The Telegraph – England’s quest to add the Women’s Ashes trophy to their World Cup is over after Australia thrashed them in the opening T20 in Sydney by six wickets.

Summary

  • England’s quest to add the Women’s Ashes trophy to their World Cup is over after Australia thrashed them in the opening T20 in Sydney by six wickets.
  • Entering the fixture needing to win all three of the remaining fixtures in the multi-format series, the visitors recovered from a four-wicket collapse inside the first five overs to post a much healthier 132 for nine.
  • But the home side’s opening batsman Beth Mooney put a stop to any surge, compiling an unbeaten 86 in 56 balls to ensure they would retain the trophy on offer.
  • They returned to North Sydney Oval confident of drawing on the same resilience that secured the World Cup with a run of eight straight wins.
  • Yet nothing would stop Mooney in the chase as she guided the hosts home with 25 balls to spare.


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