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ENG Women vs AUS Women, 2nd ODI at Leicester, Ashes, Jul 04 2019 - Match Result

2nd ODI (D/N), Leicester, July 04, 2019, Australia Women tour of England
(45.2/50 ov, T:218) 218/6

AUS Women won by 4 wickets (with 28 balls remaining)

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Scorecard summary
England Women 217/10(47.4 overs)
114 (115)
5/26 (7.4)
25 (25)
2/42 (8)
Australia Women 218/6(45.2 overs)
43* (50)
1/38 (10)

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.

Ecclestone to Jonassen, 2 runs

a fuller ball, she drives it through the covers to bring up the victory

Ecclestone to Mooney, 1 run

pitching outside off, she works it away on the leg side

end of over 457 runs
AUS-W: 215/6CRR: 4.77 RRR: 0.60
Beth Mooney42 (49b 4x4)
Jess Jonassen29 (33b 4x4)
Kate Cross 8-0-37-1
Sophie Ecclestone 9-1-43-0
Cross to Mooney, 1 run

guided towards fine leg and it trickles away

Cross to Jonassen, 1 leg bye

that one moved in, she plays across the line and it hits her on the pad

Cross to Jonassen, no run

length ball, drifting in and she defends on the off side

Cross to Jonassen, no run

defended to the off side

Cross to Mooney, 1 run

good line and length, she knocks it square

Cross to Mooney, FOUR runs

pitching just outside off, she opens up her stance and drives over extra cover

Kate Cross returns to the attack

end of over 442 runs
AUS-W: 208/6CRR: 4.72 RRR: 1.66
Jess Jonassen29 (30b 4x4)
Beth Mooney36 (46b 3x4)
Sophie Ecclestone 9-1-43-0
Katherine Sciver-Brunt 7-0-27-1
Ecclestone to Jonassen, no run

defended on the off side

Ecclestone to Mooney, 1 run

on a length, just outside off and she guides it backward of square leg

Ecclestone to Mooney, no run

full and in line, she defends

Ecclestone to Mooney, no run

she plays and misses, Jones removes the bails but she's safe

Ecclestone to Jonassen, 1 run

worked off her pads to the on side

Ecclestone to Jonassen, no run

fuller ball, knocked away on the leg side

end of over 434 runs
AUS-W: 206/6CRR: 4.79 RRR: 1.71
Jess Jonassen28 (27b 4x4)
Beth Mooney35 (43b 3x4)
Katherine Sciver-Brunt 7-0-27-1
Sophie Ecclestone 8-1-41-0
K Sciver-Brunt to Jonassen, 1 run

shorter ball on a leg-side line and she turns it onto the leg side

K Sciver-Brunt to Mooney, 1 run

pushed through to point

K Sciver-Brunt to Jonassen, 1 run

turned onto the leg side. No rush, content with the single

K Sciver-Brunt to Jonassen, no run
K Sciver-Brunt to Jonassen, no run
K Sciver-Brunt to Mooney, 1 run

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.

Match details
Grace Road, Leicester
TossEngland Women, elected to bat first
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Match numberWODI no. 1159
Match days4 July 2019 - daynight (50-over match)
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PointsAustralia Women 2, England Women 0
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