Home > News >

England women retain Ashes after victory in 1st T20I at Hobart

England women retained the Ashes over Australia women © Getty Images
England women retained the Ashes over Australia women © Getty Images

Jan 29, 2014

England women retained the women’s Ashes as they Australia women by nine wickets in the first Twenty20 International in Hobart on January 29, 2014.

Captain Charlotte Edwards scored a fantastic unbeaten 92 off only 59 deliveries to help England reach their target of 151 in 17.5 overs.

Sarah Taylor gave her great company as the duo added 114 runs for the second wicket. Danielle Wyatt was the only batswoman dismissed for six.

Edwards struck 13 fours and one six in her innings and Taylor hit four fours. Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen took the sole wicket of Wyatt.

Earlier, Australia posted a total of 150 for three in their 20 overs. Captain Meg Lanning top-scored with an unbeaten 78 off 54 deliveries. She struck nine fours and one six.

Alex Blackwell (21) and Ellyse Perry (29) made important contributions for Australia. Danielle Hazell and Wyatt took one wicket each.

Edwards was the Player of the Match.

England had won the sole Test in Perth while Australia won the three-match one-day series 2-1. The remaining two T20Is will be played in Melbourne and Sydney on January 31 and February 2 respectively.

Brief scores:

Australia women 150 for 3 in 20 overs (Alex Blackwell 21, Meg Lanning 78*, Ellyse Perry 29; Danielle Hazell 1 for 25, Danielle Wyatt 1 for 29) lost to England women 151 for 1 in 17.5 overs (Charlotte Edwards 92*, Sarah Taylor 50*; Jess Jonassen 1 for 18) by 9 wickets.

Player of the Match: Charlotte Edwards

India tour of England 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Bristol

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (00:00 IST)   at Basseterre, St Kitts

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 25, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 26, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Hambantota

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Cardiff

More

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 23, 2014  at Hambantota

Pak won by 4 wkts (D/L method)

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 22, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 177 runs

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 21, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 20, 2014  at St George's, Grenada

West Indies won by 3 wkts

South Africa in Zimbabwe, 2014

Aug 19, 2014  at Bulawayo

South Africa won by 61 runs

Photos

England Women vs India Women 2014, 1st ODI at Scarborough

Videos

Morgan talks upcoming ODI series and World Cup

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014: 1st ODI Highlights

Virat Kohli’s knock against Middlesex could be start of his resurgence ahead of ODIs against England

India vs England 2014: Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni, pigeons and pressures — the demands on cricket captains

England Women vs India Women Live Cricket Score, 2nd ODI at Scarborough: England beat India by 13 runs

Stephen Fleming: New Zealand tour to England in 1999 is one of my best moments

England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka 2014 Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 West Indies

James Anderson taken apart as Birmingham Bears get to 181 for 5 against Lancashire Lightening in final of T20 Blast

Andrew Flintoff claims wicket with first ball as he features in T20 Blast final for Lancashire

England Women beat India Women by 13 runs as Charlotte Edwards, Jenny Gunn shine in 2nd ODI at Scarborough

Rajasthan could miss out on playing in the upcoming Indian domestic season

Virat Kohli may be the brand ambassador of ISL’s Goa franchise

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka 2014: 1st ODI Highlights

Virat Kohli’s knock against Middlesex could be start of his resurgence ahead of ODIs against England

India vs England 2014: Alastair Cook, MS Dhoni, pigeons and pressures — the demands on cricket captains

When Devon Malcolm made South Africa ‘history’

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014: Younis Khan’s ODI comeback brings hope to Pakistan

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

660 Posts | 6 Fans

Funny Cricket Wonders and Blunders

Clarify stand on Bangladeshi immigrants, VHP tells Mamata Banerjee

Kolhapur blast: One person hurt in blast

Birmingham vs Lancashire Live Cricket Score, T20 Blast Final: Laurie Evans propels Brimingham to 181/5

Asus Zenfone 4 – A450CG with 4.5-inch display to take on the Xiaomi Redmi 1S, pre-bookings go live on Flipkart at midnight priced at Rs 6,999

Emraan Hashmi to watch Raja Natwarlal with auto drivers!

Bipasha Basu and Abhishek Bachchan take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Flipkart to launch an Intel-powered Android tablet on August 27

Modi government `restructuring` India`s sovereignty: Teesta Setalvad

Ice Bucket Challenge: Akshay Kumar nominates Salman Khan

Female-centric roles not much welcomed in Bollywood: Priyanka Chopra

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here