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Live Reporting

By Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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    That's where we're going to leave the live text while you can look back with the highlights - congratulations Australia - as fans' thoughts will start to turn to the start of the men's Ashes tomorrow.

    Set your alarm for tomorrow morning - BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will be live at Edgbaston from 07:00 BST with build-up to the first Test. As you'd expect by now, the whole series will be live on TMS, with text commentary and in-play highlights here on the website.

    As for the women? They'll remain in T20 mode as Super League starts next Tuesday with all six teams in action as Surrey Stars look to defend their title - and you'll be able to follow plenty of coverage here on the BBC.

    Thanks for your company throughout the series - I wish you all a good night.

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    More from England coach Mark Robinson on Sky Sports, on the subject of Sarah Taylor: "She played very well last summer, and her keeping's second to none. She's lost a bit of form this summer, which possibly adds to her anxiety. But her health and her happiness come above everything else."

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    And England closed out the victory as Ecclestone and Brunt both picked up three wickets in the game:

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    England coach Mark Robinson on Sky Sports: "First of all, I'd like to congratulate Meg and Motty [coach Matthew Mott] for what they've achieved in this series. We've got to make sure our standards raise and try to match them. We've got 19 contracted players, three or four are rookies and some of the younger players we'd hoped to bring in haven't been in form - our A team lost 5-0 to Australia A. The form of all the batters was pretty decent going into the series, so to fall off a cliff was unexpected. 180 should have been enough in that first ODI, but we dropped a catch when they were eight down with 30 to win. In the second, we were 170-4 and lost the last six wickets for about 20 runs."

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    As the required rate climbed, Rachael Haynes holed out in the deep - but Ellyse Perry hit three sixes on the way to her highest T20 international score:

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    The next part of the game belonged to debutant Mady Villiers - who dropped a caught-and-bowled chance off her second ball in international cricket, but bounced back to remove Alyssa Healy and Ash Gardner in her second over.

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    A huge moment in today's game came when Sophie Ecclestone started with a wicket maiden at the end of the powerplay - taking the crucial wicket of Meg Lanning:

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  8. Champagne moment

    And on that note... Meg Lanning lifts the Women's Ashes trophy, the fireworks go off and the champagne starts to flow!

  9. Captain's view

    Australia captain Meg Lanning: "It's been a great series, we've really enjoyed it. It's been closer at times than the scoreboard suggests, but we've played our best cricket when the series was on the line. We've got a lot of depth in our squad, and have been able to add a few younger players like Sophie Molineux, Tayla Vlaeminck and Georgia Wareham. We just want to get better - there are a lot of good teams out there, England are certainly right up there. We expected a battle and we got one at times, but Ashes series are so fun to be a part of. The first and second ODIs were big moments in the series as we didn't play our best cricket but got some momentum."

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    You can't keep Brunt out of the game - excelling in the field early on, and then dismissing opener Beth Mooney cheaply:

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    Australia will now get their medals. While they do, let's continue with the last few highlights of the England innings - and an invaluable unbeaten stand between Lauren Winfield and Katherine Brunt to push the score to 139-5:

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  12. Captain's view

    England captain Heather Knight: "It's bittersweet after the series result. We talked about today being day one of our turnaround and getting back. The Aussies have outplayed us so credit to them, but I'm proud of how the girls stuck together. There's frustration looking back at the ODIs, we played some good cricket but didn't do it for long enough. Had we been smarter, we would have got into winning positions. We're aware we've not performed to the standard we expect - myself and senior players haven't contributed as much as we like. We've got to put a shift in now, as we've got a T20 World Cup in seven or eight months - and we've got some catching up to do [to Australia]."

    On debutant Mady Villiers: "She took to it like a duck to water, she's a real competitor, she bowled brilliantly. People forget Sophie Ecclestone's only 20 as she's been around for three years, so we've got some good girls coming through."

  13. Player of the series

    Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry: "The way we started the one-day series, to win those three ODIs put us in a dominant position. We've played very consistently, with some incredible performances and we've played with a smile on our faces. We've got a nice blend as a bowling unit, Meg has used us very well and we've managed to keep the pressure on.

    "All the facilities here have been brilliant, and to play in the kind of atmosphere we've done is great - it shows the strength of women's cricket and we've enjoyed putting a show on, so thank you everyone who's come and supported."

  14. Player of the series

    Test centuries, seven-fors in ODIs... it's Ellyse Perry.

  15. Player of the match

    England all-rounder Katherine Brunt: "I was surprised with the number of people who turned up, we've not played our best cricket, so thank you for supporting us. We did our testing and we're as fit and as strong as we're ever been. But mentally at times, we just weren't there. When Australia put their foot down, they kept it down."

    Could this be your last Ashes?

    "My body's very sore at 34, but my heart's still in it and I'm very passionate about playing for England. Maybe?"

  16. Player of the match

    For her all-round efforts today... of course, it's Katherine Brunt!

    "Yes, Katherine!" yells one particularly excited young fan.

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    Amy Jones, batting down the order, hit two fours in the same order but fell for 19:

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    David: Thank heaven! That's a relief. Honours to Brunt, Winfield, Ecclestone and Villiers.

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    Nat Sciver didn't last long - while captain Heather Knight cleared the ropes, but was then run out for the third time in four T20 innings:

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    We're just going to work our way through the evening's highlights - while we may pause when the presentations are made.

    After Australia won the toss and asked England to bat, Danni Wyatt hit 20 from 19 balls at the top of the order, but she and opening partner Tammy Beaumont both perished in quick succession:

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