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Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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    If you've not had your fill of T20 today, you can listen to the closing stages of Somerset v Sussex here. Have a Blast (literally).

    As for England and Australia, they reconvene in Bristol on Wednesday evening to see if Meg Lanning's side can emulate "Bradman's Invincibles" of 1948 by going unbeaten through an entire tour of England.

    (That game on Wednesday will be our last taste of the Women's Ashes - but not to worry, the men's Ashes starts the next morning at Edgbaston.)

    Make sure you join us on Wednesday (play starts at 18:30 BST) - bye for now.

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    But a sensible, risk-free fourth-wicket stand of 87 between the old firm of Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry saw Australia home with 13 balls to spare.

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    Alyssa Healy got Australia off to a flier, as she often does, but became one of three wickets to fall for 12 runs to leave them 35-3:

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    But Sophie Ecclestone hit a late six to ensure England finished on 121-8:

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    With those two gone, the boundaries dried up and the wickets tumbled:

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    Tammy Beaumont batted fluently, but fell seven short of a half-century, while Heather Knight was caught and bowled:

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    Jones' opening partner Danni Wyatt fell for single figures, as did Nat Sciver:

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    As we try and pick the bones out of Australia's latest victory, let's take you back through how this game unfolded.

    It started - as it has done four times in white-ball cricket in this series - with Amy Jones getting out to Ellyse Perry:

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  9. Perry pulls to mid-wicket for four

    And here's one of her fours:

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  10. Player of the match? Guess who...

    Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry:"Our bowlers really set it up well to restrict England to the total they did - it's been solid contributions from everyone. We've managed to get shape on the ball, you expect a bit of swing in English conditions and it's been a bit of a weapon for it. I've had opportunities opening the batting in the WBBL back home and it helps you get a handle on how to play the game. With the variety and batting depth we have, it's about making the most of it when you get the chance."

  11. Captain's view

    Australia captain Meg Lanning on Sky Sports: "On a wicket that's a bit slower, we knew we didn't need to go hard, just score off as many balls as we could and find the odd boundary. The first over set the tone, but we had to play to the conditions and I think we adjusted nicely. We talk about building matchwinning partnerships, so Ellyse and I wanted to finish the job. It's nice to win the T20 series but we want to finish the series well. It's going to be difficult to change a winning team."

  12. Captain's view

    England captain Heather Knight on Sky Sports: "We kept losing wickets at regular intervals - it was a slow pitch and we needed one player to shepherd us along, we needed a partnership like Meg and Ellyse had. We felt taking those three wickets put the pressure on, but we couldn't break that partnership. Sophie Ecclestone bowled outstandingly, as did Katherine Brunt. We've got lots of options in the powerplay and we're trying to find the right combination. It's now about building towards the T20 World Cup next year, we've got a lot of work to do."

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    They've been more dominant in the T20 leg of the series than in any other portion of it. England haven't looked like being in the game.

  14. How's stat?!

    Phil Long

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    Meg Lanning has now scored 333 runs in T20 cricket against England without being dismissed, since she was run out in 2016.

  15. Champagne moment

    AUSTRALIA WIN BY SEVEN WICKETS, WIN T20 SERIES, AND LEAD 12-2 ON POINTS.

    Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry
  16. Aus 122-3

    Perry dabs a single to third man and it's all over.

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    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Middlesex captain on BBC Test Match Special

    It's difficult to find even a phase in a match where England have been on top. Difficult times.

  18. Aus 121-3

    Lanning steers a single to third man to level the scores.

  19. Aus 120-3

    Brunt appeals for a stumping as Jones fields a legside wide, but there's no dice from the umpire. Perry obviously has no eye for personal milestone as a single takes her to 46 with two needed.

  20. Aus 118-3

    Lanning 42, Perry 45

    England have to go for broke here, with Katherine Brunt charging in for her last over - but after a single from Lanning, Perry clips a four off her pads. Four needed. But Perry needs five for her 50 - will she go over the top?