1-31).

Annabelle Sutherland (3) was bowled by the world’s best white-baller and Grace Harris (25) was run out to end the innings, but two single catches in the off-field to make it four for the Sleeves. for England.

But the missed chances did not prove costly as, after rain threatened to spoil the contest, England were impressive with a brace to claw back their rectified goal.

They now travel to Bristol for the first ODI of this three-match series after back-to-back wins and trailing Australia by two points to reclaim the Ashes for the first time since 2014.

And after?

The multi-format series will now shift to a three-match ODI series starting with the opener in Bristol. Live on Sky Sports Cricket Wednesday from 12.30pm, with game from 1pm

The two teams then travel to Southampton for the Ageas Bowl on Sunday 16 July (11am kick-off) and Taunton for the final game of the series on Tuesday 18 July (13pm kick-off).

Women’s Ashes table (all matches live sky sports)

  • Compliance Test (Trent Bridge) Australia won by 89 runs
  • First International T20 (Edgbaston) Australia won by four wickets
  • Second International T20 (The Kia Oval) England won by three points
  • Third International T20 (Lord’s) – England won by five wickets
  • First International DayI (Unique Stadium, Bristol) – Wednesday July 12 (starts at 13:00)
  • Second International DayI (Ageas vessel) – Sunday July 16 (departure 11:00)
  • Third One Day International (Taunton) – Tuesday, July 18 (starts at 13:00)

Watch the first multi-format Ashes Women’s ODI between England and Australia on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30pm until first ball at 1pm. Stream this summer’s men’s and women’s Ashes series NOW

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