a fuller ball, she drives it through the covers to bring up the victory
AUS WMN won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)
8.40pm Australia win by four wickets with 28 balls to spare and take a 2-0 lead in the ODI series. That's four points to England's nought ahead of the third and final one-dayer at Canterbury on Sunday.
Despite Tammy Beaumont's sparkling century for England, Ellyse Perry's 62 after surviving a stumping chance was vital for the Australians, with Beth Mooney's unbeaten 43 and Jess Jonassen's 31 not out seeing them through as the hosts failed to capture the wickets they needed to defend their total of 217.
England have a few questions to answer, not just in relation to how they turn results around on the field. They will wait anxiously to see how Katherine Brunt pulls up after rolling her ankle during that wicket celebration. Although she returned to the field - and bowled again - it may be sore tomorrow. Likewise, they will have to see how wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor recovers after missing this match, also with an ankle problem.
Delissa Kimmince was outstanding for the Australians, her 5 for 26 pivotal in containing England and ensuring no one could match Beaumont's performance with the bat. After being named Player of the Match, Kimmince told Sky Sports: "The other day I missed my lines a little bit and I spoke to [captain] Meg [Lanning] and said, 'I need to keep it simple'. To get a few wins early on is good for our confidence and we're looking forward to the next game."
The fact the next-best England batsman, Danni Wyatt, scored just 25 highlighted that, for the second game in a row, their batting let them down, with the obvious exception of Beaumont. Captain Heather Knight said: "Tammy played outstanding. Unfortunately we couldn't have someone stay with her. If we did, we would have pushed the score up towards 250 ... we need to be a little bit smarter with the bat."
Lanning was pleased her side managed to improve on their nervy batting performance in the opening match. "It's nice to get another win on the board. I thought our performance was a lot better than the other day. To bowl them out for under 250 was good and we had a lot more composure with the bat."
That's all from us this evening. Thank you for joining us and please, tune in again for the next match on Sunday.
pitching outside off, she works it away on the leg side
guided towards fine leg and it trickles away
that one moved in, she plays across the line and it hits her on the pad
length ball, drifting in and she defends on the off side
defended to the off side
good line and length, she knocks it square
pitching just outside off, she opens up her stance and drives over extra cover
Kate Cross returns to the attack
defended on the off side
on a length, just outside off and she guides it backward of square leg
full and in line, she defends
she plays and misses, Jones removes the bails but she's safe
worked off her pads to the on side
fuller ball, knocked away on the leg side
shorter ball on a leg-side line and she turns it onto the leg side
pushed through to point
turned onto the leg side. No rush, content with the single
around the wicket, angling in, she flashes it onto the leg side. Beth Mooney stumbles as she arrives at the other end and that cancels the chance of a second run
Wizard of Oz: "This might need a World Cup re-enactment from Anya Shrubsole now."
Yes, Australia look like picking off these runs easily. It's wickets England need ... and quick ones.
|Grace Road, Leicester|
|Toss||England Women, elected to bat first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Match number||WODI no. 1159|
|Match days||4 July 2019 - daynight (50-over match)|
|Points||Australia Women 2, England Women 0|
Delissa Kimmince, Ellyse Perry star as Australia take control of women's Ashes
|BL Mooney||not out||43||50|
|JL Jonassen||not out||31||34|
|Extras||(lb 2, w 9)|
|Total||218(6 wkts; 45.2 ovs)|