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Beth Mooney Crushed England's Bowlers With An Ashes Century

Beth Mooney Crushed England's Bowlers With An Ashes Century

However Wyatt's response was bolder still, rattling England's first ever T20I century from 56 deliveries in a victorious chase that was aided not only by captain Heather Knight's typically mindful contribution, but also the dropping of no fewer than four catches by Australia.

The highest successful chase in women's T20Is, achieved on Tuesday as England levelled the Women's Ashes series.

Beth Mooney delivered a brilliant match-winning innings of 86 not out to guide the home side to victory with 4.1 overs to spare as they chased down England's 132-9 at the North Sydney Oval with some comfort. "For Beth Mooney to come out and make a statement like that was fantastic".

Wyatt and Knight fell with the target nearing but England got there with Jenny Gunn and Fran Wilson at the crease to win by four wickets. Mooney struck a quality century - the fifth in women's IT20 cricket and the first on Australian soil - in another exemplary outing with the bat.

With the Test match ending as a draw, Australia are leading England 8-6 on series competition points and because we won the Ashes a year ago, even if we tie on points by the end of the series the title remains Australia's. Danielle Wyatt scored 100 off 57 balls in England's chase of 179. Beth Mooney played an outstanding innings and took the game away. Karen Rolton's 96 against England in 2005 was the previous best. Mooney wasn't to be deterred though and she maintained the attack, taking 10 off a Knight over.

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They were going to need a good start but they got the polar opposite, Beaumont caught at mid-off in the first over.

Wyatt survived when she was put down by Healy but in the next over she lost her partner Nat Sciver, run out after a sharp piece of work by Villani.

Australia has won three games in the multi-format Women's Ashes series that includes three one-day internationals, three T20 matches and a single four-day Test match.

It meant England can only draw the series 8-8 if they win the final two T20s over the next week.