[caption id="attachment_660721" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-660721" alt="The series now moves to Canberra for the final two ODIs Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Australia-women-retain-Ashes.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> The series now moves to Canberra for the final two T20Is Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/australia-women" target="_blank">Australia</a> retained the women's Ashes with a six-wicket win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england-women/" target="_blank">England</a> in the first Twenty20 international in Sydney on Friday. A career-best haul of four for 22 from Megan Schutt restricted England to 132 for nine before Beth Mooney's 86 the highest score in a T20 in Australia helped reel in the target with 25 balls to spare. <p></p> <p></p>The two points from the victory clinched the series for Australia with two matches to play. <p></p> <p></p>In the multi-format series, the four points from two ODI wins, two points from the drawn day-night Test and the T20 victory enabled Australia take an unassailable lead and retain the trophy. <p></p> <p></p>The highlight of the Ashes series was Ellyse Perry's record-breaking 213 not out in the day-night Ashes Test last week. <p></p> <p></p>The series now moves to Canberra for the final two T20Is on Sunday and Tuesday at Manuka Oval. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Brief scores</strong>: <p></p> <p></p><strong>England</strong> 132 for 9 in 20 overs (Daniel Wyatt 50; Megan Schutt 4 for 22) lost to <strong>Australia</strong> 134 for 4 in 15.5 overs (Beth Mooney 86; Sophie Ecclestone 1 for 26) by 6 wickets.