Australia have one the T20 series 2-1 © Getty Images
Australia have won the T20 series 2-1 © Getty Images

 

Feb 2, 2014

 

Australia have beaten England in the third and final Women’s Ashes Twenty 20 match by seven wickets at Sydney and have won the series 2-1 in the process.

 

Though Australia have also won both the One-Day International series 2-1 each, still England have prevailed 10-8 over the course of the points based Ashes system 10-8 thanks to their win in the Test series reported Cricket World.

 

England had scored 101 for 8 in at the ANZ stadium which was easily hunted down by Australia with 9 balls to spare.

 

Australia had previously won the toss and had elected to bowl which turned out to be a great decision for the home side.

 

Rene Farell finished with figures of 4 for 15 for Australia whereas Natalie Sciver and Sarah Taylor scored 28 and 22 for England respectively.

 

Though the injury prone English bowling were missing the likes of Katherine Brunt, Natasha Farrant and Anya Shrubsole, still they tried to defend the total in vain, thanks to some great batting by the Australians.

 

Ellyse Villani top scored with 36 not-out for the home side whereas Meg Lanning (23) and Alyss Healy (23) also contributed to Australia’s win.

 

Brief scores:

 

England Women 101 for 8 in 20 overs (Natalie Sciver 28, Sarah Taylor 22; Rene Farrell 4 for 15) lost to Australia Women 102 for 3 in 18.3 overs (Elyse Villani 36*, Meg Lanning 23, Alyssa Healy 23) by 7 wickets.