RESULT
1st T20I (D/N), Chelmsford, July 26, 2019, Australia Women tour of England
(20 ov, T:227) 133/9

AUS Women won by 93 runs

Player Of The Match
133* (63)
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end of over 2016 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 133/9CRR: 6.65 
Kate Cross0 (1)
Katherine Brunt29 (22)
Megan Schutt 4-0-25-3
Jess Jonassen 3-0-21-1

10pm: England's unbeaten record at Chelmsford is obliterated in spectacular fashion, Australia moving 10-2 up in the Ashes with a 93-run win - a record margin of defeat in this format for the home side. That means Australia win the Ashes, with two games to play (having ensured they would retain them last week). This has been a miserable series for England, and it doesn't look like getting much better, with two more T20Is to go. Thanks for tuning in, we'll be back to see if England can do any better on Sunday, when the teams move on to Hove.

19.6
Schutt to Cross, no run
19.5
W
Schutt to Marsh, OUT

bowler 'er! Rattles into middle and off, Marsh attempting to sweep but going too far across. The zing bails light up, but it's almost lights out for England

Laura Marsh b Schutt 25 (10m 12b 1x4 2x6) SR: 208.33
19.4
6
Schutt to Marsh, SIX runs

dropped for six this time! Targets the deep midwicket boundary again, Gardner was underneath it... but the ball burst straight through her hands and over the rope

They've managed to at least reduce the deficit below three figures...

19.3
2
Schutt to Marsh, 2 runs
19.2
6
Schutt to Marsh, SIX runs

picks the cutter this time, walloped high over the leg side... into the crowd! First six of the innings for England

19.1
2
Schutt to Marsh, 2 runs
end of over 199 runs
ENG-W: 117/8CRR: 6.15 RRR: 110.00
Laura Marsh9 (7)
Katherine Brunt29 (22)
Jess Jonassen 3-0-21-1
Delissa Kimmince 4-0-25-1
18.6
1
Jonassen to Marsh, 1 run
18.5
4
Jonassen to Marsh, FOUR runs

thumped through the covers, Ash Gardner puts in the dive on the boundary... but can't quite prevent four!

18.4
1
Jonassen to Brunt, 1 run
18.3
2
Jonassen to Brunt, 2 runs
18.2
Jonassen to Brunt, no run
18.1
1
Jonassen to Marsh, 1 run
end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 108/8CRR: 6.00 RRR: 59.50
Laura Marsh3 (4)
Katherine Brunt26 (19)
Delissa Kimmince 4-0-25-1
Sophie Molineux 4-0-26-1
17.6
1
Kimmince to Marsh, 1 run
17.5
Kimmince to Marsh, no run
17.4
2
Kimmince to Marsh, 2 runs
17.3
Kimmince to Marsh, no run
17.2
W
Kimmince to Ecclestone, OUT

offcutter, heaved leg side... picks out Gardner at cow corner! Ecclestone doesn't quite get enough on a desperate slog and England are eight down, staring at a record defeat in T20Is

Sophie Ecclestone c Gardner b Kimmince 2 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.1
1
Kimmince to Brunt, 1 run
end of over 175 runs
ENG-W: 104/7CRR: 6.11 RRR: 41.00
Sophie Ecclestone2 (3)
Katherine Brunt25 (18)
Sophie Molineux 4-0-26-1
Jess Jonassen 2-0-12-1
16.6
Molineux to Ecclestone, no run
16.5
1
Molineux to Brunt, 1 run
 
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