Match Details

AUSW vs ENGW 2nd ODI, W Ashes 2023

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Australia Women won by 3 runs 🏆
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N Sciver-Brunt Logo
N Sciver-Brunt Jersy
4s: 10
6s: 0
S Glenn Logo
S Glenn Jersy



S Glenn
4s: 1
6s: 0
J Jonassen Logo
J Jonassen Jersy



J Jonassen

Econ: 8.60
48th Over:
= 8
Last Over:
= 6
This Over:
= 11
ENGWENGW - 2nd Innings
10 Over 5462
15 Over 8877
20 Over 10499
25 Over 128132
30 Over 157147
35 Over 172181
40 Over 212210
AUSWAUSW - 1st Innings
10 Over 5259
20 Over 10499
30 Over 141142
35 Over 170164
40 Over 196197
50 Over 273282


Inn 1
Inn 2
That's it from the second ODI in the multi-format Ashes series. Ninaad Dixit here signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Akshay Bhide and scorer Zeeshan Naiyer after a thrilling encounter. Stay tuned for more cricketing action from around the world.
Alyssa Healy (Australia Captain): "Not really relived. It was a great game of cricket. Both sides really hung in there. Sciver-Brunt played yet again a pretty incredible innings and I thought she will take the game away from us at the end but full credit to the girls, they showed their grit and determination again and got ourselves over the line.

You talk about momentum in games and series. That sort of swung the momentum back in our changing room at the break and I thought we took a little buzz out of that knowing we were up and about after that last over so that definitely helps. It turned crucial in the backend.

Its important to use the players. Darcie has put in a good shift bowling quick upfront. Someone like Kingy to come into this side and contribute straightaway basically shows the depth we have got in Australian cricket. We are blessed with 15 amazing players and there are still four sitting on the bench waiting for their opportunity. We are lucky and I have no doubt that anyone in the 15 can do the job.

It was stressful as a captain. I am happy to handle it back to Meg. I really enjoyed it. Us as a group we pride ourselves on winning those key moments in games and we hope to do that again. The girls at the backend back their ability to bowl the death overs and they did just that which makes it easy for me that they set their fields and plans to what they want to do so I am really lucky in that regard.

We still haven't played our best cricket yet. We came here to win the Ashes and we've retained it. It's hugely exciting that the trophy is coming back home and big credit to the girls."
Heather Knight (England Captain): "Amazing the way Nat played. I would hope a better intent from the batters in the middle but credit to Australia for the way they fought till the end. I was biting my nails in the dressing room. Not an easy place to watch cricket.

This is a great series and the best in women's cricket in my opinion. We will look to bounce back and win the ODI series in Taunton. We didn't pick the wickets. There were a couple of half-chances but Wareham played a blinder of a knock to take them to that total. You just have to accept that it was a good game of cricket.

Disappointed on losing the Ashes. The way we fought in the series and drew the series, we were confident but it didn't go our way today. Australia have played well and we both are evenly-matched teams. This series is a big boost for us and we are looking forward to bouncing back in Taunton."
Alana King (Player of the Match): A big relief for the Aussie girls. It's all about the matchups and we have got a solid unit here. I was waiting for the opportunity and glad that I grabbed it. You got to control the controllable. When I'm not selected, I try to be the best teammate, helping the other players. We had a discussion during the innings break. Just to find the correct speed and bowl the best ball. There was a wind blowing across the ground. I was happy to get back in the side and happy to contribute."
Player of the Match: Alana King
10:22 PM IST, 5:52 PM Local time: Australia retain the Ashes after winning the second ODI on the last ball by a small margin of 3 runs. The visitors take an unassailable lead of 8-6 in the multi format series with this win.

England won the toss put Australia to bat first and were given a target of 283 in 50 overs after their successful chase of 264 in the previous game. Ellyse Perry scored 91, Annabel Sutherland a fine 50. Sophie Ecclestone and Lauren Bell both picked up 3 wickets in the first innings.

In response, Tammy Beaumont provided England with a terrific start scoring 60 in 62 balls adding 66 with Sophia Dunkley for the first wicket. Georgia Wareham got the first wicket for Australia and was followed by Alana King's spell which comprised the big wickets of Heather Knight, Tammy Beaumont and then Alice Capsey.

Nat Sciver-Brunt batting at number 4 took the innings ahead but it was another spinner's time to strike as Ashleigh Gardner sent back Danni Wyatt in the 29th over. Sciver-Brunt added 57 runs with Amy Jones with the latter attackingly scoring 37 in 34 balls keeping England in the hunt but Gardner returned in the 39th over to dismiss Jones and the newcomer Sophie Ecclestone.

Scive-Brunt crossed her half century which was her sixth 50+ score in last 8 ODI innings and her third in the last 4 innings against the Aussie. She managed to cross 100 and finished unbeaten on 111 getting good support from Sarah Glenn (22*) down the order but the target was a little too beyond the reach.

With 5 runs needed off the final ball, Sciver-Brunt backed herself for a big heave but could only get a single. All the wickets fell to spinners in the second innings with Alana King being the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/44. Gardner (3/54) picked up wickets in key moments with Georgia Wareham getting the first breakthrough in the 12th over.

Stay tuned as we have the post match presentation coming up.
England Women
Sarah Glenn
Nat Sciver-Brunt
Jess Jonassen
Jonassen holds her nerves and defends it successfully. Australia Women win the game by three runs and retain the Ashes.
49.6 J Jonassen to N Sciver-Brunt
1 AUSTRALIA RETAIN THE ASHES! Jonassen keeps her nerves! Length ball outside the off stump. Sciver-Brunt goes high in the air down the ground but doesn't connect well. The ball lands short of Sutherland at long on, just a single is possible. Australia win by 3 runs.
5 required from the last ball. 4 for a Super Over. 6 to win. Ashes is on the line here. It's Jonassen vs Sciver-Brunt. It's Australia vs England. Here we go...
49.5 J Jonassen to N Sciver-Brunt
2 87 kph. Full again on the off stump, Sciver-Brunt prods forward and hits hard in the leg side. Targets the cow corner but Annabel Sutherland at long on dives and relays the throw with deep midwicket. 2 more added to the total.
Umpire Review for Run Out. The bails are dislodged but Sciver-Brunt is home comfortably. NOT OUT is displayed on the big screen.

7 from 2 now.
49.4 J Jonassen to N Sciver-Brunt
2 82 kph. Full and outside the off stump. Sciver-Brunt doesn't make proper contact sweeping across the line wide of the fielder in the deep. Rushes for the second and makes it. Throw comes in at the keeper's end. Healy takes the bails off but its a touch late. Good work from Sciver-Brunt.
A boundary and that brings the equation down to 9 from 3.

Jonassen having a long discussion with Healy. Perry joins them.
49.3 J Jonassen to N Sciver-Brunt
4 IN THE AIR AND FOURRR!!! MUCH NEEDED BOOST FOR ENGLAND!! Length ball on the leg stump, Sciver-Brunt gets in position to sweep down on her knees and clubs this across the line. Doesn't time it too well but uses the bottom hand. Plays it wide of Wareham at deep backward square. One bounce and four runs.
13 required from 4 now.
49.2 J Jonassen to S Glenn
1 85 kph. Full toss outside the off stump, a tempter but Glenn knocks it down to long off turning the strike over.
Sciver-Brunt takes the single. Is that a mistake made by her? 14 required from 5 now.
49.1 J Jonassen to N Sciver-Brunt
1 Around the wicket, full on the off stump. Sciver-Brunt smacks a sweep but hits it straight to Georgia Wareham at deep square. Hangs her head completing a single.