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Summary

  1. Eng 114-5 - win by five wickets
  2. Sciver hits career-best 47 for England
  3. Aus 111 all out - Shrubsole 4-11, Sciver 4-15
  4. Blackwell 24 & Harris 24 (3 sixes)

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By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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Farewell to the Women's Ashes

And as Australia celebrate a deserved Women's Ashes series win, that's where we're going to leave it. I hope you've enjoyed the BBC coverage of the series.

After a quick bite to eat, we'll be back at about 14:25 BST to bring you the men's T20 international - you can read about that here. See you then.

Champagne moment

The champagne corks have already been popped - Australia captain Meg Lanning lifts the Women's Ashes trophy.

They now hold the Ashes, World Cup and World Twenty20 trophies at the same time. Although England's women have done that in 2009, no men's side (not even Ricky Ponting's Australia) have ever done that.

Captain's view

We were disappointing today but have to give credit to England, they came out really hard and came to play today. The Test match win was really special, to get those 10 wickets on that final day is something I will never forget. There is always a lot to learn, the group has been fantastic, it has been a really fun tour and I think it showed in our play. We've had a lot of support from back home and that's great.

Meg LanningAustralia captain
Meg Lanning
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If I hear more England cricketers talking about "taking positives" from a losing game, I think I will scream out of the window. #bbccricket

Captain's view

I think we needed this to top off the series. It has been disappointed but I am proud of what the girls have done. We are seeing signs of what Nat [Sciver] is capable of at this level. She played so positively after a first-ball duck at Brighton. I will have a break after this series. It has been a long year. I will then go to play in the Big Bash for the Perth Scorchers. It is a great opportunity not just for myself but all these girls. We will all come back stronger after this series for a strong 2016-17. There is character in the group and we need to stick together and will continue to do that and work hard.

Charlotte EdwardsEngland captain on TMS
Charlotte Edwards celebrates
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Australia are now receiving their medals from Baroness Heyhoe Flint. The trophy awaits.

Captain's view

The crowd have been our 12th man at the times and really inspired us, it really does mean a lot and I hope you'll all come back and watch us in the future. We'll be a stronger group because of this, sometimes it takes a loss to move forward and looking forward to a brilliant 2016-17.

Charlotte EdwardsEngland captain

Player of the Women's Ashes series

We hadn't held the Ashes in quite a long time we had a great preparation back home and to play the way we have against such fantastic opposition in England has been a fantastic experience. It's really nice to be able to contribute up the order and what has been so pleasing is that our whole squad has contributed. There's a great feeling amongst the group, we've definitely got some things to work on but it has been fantastically enjoyable and really exciting for the future.

Ellyse PerryAustralia all-rounder

Captain's view

We spoke about getting something from this last match and to beat the best team in the world is something we should be proud of but missing out on that run chase at Hove makes it doubly disappointing as a group. Ultimately Australia have been the better team but when we have played at our best we have matched them.

Charlotte EdwardsEngland captain

Player of the series

Time for the overall player of the Ashes series award - it goes to the mighty Southern Stars all-rounder  Ellyse Perry.

A crowd of 8,891 in to watch the #WomensAshes T20 as part of today's double-header at Cardiff. Shows the format appeals to supporters...

They've managed to position the podium where 80% of the fans can't see it. TV is king I suppose.

They've managed to position the podium where 80% of the fans can't see it. TV is king I suppose.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

You can see when Anya is in form because she hits the ground hard. She has a rounded package. when she is in full flow England are at their best. The key now is for her to stay fit. She is young and still has plenty of overs in her.

Player of the series

Bit of luck here and favourable conditions, that's the way it goes in T20 sometimes and wickets go your way. We love playing high pressure games and it brings out the best in me. Nat was brilliant with bat and ball and set up the win. Hopefully I can get some good training behind me now because next year is a big year.

Anya ShrubsolePlayer of the series

Player of the match

I think it probably was my best for England, it's nice to put in a good performance, a shame it was at the end of the series when it doesn't quite mean as much but still nice.

Natalie SciverPlayer of the match
Natalie Sciver
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Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

The biggest issue in this short format is the opening partner for Charlotte Edwards. The bowling is brilliant but they need to work on building batting partnerships. This is why Nat Sciver scoring runs is such a positive.

Player of the series

The player of the T20 series is England's Anya Shrubsole, who has combined figures of 7-35 from the three matches.

Player of the match

Natalie Sciver is named as player of the match for her 4-15 and 47. The presentation party on the podium includes a true legend of women's cricket - Baroness Heyhoe Flint.

Coach's view

It was important to us to bounce back and beat the world champions in this format. I'm happy we got over the line and Nat Sciver got the runs she did. We bowled and fielded well in all three formats. We have had moments with the bat but struggled in some situations. We take full responsibility for all the performances and some of those have not been at the level we want. I am accountable for that. We have a balance of youth and experience and at times we have not performed as well as we would like in pressure situations. We will look at that and move forward positively. I am 100% behind Charlotte Edwards, as are the team and management.

Paul ShawEngland head of women's performance

England and Australia's players are chatting together on the outfield. Even though I don't think there's another Ashes for a couple of years, they'll still see plenty of each other this winter - several England players have signed for Women's Big Bash League teams, while there's a World Twenty20 tournament in India in the spring.

Proud of the @englandcricket girls to finish with a win. Not easy. Incredible crowds/support throughout the #WomensAshes. Thank you all 👍🏽

Heather Knight
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Alison Mitchell

BBC Test Match Special

We're in a transition phase here with one double-header and two stand-alone games. But given time, all games should stand on their own two feet, and hopefully at the bigger grounds too.

Captain's view

We weren't great today unfortunately. England bowled well today. It is a disappointing finish but we can't complain. We did what we came here to do. I don't think the conditions changed much through the game but we lost too many wickets and couldn't get back in the game. We needed a perfect display with the ball and didn't get that. Our average age is around 25 and we have a lot of games between us. We have to keep trying to improve. We have the opportunity to dominate women's cricket.

Meg LanningAustralia captain on TMS

Well done Ladies !! Get the Batting sorted and we would have won the Ashes easily . Now for the Guys Come on England ! 😎

The most important thing was we wanted to win and we haven't so any personal achievements pales in comparison. If you are an opening bowler you want these conditions. I managed to get the ball in the right place. Nat Sciver bowled and batted brilliantly. We've bowled well in this series. We are pleased with but unfortunately we haven't retained the Ashes. I have played an entire summer, I'm still fit and I can't tell you the last time I did that. I will have a bit of a break now and then into winter training. We have five tours next year so we need a good winter.

Anya ShrubsoleEngland pace bowler on TMS
Anya Shrubsole
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End-of-match scorecard

England 114-5 (18.1 overs)

Fall of wickets:  1-1 (Wyatt 0), 8-2 (Taylor 3), 22-3 (Edwards 8), 77-4 (Brunt 17), 106-5 (Sciver 47)

Bowling:  Perry 4-0-26-1, Farrell 4-1-14-2, Schutt 3.1-0-20-0, Coyte 3-0-26-0, Jonassen 1-0-8-0, Harris 1-0-7-0, Lanning 2-0-11-1.

Australia 111 all out (20 overs) -  Blackwell 24, Harris 24, Shrubsole 4-11, Sciver 4-15

England won toss

Full scorecard

It was really good. It was really disappointing down in Hove and really important for us to put in a good performance and a bit of pride. We wanted to give the supporters something in return. We've got the belief down our order and showed today we can bat all the way down.

Lydia GreenwayEngland batter on Sky Sports
Lydia Greenway
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If you've not been following the entire series, England won the first ODI in Taunton, but Australia then triumphed in the ODIs at Worcester and Bristol, and in the Test at Canterbury.

While England won the first T20 in Chelmsford, Australia then won at Hove to clinch the Ashes.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Overall you have to say well played to Australia. They have been dominant.

Nat Sciver appears to understand that the top hand is not just somewhere to park a spare glove, and that the offside is not a no-go area.

Nat Sciver
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So, you could say that England have won the T20 series 2-1. But you could also say they were clearly second best across the multi-format series.

Do stay with us for the presentations.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

That was massively needed. There were questions of whether a gap was opening but England have shown they have the ability. two performances stand out: Anya Shrubsole and Nat Sciver. England will walk away with a few sore points from this series, but this is a positive. There is a bright future ahead.

Champagne moment

England win third T20 international by five wickets.

Australia win the Women's Ashes 10-6 on points.

Eng 114-5

Lydia Greenway pulls Megan Schutt for four through square leg - England wrap it up with 11 balls to spare.

Lydia Greenway
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Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I think this is the biggest crowd I've seen for a double-header.

Eng 110-5

Greenway guides a single to deep mid-wicket. Two runs needed from 12 balls.

Eng 109-5

Greenway has to dig out a good yorker from Rene Farrell, but top-edges a sweep over the keeper for two. Three needed from 13.