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  1. Australia win by 89 runs to take 4-2 points lead in series
  2. Australia win ODI element of the series 2-1
  3. Two wickets each for Perry and Coyte
  4. Greenway hits 45 for England
  5. Lanning hits superb 85 in Australia's 241-7

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By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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Australia in the ascendancy

That's about it from us with Australia taking a 4-2 lead on points into the Women's Ashes Test, which begins at Canterbury on Tuesday 11 August with full coverage on TMS and here on the website again. I hope you'll join us then.

Until then, our attention turns back to the men's Ashes which resumes at Edgbaston on Wednesday. For a taster, a little later tonight, Graeme Swann presents an Ashes Roadshow on BBC Radio 5 live from 19:30 BST. Thanks for your company and good night.

Eng women heavily outclassed . hard truth is they have plateaued in white ball cricket for several years while others caught up.

Captain's view

Our natural style is being really aggressive, we were a bit timid in the first game but the whole team has contributed in the last two games. I'm in a good position at number three to bat for a long time and always like to contribute to the team. Our bowlers did a fantastic job, Ellyse set the tone with two wickets up front and every other bowler chipped in. Any Test match we play gets the players excited, hopefully we can put on a good show. It's important to celebrate victory - we'll celebrate a little but we'll be ready to go when the Test comes along.

Meg LanningAustralia captain

Captain's view

We were simply outplayed in all three departments. We can't drop and miss chances off world-class players. The opening bowlers set the tone but we haven't carried it on, didn't take our chances, and we've not batted well enough. I don't think the toss made any difference. Hopefully we can come back well in the Test - but we're going to have to play a lot better than we did in these last two games.

Charlotte EdwardsEngland captain

Player of the match (and the series)

It's been a wonderful series, hugely competitive across the three games and really nice to come away with the points today. Charlotte and Sarah are huge threats for them, but I thought we were clinical as a bowling unit and batted well too. We played some great cricket across the three games.

Ellyse PerryAustralia all-rounder (now wearing two medals)

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Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

I'm not sure Jenny Gunn will be in the Test side - they've got to get Kate Cross in to swing the red ball.

Eng have been outclassed by a sharper Oz side. Need batsman to convert and bowlers must be more penetrative up front #WomensAshes

Bowling figures

Australia's bowling figures all bear closer scrutiny, you can't find a weak link there:

  • Perry 7-0-16-2
  • Schutt 7-0-25-0
  • Farrell 9-1-29-0
  • Jonassen 6-1-23-1
  • Coyte 10-0-38-2
  • Beams 4.1-0-13-3

All of Eng's changes today designed to shore up their batting - but another huge collapse. Hard to see where they go from here. #womensAshes

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

Katherine Brunt has only conceded 37 runs from her 10 overs, and contributed 31 runs with the bat - I think she may be a little irked at the lack of support today.

Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

Ellyse Perry should be player of the match - scoring 67 at more than a run a ball, and then taking those two key wickets of Edwards and Taylor. Athletic in the field, she's had a great all-round game - and just as on Thursday, she and Lanning contributed 152 runs combined.

The Southern Stars have also won the ODI element of the series 2-1 - apparently there will be an award for player of the series, while Australia will receive an ODI series trophy (but just to be clear, they haven't won the Ashes yet).

What is good news if you're an Aussie is that if Australia now win the Test, that would put them 8-2 ahead on points - and England would need to win all three Twenty20 internationals to square the series and retain the Ashes.

Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

This has been really good for women's cricket. This was a sell-out yesterday, it would have been full if it hadn't rained.

Champagne moment

Australia team celebrate
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Shrubsole b Beams 3 (Eng 152 all out)

Anya Shrubsole is bowled out
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Shrubsole fails to pick Beams's googly and is bowled heaving across the line - Beams has three wickets and Australia have won.

Eng 152-9 (target 242)

Megan Schutt back into the attack, Shrubsole plays and misses, while I'm sure that's the sound of a car being started I can hear in the background at New Road. A couple of singles push England's score past 150, but the game has been up for a while.

Eng 149-9 (target 242)

Anya Shrubsole "isn't really a number 11" according to TMS's Izzy Westbury, "she's better than that" - but both sides are rather going through the motions here as Shrubsole takes a single off her first ball.

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

She had to get on with it, and was bowled aiming a wild yahoo to cow corner.


Elwiss b Beams 7 (Eng 148-9)

Elwiss goes out in a blaze of glory - a big slog is high, wide and not particularly handsome, and she's bowled by Beams.

Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

Brunt and Shrubsole bowled economically, but if you look at the Australian seamers, their four all bowled well. And this series hasn't really been one for the spinners.

Eng 146-8 (target 242)

Coyte continues, this is her last over, she'll be the first Aussie to finish her spell today - Elwiss drives to extra cover where the ball bounces just in front of the diving Alex Blackwell, who's an excellent fielder. Coyte finishes with 2-38 from her 10, and England need a theoretical 96 from 54 balls.

Izzy Westbury

Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

Australia have just been better in all departments today.

In by a mile. But if you have a third umpire, you might as well use him!

Umpire review

A quick single from Elwiss, Bolton throws to the stumps, Healy takes the bails off and they go upstairs...

Eng 142-8 (Elwiss 5*, Gunn 3*)

Elwiss drills Beams to long-off for a single, the leggie is still bowling quite fast and flat, and a couple more singles mean England need a round 100 from 10 overs to pull off one of the most unlikely victories of the year.

Eng 139-8 (target 242)

Jenny Gunn, with an ODI average of nearly 20 from 125 ODIs, is probably too good to be batting number 10 (having batted the majority of her career between five and eight), but that's her job today. She's off the mark with a single. England need 103 from 66 balls.

Holly Colvin

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

I don't blame her for trying that. I prefer to see people getting out like that than sweeping or hitting round the corner.


Marsh c Blackwell b Coyte 0 (Eng 138-8)

Sadly for England, this is becoming a procession - Laura Marsh, needing to force the pace, hits the ball straight to extra cover and is out without scoring.

Eng 137-7 (target 242)

Elwiss nudges a single to steal the strike from new batter Laura Marsh, and ends a pretty sorry powerplay for England, in which they scored 23 runs and lost three wickets.

There's a delay between overs - it looks like a pushchair being moved from behind the bowler's arm? Now, it's the ground staff being summoned - umpire Wharf is concerned about footmarks and summons some sawdust. A gigantic wheelbarrow is brought out, containing all sorts of equipment, to effect repairs.

Holly Colvin

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

I'm not sure sweeping is the right option on this track. One of Sciver's strengths is hitting down the ground and I would have liked to see her hit straighter.


Sciver c Farrell b Beams 2 (Eng 136-7)

Sciver sweeps at the leg-spinner, gets a top edge and is easily caught at short fine leg. The most relieved woman on the field is Beams, who had just dropped a fierce caught-and-bowled chance a couple of deliveries before.

Duckworth-Lewis? England are about 60 behind. Safe to say rain can't, and won't, save them.

Eng 135-6 (target 242)

Georgia Elwiss is in at eight - England have two new batters in. Just a couple of singles from Coyte's over - though it finishes with four byes - and I'm already fearing the game might be up for England. They need 107 from 78 balls.

Holly Colvin

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

They've been a little frantic with their running, England. They might have made it if they'd just kept going.


Brunt run out 31 (Eng 129-6)

Katherine Brunt
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...and just about anything does happen. Brunt hits the ball to point, sets off for a run, Sciver starts and then stops, Brunt is stranded halfway down the track and it's an easy run-out as Coyte's throw is gathered by keeper Healy.

A mixed bag of an over from Beams finishes. Her figures will say 1-0-5-0 but won't tell half of the story.  

Eng 126-5

Speak the leg-spinner's name and she'll be brought on! Kristen Beams, who didn't have the best of games at Taunton (taking 1-52) but is back in the side today, comes on for the 36th over. Her first ball is driven for two by Brunt, and her second flies out of her hand and lands at cover point! It's called as a no-ball. Just about anything could happen here...

Eng 124-5 (target 242)

New batter Natalie Sciver has to jam her bat down on a yorker from Coyte, the ball hits her back leg and nearly bowls her. But she survives for now.

And I've just realised, leg-spinner Kristen Beams hasn't bowled at all yet... will it be too late to bring her in now? On the evidence of that four she let through earlier, I don't think she's in the side as a specialist fielder...