Australia held their nerve in a very last-over mystery to sign up a slim 3-run victory over England withinside the 2nd ODI in Southampton to make certain they’ll hold the Ashes.
Underrated spinner Jess Jonassen turned into the hero for Australia, as she positioned the clamps on centurion Nat Sciver-Brunt and Sarah Glenn withinside the closing over of a pulsating contest because the site visitors levelled the ODI collection at one-sport apiece and edged beforehand 8-6 standard withinside the multi-layout warfare for the Ashes.
While England can nevertheless win the very last fit of the ODI collection in Taunton on Tuesday to say the 50-over issue of the Ashes, they can’t overhaul Australia and the fine they are able to do is degree the general scoreboard at 8-8.
While disillusioned with the information that her crew can not win the Ashes, England captain Heather Knight is aware of there’s not a big hole among her aspect and the effective Australian outfit and thinks this collection has established that.
“It`s were given to be the fine collection that there is ever been withinside the records of the women’s sport,” Knight said.
“Two aspects going toe-to-toe, combating it out and each sport has been quite close.
“Obviously (feeling) unhappiness however actual pleasure as nicely over the reality we were given so close.
“Overall, we have got installed some other mystery of a overall performance, however the Ashes are long past that’s disappointing.”
It turned into a medical Australia overall performance on Sunday as they retained the Ashes for a 5th consecutive collection and it got here at the returned of super efforts from skilled all-rounders Ellyse Perry and Ash Gardner.
Perry paced Australia’s innings with ninety one from 124 deliveries because the site visitors published 282/7 and England fell agonisingly brief in respond notwithstanding a tremendous unbeaten 111* from Sciver-Brunt.
It turned into the spinners that did the harm for Australia, with Gardner selecting up 3 wickets to go together with her precious 33 with the bat and recalled leg-spinner Alana King (3/44) additionally selecting up her very own 3-wicket haul as England fell simply brief in chasing down the large score.