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    15.3 and the change of angle works! A wicket gifted rather than earned, you'd think. Comes down the track, gets a little too close to the pitch of this one to get the elevation she wants, and mid-off takes an excellent catch tumbling to her left 56/1
    18.1 Gunn follows runs with a first-over wicket! This is floated up wide outside off as well - not as wide as the previous ball - Bolton feels for the ball with her feet stapled to the crease. This isn't a full-blooded drive. Feathers it behind. Excellent knee-high catch from Taylor 72/2
    46.5 Sciver makes up for the drop!, full and slow on middle stump and Perry goes for the slog, not powerful enough this time and it's in the air! Natalie Sciver comes under that at a straight deep midwicket position and settles herself. She cups her hands above her head and holds on to the catch. Her feet are centimetres away from the boundary 218/6
    31.4 That's a huuuuge wicket! Hartley nabs Lanning and hits the off stump. This is liberally tossed up, the Australia captain ventures down the track, and ends up yorking herself. She can't jab her bat down on the ball. The bowler rattles the stumps. Interesting variation - Hartley bowled it from behind the return crease. The asking rate has jumped to 7.14 129/3
    41.2 Villani shapes up for a loft... and holes out to Gunn at long-on. Fuller than a good length and outside off, cross-seamer, Villani goes over the top but does not get all of it. Finds Gunn. The asking rate has passed 10 173/4
    46.1 good length outside off and she tries to cut it late, misses it completely and the the ball kisses the off stump, the bails fall off and the players are celebrating but Blackwell isn't convinced that's out. The wicketkeeper was certain that's out. And replays confirm it. It grazed past the off stump. The ball was quicker and went past her before she could play her cut. Was too close to her body anyway 215/5
    47.5 full on middle and the batsman moves to her right exposing two of her stumps, she charges but misses the nudge to the leg side, hits her front foot and the bowler appeals. The umpire is quick to raise his finger. The batsman reviews that, hits her plumb in front of off stump, that would've crashed into middle and leg. She's a gone-r 237/7
    49.4 Brunt runs to her left from long-on and pouches the catch. Full and dips late on middle - Gunn's slower balls have been difficult to pick and been un-hittable - Gardner races down the track, and miscues it. Gets a lot of height but not distance. England close in on a famous win 250/8
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    Extras
    15 (lb 6, nb 1, w 8)
    TOTAL
    256/8 (50 Overs, RR: 5.12)
    Did not bat: KM Beams
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    KH Brunt9.014224.6610
    A Shrubsole7.003314.7120
    NR Sciver6.002604.3311
    D Hazell9.006417.1110
    A Hartley10.003123.1000
    JL Gunn9.005426.0030
    Fall of wickets:1-56 (BL Mooney, 15.3 ov), 2-72 (NE Bolton, 18.1 ov), 3-129 (MM Lanning, 31.4 ov), 4-173 (EJ Villani, 41.2 ov), 5-215 (AJ Blackwell, 46.1 ov), 6-218 (EA Perry, 46.5 ov), 7-237 (AJ Healy, 47.5 ov), 8-250 (A Gardner, 49.4 ov)