Nat Sciver-Brunt hit another century as England claimed a Women’s Ashes series draw with a 69-run win over Australia under the DLS method on Tuesday in the third and final one-day international at Taunton.
Nat Sciver- Brunt hit another century as England claimed a Women’s Ashes series draw with a 69- run palm over Australia under the DLS system on Tuesday in the third and final one- day transnational at Taunton.
Palm saw the multi-series format drawn 8- 8 on points — the same score as when England last avoided Ashes master in Australia five times ago — and meant England had won both the ODI and Twenty20 series 2- 1.
Charnel holder Australia had formerly retained the Ashes by winning the alternate ODI in Southampton on Sunday.
England traced 6- 0 after the opening two matches of the multi-format series — the solitary test and the T20 nature but rallied to win four of the remaining five white- ball contests.
“To win two series against the world title holders in both formats is brilliant, ” said England captain Heather Knight, who scored 67. “ The Ashes had gone the other day and the disappointment came out also. But the character in the side to turn it around then was unthinkable. ”
Fresh from her unbeaten 111 at Southampton, Sciver- Brunt made her alternate hundred in three days — 129 runs from 149 balls — as England was put into club and finished on 285- 9 to set Australia a grueling target. Sciver- Brunt scored a fourth century from five ODIs against Australia, and the seventh of her England career in this format.
Sciver- Brunt’s resistance eventually ended in the 48th over as Jess Jonassen tempted an airborne pull into the safe hands of Ashleigh Gardner.
Gardner took 3- 39 in 10 overs, and Jonassen 3- 30 in five.
Australia’s target was reduced to 269 from 44 overs by rain and, despite Gardner furnishing brief stopgap with 41 from 24 balls, the callers were sailed out for 199 in35.3 overs as England ran out comfortable winners to the delight of a capacity crowd. Ellyse Perry top- scored with 53.
“We didn’t get over the line in the white- ball stuff but I ’m proud the way the series has unfolded. It’s been an amazing spectacle for justice in general and really cool to be part of it, ” Australia captain Alyssa Healy said.
“It’s no secret we haven’t played our stylish throughout the entire series… We ’ll sit back now and see what’s not relatively gone well for us. In the long run it might do us good to have those reflections and know that we can be better. ” Know More Latest Women Cricket News…