England Hold Their Nerve to Keep Women’s Ashes Hopes Alive in Thriller

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England Hold Their Nerve to Keep Women’s Ashes Hopes Alive in Thriller.

London, July 5 (Reuters) – England kept their Women’s Ashes hopes alive with a thrilling three-run victory over Australia in the second T20 at The Oval on Wednesday.

Danni Wyatt’s 76 from 46 balls helped England to 186-9, and they held on for victory despite a late fightback from Australia, who were led by Ellyse Perry’s 51 not out.

The win leaves England trailing 6-2 in the multi-format series, but they will be hoping to level the scores in the third and final T20 on Sunday.

“It was a great game of cricket,” said England captain Heather Knight. “We knew it would be close, and we’re really proud of the way we held our nerve in the end.”

Wyatt was the star of the show for England, hitting 11 fours and a six in her innings. She was well supported by Tammy Beaumont (37) and Amy Jones (27), as England posted a competitive total.

Australia’s reply got off to a slow start, but they were kept in the hunt by Perry, who hit 51 not out from 42 balls. However, they needed 20 from the final over, and Georgia Wareham could only manage 19 as England held on for a thrilling win.

The third and final T20 will be played at Lord’s on Sunday. England will need to win to keep their Ashes hopes alive, while Australia will be looking to seal the series.

England keep Women's Ashes hopes alive in thrilling T20 win over Australia

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