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By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Captain's view

    Quote Message: 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. from Meg Lanning Australia captain
    Meg LanningAustralia captain
    Meg Lanning
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  5. Captain's view

    Quote Message: 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. from Charlotte Edwards England captain on TMS
    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.

  7. Captain's view

    Quote Message: 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. from Charlotte Edwards England captain
    Charlotte EdwardsEngland captain
  8. Player of the Women's Ashes series

    Quote Message: 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. from Ellyse Perry Australia all-rounder
    Ellyse PerryAustralia all-rounder
  9. Captain's view

    Quote Message: 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. from Charlotte Edwards England captain
    Charlotte EdwardsEngland captain
  10. 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.

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  12. Waiting for the trophy

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: 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.
  15. Player of the series

    Quote Message: 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. from Anya Shrubsole Player of the series
    Anya ShrubsolePlayer of the series
  16. Player of the match

    Quote Message: 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. from Natalie Sciver Player of the match
    Natalie SciverPlayer of the match
    Natalie Sciver
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: 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.
  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Coach's view

    Quote Message: 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. from Paul Shaw England head of women's performance
    Paul ShawEngland head of women's performance
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    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.

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    Heather Knight
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    Alison Mitchell

    BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: 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.
  26. Captain's view

    Quote Message: 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. from Meg Lanning Australia captain on TMS
    Meg LanningAustralia captain on TMS
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    Quote Message: 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. from Anya Shrubsole England pace bowler on TMS
    Anya ShrubsoleEngland pace bowler on TMS
    Anya Shrubsole
  29. 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

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    Quote Message: 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. from Lydia Greenway England batter on Sky Sports
    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.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

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

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: 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.
  36. Champagne moment

    England win third T20 international by five wickets.

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

  37. 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

    Quote Message: I think this is the biggest crowd I've seen for a double-header.
  39. Eng 110-5

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

  40. 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.

  41. Eng 107-5 (target 112)

    Vice-captain Heather Knight, who opens in Tests and ODIs, is down at number seven in this format - she punches a single to deep mid-on to leave five needed from 15 balls.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Good to see a number of people standing to clap Nat Sciver. She deserves that. It is an unfortunate way to go but it is a brilliant 47. The way she built her innings and partnerships is the future of what England are trying to do.
  43. WICKET

    Sciver run out (Healy direct hit) 47 (Eng 106-5)

    Well, Sciver's not going to see England home - attempting another quick single, she's easily run out at the bowler's end by keeper Healy's throw from short fine leg. She's probably done enough for player of the match though. Six needed from 18 balls.

  44. Eng 105-4 (target 112)

    Another drive from Greenway, four more, this time to long-on. Seven more needed from 21 balls, we're into "surely not even England can mess this up from here" territory.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: This is the intent that we have wanted to see for a long time from England. Australia have been off the mark with the ball.
  46. Eng 101-4

    Lanning has removed herself from the attack and just looks set to rotate her seamers now, Coyte is back on. Sciver adds a single, and Greenway finally finds the boundary with a powerful off drive. 11 needed from 22 - pressure, what pressure? Hundred up.

    Meg Lanning
  47. Eng 96-4 (target 112)

    A Brucie bonus for the hosts as they take a quick single, Coyte throws at an unguarded set of stumps, the throw's not backed up and England help themselves to an overthrow. Perry's last ball is a bouncer which Sciver hits down to square leg - Perry finishes with 1-26 and England need 16 from 24 balls.

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    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport at Cardiff

    Quote Message: The crowd in Cardiff are undoubtedly nervous as England edge towards an important victory. They’re fully involved in the action, applauding every well-run single, boundary and dot ball - perhaps more in an effort to keep warm than anything else.
  49. Eng 92-4

    Lanning goes for broke by recalling Ellyse Perry for her last over. Her mission: to dismiss Natalie Sciver before the Surrey all-rounder sees England home. Sciver has already achieved her best T20 international batting and bowling figures today. A single takes her to 45 from 41 - by contrast, at the other end, Greenway is struggling to get bat on ball and has 2 from 12.

    Ellyse Perry
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Australia will still feel if they can squeeze one out you never know, but England are firmly in the driving seat.
  51. Eng 91-4 (Sciver 44, Greenway 2)

    Unorthodox from Lydia Greenway - known for her sweeps and reverse sweeps, she sets up to reverse sweep but somehow the ball takes an edge and trickles towards square leg. Lanning has Greenway playing and missing again... but it's signalled as a no-ball, though not a free hit. Did they have three fielders behind square on the leg side? Or some other unforced error? England need 21 from 30 balls.

    Lydia Greenway hits
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Nat Sciver is really cashing in here. She knows Meg Lanning is a part-time bowler and she doesn't want her to settle.
  53. Eng 88-4 (target 112)

    The Bank Holiday crowd is filling up, if you've got a ticket and you're not there yet you're missing a cracking innings from Natalie Sciver as she blasts Lanning back past the stumps for four, then guides a single to fine leg to move to 43 from 38 balls.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Charlotte Edwards maybe needs to go away after this tournament and honestly analyse her performance. Meg Lanning is younger and is less scared of taking a risk.
  55. Eng 83-4 (target 112)

    We've had a lot of wides today, Schutt bowls another before going round the wicket to the left-handed Greenway, who swings and misses at the last ball. 29 from 36 balls - who's your money on?

    Lydia Greenway
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  57. Eng 81-4

    Schutt replaces Farrell at the Cathedral Road End as Sciver, whose all-round contribution today must make her favourite for the player of the match award, keeps plugging away. She has 37 from 34 balls, the left-handed Greenway is off the mark with a single.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Good to see Nat Sciver in the runs. he has been in good form in county cricket as well. She has got a bright future and is starting to come into her own in terms of match responsibility.
    Nat Sciver
  59. Eng 79-4 (target 112)

    Lydia Greenway, who top-scored for England with 26 at Hove, is the new batter. Despite sending down a couple of wides, it's otherwise a tight over from Lanning - England need 33 from 42 balls.

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    Mel Jones

    Former Australia batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Once again Meg Lanning makes a captaincy decision that works well in this series. She has that slingy action that gets it through on this deck and it is the breakthrough Australia needed.
    Meg Lanning celebrates
  61. WICKET

    Brunt lbw b Lanning 17 (Eng 77-4)

    A great bowling change from Meg Lanning - the captain introduces her own potent brand of partnership-breaking, slingy right-arm seam - and it traps Brunt in front second ball.

    Meg Lanning
  62. Scorecard update

    England 76-3 (12 overs) - need 36 more from 48 balls

    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Wyatt 0), 8-2 (Taylor 3), 22-3 (Edwards 8).

    Bowling: Perry 3-0-21-1, Farrell 3-1-10-2, Schutt 2-0-12-0, Coyte 2-0-17-0, Jonassen 1-0-8-0, Harris 1-0-7-0.

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

    England won toss

    Full scorecard

  63. Eng 76-3 (Sciver 35, Brunt 17)

    Brunt bludgeons a two down to fine leg, where Grace Harris makes a good diving stop, but with 36 needed from 48 deliveries, there now seems to be an increasing belief around Cardiff that England might pull this off. (Famous last words).

  64. Eng 72-3

    Australia could do with a wicket, so turn back to Rene Farrell - and Sciver nurdles a single to fine leg to bring up the fifty partnership.

    Natalie Sciver
  65. Eng 71-3 (target 112)

    A boundary at the start of the over always takes the pressure off - and it's a profitable over for England as their fourth-wicket pair plunder four more singles. This stand is worth 49, and England need 41 from 54 balls.

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    Mel Jones

    Former Australia batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: It has been a low-scoring affair but we have seen the most amount of sixes yet in this series. Grace Harris hit three and now Sciver has got in on the action. This is an interesting phase of the game now.
  67. Eng 67-3

    Now it's Katherine Brunt's turn to join in as spinner Grace Harris - bowling with her cap on - is despatched for four through mid-wicket on her first delivery.

    Katherine Brunt
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    Alison Mitchell

    BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Sciver is a strongly-built, athletic player. The first six for England is a sign of what she can do.
  69. Eng 63-3 (Sciver 31 from 27 balls)

    Our first sight of Australian spin today as they turn to slow left-armer Jess Jonassen, who's had a marvellous series with bat and ball. But the increasingly assured Sciver hoists her for a six over long-on. At the halfway stage, they need 49 from 60 balls.

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    Mel Jones

    Former Australia batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: In the T20 format Sciver has come on and got wickets but her main role is to bat. She hasn't fulfilled that much yet this series. But she has a chance here to see England through to a win.
  71. Eng 55-3 (target 112)

    There's some nail-biting in the England dug-out (both literal and metaphorical) but there's a decent round of applause as Sciver and Brunt push the score past 50. Sciver seems to have adjusted well to this pitch, cutting Coyte for a two and a three. Her 24 has only taken 22 balls - and she's kept the strike.

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  73. Eng 46-3 (Sciver 17, Brunt 5)

    Healy belatedly stands back from the stumps, but that gives Sciver the chance to come out of her crease next ball. Healy then comes back up to the stumps - this is more like a game of Grandmother's Footsteps than cricket this over - but Sciver keeps the score ticking with ones and twos. 66 needed from 72 balls.

  74. Eng 43-3

    England's men have started to arrive at Cardiff for their T20 international which starts at 15:00 BST - we'll have full coverage of that one later on - but for now it's feeling like an uphill struggle for their female counterparts - although if Healy keeps missing legside wides, letting another one through to the boundary for five wides, it could be a close-run thing.

  75. Eng 37-3 (Sciver 14, Brunt 4)

    More fluent batting from Sciver, guiding Coyte for two through extra cover. She has 14 from 13 balls.

    Natalie Sciver
  76. Eng 34-3

    All right-arm seam so far from Australia as the Southern Stars turn to Sarah Coyte's medium pace - but she fires one down the leg side which beats Brunt, wicketkeeper Healy and disappears for five wides. They all count, England...

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: All England need is the grit to see them over the line. Australia have shown that hunger and desire over the series. England can bring this home comfortably but they need the belief to do so.
  78. Eng 29-3 (target 112)

    Brunt is off the mark with a two and a single as the powerplay concludes.

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  80. Missed run-out

    Eng 26-3

    Despite Farrell's excellent figures, Australia make a change and turn to fellow right-arm seamer Megan Schutt. Brunt hasn't connected cleanly yet, and when she is sent back by Sciver, Schutt has the chance to run her out but her underarm throw misses the stumps at the striker's end as Brunt pulls out the full-length dive.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Plenty of time in this game. England are comfortably ahead of the rate. Schutt will now try to extract the same sort of swing Farrell got.
  82. Eng 26-3 (Sciver 12, Brunt 0)

    Australia keep Perry going at the River Taff End, but Sciver is still batting positively, stepping forward and using the pace on the ball to deflect a four through long leg. Perry has 1-21 from three overs.

    Ellyse Perry
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Farrell has that extra bit of movement. She has come in and been so effective right from the word go. Australia have a plethora of dynamic bowlers and batters. They have a very healthy squad.
  84. Eng 22-3 (Farrell 2-1-5-2)

    Katherine Brunt has responded to her promotion to number five in this T20 series by scoring 13 not out from seven balls at Chelmsford, and 20 from 29 at Hove. But for now, she has to dig in as Farrell completes a wicket maiden.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: I think she has been done by the amount of swing Farrell has been getting. She was frustrated at not being able to get away and she ended up chasing a wide one. England under a lot of pressure now. The crowd are quiet - they are not feeling this.
    Charlotte Edwards
  86. WICKET

    Edwards c Coyte b Farrell 8 (22-3)

    And the pressure increases for England as Edwards chases a wide delivery from Farrell and is well caught at backward point.

    Charlotte Edwards reacts
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Sciver is moving her feet well. The surface is coming on nicely so if you can get to the pitch it does negate the swing. England will feel confident. They need to set a platform. The key is wickets in hand.
  88. Eng 22-2 (Edwards 8, Sciver 8)

    Edwards helps herself to some singles, but it's Sciver who's looking to be more aggressive at this stage, coming down the wicket to Perry and slicing a three past backward point, then guiding three more to deep extra cover. England are "Richie Benaud" - 22-2. Just the 90 more needed from 17 overs.

    Charlotte Edwards
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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Good news - that floodlight bulb [see 12th over] has been fixed.

    Ebony Rainford-Brent adds: "It must have been Spiderman."

  90. Eng 12-2 (Edwards 5, Sciver 2)

    Natalie Sciver comes in - like Australia, England have their number four at the crease before the end of the second over. A couple of legside wides boost the score, while a firm drive back past the bowler from Sciver brings her two. England need 100 more from 18 overs.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: England massively in trouble. Taylor has got to be disappointed. When she is playing well she moves her feet, but she was static there. Australia are going to be feeling confident. They don't want to go home leaving this T20 series hanging and now they have a chance to drive this home.
    Sarah Taylor
  92. WICKET

    Taylor c Healy b Farrell 3 (Eng 8-2)

    Again, an England batter is let down by a lack of footwork as Taylor is stuck in concrete and can only feather an edge off Rene Farrell to keeper Alyssa Healy, standing up to the stumps.

    Sarah Taylor
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: If Edwards or Taylor perform you feel confident that England will win, but when they don't, they struggle. These two are still driving the game for their country. They need some others to stand up.
  94. Eng 7-1 (target 112)

    While England ponder their change of opener, Taylor is off the mark with a characteristic clip through mid-wicket for two. Edwards uses the long boundary, guiding a well-run three to the cow corner boundary.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: That was a poor shot. It was a decent delivery from Perry but Wyatt didn't move her foot at all, the ball jagged back in and she was caught out.
    Danielle Wyatt
  96. WICKET

    Wyatt b Perry 0 (Eng 1-1)

    Danielle Wyatt goes first ball - beaten by a fast delivery from Ellyse Perry which goes between bat and pad, flicks the top of her left pad and demolishes her stumps. Captain Edwards, who had taken a single off her second delivery, is joined by wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor.

    Ellyse Perry
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    A quick turnaround means Australia are already striding out to the middle at Cardiff, as England look to score 112 to win the game. Skipper Charlotte Edwards is accompanied to the middle by new opening partner Danielle Wyatt.

  98. England captaincy

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: I would say in 2009 when England dominated, Charlotte Edwards was the best captain in the world. But since then others have come on, like Meg Lanning, and been a bit more dynamic. It is clear that England have a game plan but they haven't been flexible enough. I don't think England will risk a change yet. I might consider looking at Heather Knight but I don't think they are ready to do that because of the force Edwards has been.
    Charlotte Edwards
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  100. End-of-innings scorecard

    Australia 111 all out (20 overs) - England won toss

    Fall of wickets: 8-1 (Lanning 2), 9-2 (Villani 5), 23-3 (Cameron 10), 25-4 (Jonassen 0), 51-5 (Perry 16), 68-6 (Blackwell 24), 104-7 (Harris 24), 104-8 (Coyte 0), 111-9 (Schutt 2), 111 all out (Healy 19). Not out: Farrell 0.

    Bowling: Brunt 4-0-27-0, Shrubsole 4-0-11-4, Grundy 4-0-28-2, Sciver 4-0-15-4, Hazell 4-0-26-0.

    Full scorecard

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    Quote Message: I was having a bit of trouble with wides but thankfully that one [fine delivery to bowl Meg Lanning] went right, it was perfect conditions for bowling. We’re going to have to bat well but hopefully we can knock these off. The batters are keen to put it right and hopefully we can end the series on a winning note. from Anya Shrubsole England pace bowler on Sky Sports
    Anya ShrubsoleEngland pace bowler on Sky Sports
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    Quote Message: I think it is going to be tough. We find it hard. I don't think the wicket will change much. England will have as tough conditions as we did. There is a lot on the line here. We want to win all three series within the Ashes. from Jess Cameron Australia batter on TMS
    Jess CameronAustralia batter on TMS
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    So, after Nelson struck twice for England at the end, they will need to score 112, at a rate of just over five and a half, for a consolation victory.

    If you're not aware, Australia have already clinched the Women's Ashes as they hold an unassailable 10-4 lead, with two points available today.

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    Quote Message: I thought Anya [Shrubsole] opened up really well. I am happy with her bowling. It was a pretty good surface. I needed to nail my yorkers as any length would go. We have had our meetings and reviewed the last game. We know what we need to do now - be positive and try and finish the game off. from Natalie Sciver England all-rounder on TMS
    Natalie SciverEngland all-rounder on TMS
  105. WICKET

    Healy c Wyatt b Grundy 19 (Aus 111 all out)

    Rene Farrell has to go out for one ball here, and be the non-striker. And it's a case of deja vu as Healy falls in the same manner as Schutt, hoisting the last ball of the innings towards the leg-side boundary and this time Danielle Wyatt takes the catch. Grundy finishes with 2-28.

    Rebecca Grundy
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Schutt doing what she should do. She has kept the runs coming but she didn't get enough power on that. Australia in danger of being bowled. England will want the wicket to give them an in-road psychologically.
  107. WICKET

    Schutt c Greenway b Grundy 2 (Aus 111-9)

    Time for the long handle - but Schutt perishes when she picks out deep mid-wicket with the penultimate ball of the innings.

    Natalie Sciver
  108. Dropped catch

    Aus 111-8

    Grundy's catching lets her down again as she can't hold a return chance from Healy.

  109. Aus 110-8

    Three balls from Grundy, three singles. Three to go.

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    Kalika Mehta

    BBC Sport at Cardiff

    Quote Message: The crowd is certainly filling out and Grace Harris’ big hitting has excited the onlooking spectators in Cardiff who are merrily waving their FOUR and SIX placards. Despite the early hour and chilly there are many fans walking around in shorts, perhaps attempting to hold on to summer as long as possible and the ice-cream truck is somewhat surprisingly doing a roaring trade.
  111. Aus 107-8 (Sciver 4-0-15-4)

    The hat-trick ball is forced for a single to square leg by Megan Schutt, Healy goes for a cross-batted blast over the bowler's head which brings her two. One over left - Sciver gets a big round of applause as she takes her cap, having achieved her best T20 international bowling figures.

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    Coyte c Shrubsole b Sciver 0 (Aus 104-8)

    Sarah Coyte doesn't last long, lifting her first ball into the hands of Shrubsole at mid-off. Sciver has four wickets and she's on a hat-trick.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: She was trying to work it over the top but didn't get enough on it. But I like the intent. She has given Australia something to work with. It is important that Healy keeps the momentum going.
  114. WICKET

    Harris c Grundy b Sciver 24 (Aus 104-7)

    Short but sweet from Harris as her cameo innings ends. Another unorthodox flip over fine leg is attempted but it's straight to the fielder at short fine leg.

    Natalie Sciver
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  116. Aus 104-6

    Sciver, with two wickets so far, is handed the penultimate over. She'll be happy to only concede singles off the first two deliveries.

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    Alison Mitchell

    BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: The Australian players are starting to enjoy themselves a bit now. They are sat in the dug-out jigging their shoulders to the music.
  118. Aus 102-6 (Harris 24 from 12 balls)

    Harris lofts a single over the bowler's head, and with the leg-side field back, Healy takes advantage of the gap and clips a well-run two through mid-wicket before smacking two more through the covers. How England could do with a wicket.

    Grace Harris
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Harris is really making her mark here and having an impact on this game. She opened up her stance and timed it really well.
    Lydia Greenway
  120. Aus 97-6

    Amazing Grace makes Grundy, still wringing her hand, pay for that drop as she steps across to the off side and smashes another six over mid-wicket!

  121. Dropped catch

    Aus 91-6

    Rebecca Grundy has had a change of ends, she'll bowl the 18th (and presumably 20th) overs. Healy into double figures, the field is shuffled for the big-hitting Harris, who hits the ball back low to the bowler, who can't hold on. Ouch.

  122. Aus 90-6 (Healy 9, Harris 17)

    Brunt ends her spell of 0-27 with a dot ball but with three overs left, some big hitting from Harris could yet make this a very tricky total for England to chase down.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: I tell you what, Katherine Brunt does not get hit like that very often. She is walking back to her mark looking very confused. Harris got in to a good position and if you bowl length to her she will hit it out of the park.
  124. Aus 90-6

    Harris smacks a two to deep extra cover - then smacks a slower ball from Brunt over the leaping Greenway at deep mid-wicket for another six.

  125. Aus 82-6

    Interesting move - England go back to the pace of Katherine Brunt for her last over, so they could be finishing up with spin here. Harris steps across her stumps with one eye on a Jos Buttler-style ramp shot, but can't connect cleanly and they can only shuffle through for a leg bye. But Healy blasts a single to mid-off to get Harris back on strikie.

    Alyssa Healy
  126. Aus 79-6 (Healy 7, Harris 9)

    Hazell completes her spell with a wide and two singles - she finishes with 0-26 and Australia have four overs to go. Can "Amazing" Grace Harris fire them into three figures?

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Harris is a strong girl. We saw in the last game her hitting a big six and she has done it again here. This is the future of women's T20 cricket, producing players with power who can clear the rope.
  128. Aus 76-6

    Harris, a powerful young all-rounder from Queensland, is off the mark with a two - and having got her eye in, smashes a Hazell full toss over mid-wicket for the first six of the day.

  129. Aus 68-6

    Grace Harris is the new batter, Healy can't get the last ball of the over away. Healy is being watched by her fiance Mitchell Starc, who's sitting on the pavilion balcony with Aussie men's coach Darren Lehmann. They'll be called into action later for the men's international.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: I've been a bit disappointed by Blackwell this series. She has this release shot over cow corner, but she doesn't adapt and give herself other options. You know, if she doesn't rotate the strike, she will go for that shot. She needs another release.
  131. WICKET

    Blackwell c Elwiss b Sciver 24 (Aus 68-6)

    And once again, an Australian batter tries to step up the pace with a big leg-side heave, and skies the ball over the ring of off-side fielders. This time it's Georgia Elwiss taking the catch. Will Australia bat out their overs?

    Natalie Sciver
  132. Aus 68-5

    Edwards continues to shuffle her bowlers - looks like it's just the five being used today, we've not seen Wyatt or Knight bowl - as Sciver returns. Blackwell and Healy plunder four singles.

  133. Aus 64-5

    More ones and twos from Blackwell and Healy as Hazell whizzes through her third over. England are rather having to rush through their overs here (possibly after those wides Shrubsole bowled earlier) - they've got 20 minutes left to get six overs in.

    Elsewhere in the world of women's cricket, Ireland and Scotland are due to meet today - but Ireland have just retweeted a photo from someone saying it's "bucketing down".

    Alyssa Healy
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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: It will be an interesting second half. We thought in the last match that England were miles ahead but then the batting let them down and they collapsed. Perry and Schutt will be able to extract some swing from this pitch.
  135. Aus 59-5 (Blackwell 19, Healy 2)

    Sciver's off, despite having taken a wicket with her last ball, as left-arm spinner Grundy returns. It's still pedestrian progress from Australia, Blackwell gets down on one knee to sweep but Katherine Brunt earns a round of applause for an excellent diving stop on the square leg boundary, and an inch-perfect throw over the stumps for good measure. You need a good arm from those square boundaries at Cardiff.

    Alex Blackwell
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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Australia need to think about acceleration here, but conservative acceleration as they don't have many wickets to play with. If they are to post a competitive total here you sense it will be down to Blackwell.
  137. Aus 54-5

    Alyssa Healy joins Blackwell in the middle, Australia desperately need a big partnership but keep losing wickets. Hazell is quickly through her over, while TMS's Charles Dagnall has noticed a lightbulb has blown on one of the floodlights. Hopefully the others will stay in place, I think they'll be needed today.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Really important breakthrough for England. It is a bit lucky as Perry slashed at a wide one. But it has broken the momentum. Perry was starting to go nicely. If England can keep Australia under that 100 mark it will give them a huge psychological boost.
    Natalie Sciver
  139. WICKET

    Perry b Sciver 16 (Aus 51-5)

    Another breakthrough for England as Perry is foxed by a wide slower ball from Natalie Sciver and chops it onto her stumps trying to hit through the off side.

    Ellyse Perry
  140. Aus 48-4 (Perry 15, Blackwell 11)

    Steady progress from Australia, but one feels they'll need to step up the pace to set a competitive total here. We've reached the halfway point.

    Alex Blackwell
  141. Aus 45-4

    Off-spinner Danielle Hazell is England's fifth bowler, coming on at the Cathedral Road End - but Blackwell hits her second ball back down the ground for four, Hazell nearly does the splits diving to stop it but that's four all the way.

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  143. Aus 41-4 (Perry 14, Blackwell 5)

    After an over of Grundy, England turn to Natalie Sciver's medium pace, the singles keep flowing but the crowd applauds a brilliant one-handed stop by Lydia Greenway at backward point.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Shrubsole has bowled that consistent good length just outside off stump. But she also exploited the conditions to get good swing. It has been difficult for Australia to play. The way the last T20 went, England know they need to keep going hard at Australia.
  145. Aus 37-4 (Shrubsole 4-0-11-4)

    Perry is going along nicely here, she has an even 12 from 12 balls, and Shrubsole can take a bow after an impressive spell.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Quote Message: Blackwell is living a bit of a dangerous life, stepping across. She could have been given out early in the over and if she'd missed another inswinging delivery she would have been in trouble.
  147. Aus 35-4

    Shrubsole is going to bowl her overs straight through - and with 4-8 from her first three overs, why not? Again, Blackwell survives an appeal for leg before from the Somerset seamer.

    Anya Shrubsole bowls
  148. Aus 34-4

    Left-arm spinner Rebecca Grundy into the attack (with the field restrictions lifted), Blackwell forces a two off her legs. There's nearly a run-out chance when Blackwell knocks the ball to short fine leg again, she hesitates as Perry comes haring through for a single, and a more accurate throw would have had Blackwell in trouble. Perry clubs a four through long-on, the first boundary for a while.

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