Match Details

AUSW vs ENGW 1st T20, W Ashes 2023

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AUSW
154-619.5
Australia Women won by 4 wickets 🏆
ENGW
20.0153-7
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G Wareham Logo
G Wareham Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
SR:100.00
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B Mooney Logo
B Mooney Jersy

61

(47)

B Mooney
61(47)
4s: 9
6s: 0
SR:129.79
S Ecclestone Logo
S Ecclestone Jersy

2-24

(3.5)

S Ecclestone

2-24(3.5)
Econ: 6.26
17th Over:
1
1
6
0
W
W
 
= 8
18th Over:
1
2
2
1
1
1
 
= 8
Last Over:
1
1
W
4
1
4
 
= 11
This Over:
4
0
0
W
1
 
= 5
AUSWAUSW - 2nd Innings
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6 Over 4845
10 Over 7673
15 Over 117112
ENGWENGW - 1st Innings
SessionOpenPASS
6 Over 4736
10 Over 6667
15 Over 107107
20 Over 152153
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That's it from a magnificent T20 between Australia and England, the hosts now need to win all the five games to claim the Ashes as Australia have claimed two more points added to their 4 which they gained from the Test win last week.

Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Akshay Bhide and scorer Yogesh Kumar. Stay tuned for more cricketing action around the world.
Alyssa Healy (Australia Captain): "We proud ourselves on fighting till the end. It was a close-fought game but happy to be on the finish side. The winning score here is 160 but I thought we did well with the ball. Maybe leaked a few runs in the end but will improve those things.

Mooney was great in the middle and anchored the innings perfectly. She lost partners from the other end but did what she does best.

Test cricket is rare for us. We keep playing T20s and the girls got time to improve mentally for this series. We have to improve on our bowling in the death overs and were a bit loose in the field. Tidy them and come out in the next game.

The bowlers are doing a tremendous job. To come back here and the atmosphere was amazing. The crowd was against us and a few Aussies were backing us but feels great to play at three iconic venues in UK and looking forward to games in London."
Heather Knight (England Captain): "We got closer. Really loved the way we fought. Amy Jones got us to a total which was pretty par. Another special game. The crowd was great. 

Spinners are our strength. 
I think we have world class spinners. Slower balls were effective on that wicket.

[Amy Jones cameo] It was special, it got us back in the game. Me and Sophia found it tricky in the middle. and for Amy to strike the way she did, was special. We want to be aggressive but also smart. It is tough already. The fact we came out and brought out a good show, we are proud of it.

You try to manage your bowlers and try to match up the batter as well. C
ould have used Ecclestone the over before, but she was great. Unfortunately, we are on the wrong side of it."
Beth Mooney (Player of the Match): "I was on the edge of my seat at the non-striker's end but I have faith in my girls. We bat deep and were confident of getting across the line. Me and Ash were batting well at the halfway mark of the chase.

The wicket was good but on the slower side with the bowlers using slower deliveries. Maybe a par total but they batted extremely well in the death overs to post that total on the board. We spoke and decided to react to who is bowling at which stage. Ecclestone was bowling at a different pace and we knew we had to adapt.

It's good to play white-ball cricket. We have got the license and swing hard at it. It's always tough coming into the series. This English side is a quality one and we know they will come back harder at the Oval in the next game."
Player of the Match: Beth Mooney
2:08 AM IST, 9:38 PM Local time: A last ball thriller was on the cards in the first T20I of the multi-format women's Ashes series but Australia ride home safe winning by 4 wickets on the penultimate ball of the innings.

Australia called it right at the toss with skipper Alyssa Healy electing to bowl first and conceded 153/7 in the 20 overs with Sophia Dunkley scoring 56 in 49 balls and Amy Jones hitting an unbeaten 40 in 21 balls. Jess Jonassen was the pick of the bowlers with 3/25 with Megan Schutt finishing at 2/33.

Skipper Healy departed for just 5 with Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn and Lauren Bell getting 2 wickets apiece. Glenn getting her couple on 2 successive balls dismissing Ashleigh Gardner (31 off 23) and Grace Harris.

Lauren Bell was tasked with the penultimate over defending 16 with opener and anchor Beth Mooney on strike. She did well to shatter Ellyse Perry's stumps but a couple of boundaries later in the over pushed the game towards Australia.

Sophie Ecclestone was tasked to defend 5 in the final over and conceded a boundary first ball but three dot balls including a wicket of Annabel Sutherland created hopes of a tie but Georgia Wareham kept her calm to get a single off the penultimate ball.

This was Australia's first ever T20I after their successful T20 World cup against South Africa last year. Mooney was the player of the match on that occasion scoring an unbeaten 74 in 53 balls batting first and guided the team to a win here as well.
19.5 S Ecclestone to G Wareham
1 Good length outside the off stump, Wareham cuts to the diving point fielder who flicks the ball back to the keeper. The batters call for a single and Mooney gets home at the striker's end! What a match we have witnessed!
Is there another twist in the tale? Australia still require one run from two balls and Georgia Wareham walks out to bat.

Will get a super over tonight?
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New batsman on crease
Career
  • MATCHES40
  • RUNS49
  • SR119.00
  • AVG12.00
19.4 S Ecclestone to A Sutherland
W GONE!! Has Ecclestone turned the game back to England?? Absolutely needless stroke from Sutherland! Short ball hanging outside the off stump. Sutherland rocks back and whacks this in the leg side. Goes for a pull and gets a leading edge in the off side. Amy Jones calls for it, runs half a dozen yards to her right and takes it safe in her gloves!!
Another dot ball. 1 from 3 now.
19.3 S Ecclestone to A Sutherland
0 Full length on the stumps. Sutherland hits down the track. Ecclestone dives across and gets her right hand on the ball. Mid off rushes in and picks up the ball.
19.2 S Ecclestone to A Sutherland
0 Good length on the off stump, slaps it straight to cover.
Sutherland with the killer blow. Australia require just one run from five balls.
19.1 S Ecclestone to A Sutherland
4 FOUR RUNS!! Scores are level! Round the wicket, full length on the middle stump. Sutherland gets on the front foot and whacks this down the ground! Pierces the gap between long on and long off for four!
What a shot from Mooney. She has brought down the equation to 5 from the last over. Sophie Ecclestone has been handed the responsibility to defend it.
OVER 19
Australia Women
149/5
Beth Mooney
61(47)
Annabel Sutherland
5(2)
Lauren Bell
2-32(4.0)
18.6 L Bell to B Mooney
4 FOUR RUNS!! Full on the middle stump angling back in. Mooney makes some space moving in the on side and plays the inside out shot! Great hitting from the left hander! She is guiding Australia since ball one! Hits it over covers. No fielder can chase that!
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