Match tied. England won the one-over eliminator.

Australia

Australia

156/8 : 156/4

England

England
Player of the Match
Australia

Australia

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England

  • 156Runs 156
  • 8Wickets 4
  • 20Overs 20
  • 20Fours 17
  • 3Sixes 4
  • 8/0Super Over 10/0
What's in store tomorrow?
The last match of the Canberra-leg of the T20I series is tomorrow - a game between Australia and India. It's going to be a brilliant spectacle no doubt. The first two games of the series have both seen tight finishes, so expect nothing less tomorrow when two heavyweights come face to face at the Manuka Oval.
That's a wrap!
Well folks, after that crazy finish, I think we're all going to need a couple of hours to catch our breath! Australia were dead and buried going in to those last four overs, but Anabel Sutherland and Delissa Kimmince pulled it out of the fire for them. What a partnership they had! Kudos to England for holding their nerve in that Super Over. We saw some brilliant bowling by Sophie Ecclestone - she remained calm, slowed up the pace and maintained a wide line which meant Australia were forced to drag the ball from well outside off stump to find the leg-side boundary. Didn't work for them... And then of course, Heather Knight in the end - cool as a cucumber, the England captain! She's in scintillating touch.
Meg Lanning speaks
I thought Anabel Sutherland's knock at the end was great. To get it to a Super Over at the end was wonderful. It was great to see her out there. Didn't look like she was nervous at all. She has a good head over on her shoulders. We started well with the ball. That partnership between Knight and Wilson was what took it away in the middle. There was a lot of good stuff out there, but also some stuff we need to work on. Looking forward to a good game tomorrow.
Heather Knight speaks
It was nice to finish on the winning side today. That partnership with Fran (Wilson) in the middle was really important for us. To win such a close game of cricket will stand us in good stead. Australia did incredibly well to take the game into the Super Over. Sophie (Ecclestone) was incredible today. She stepped up and bowled a wonderful over. She has been doing that for us over a period of time now. I'm proud of the girls for the way they bounced back after last evening. We managed to cool down quickly after last night's game and came back out here and played a great game today.
Player of the Match: Heather Knight
Another incredible performance from the England skipper means she is rewarded with her second consecutive Player of the Match award! What a game for the skipper! She scored 78 off just 45 balls and then crashed back-to-back boundaries to get England over the line in the Super Over.
Ball 4
Perry to Knight: FOUR! Heather Knight does it for England. Gets a length ball around off that she smashes over extra covers for a boundary. Talk about captain leading from the front!
Ball 3
Perry to Knight: KNIGHTY FOUR! On a length around off, Knight moves back and across and sweeps it through backward square leg. Fine leg gets around but cannot prevent the boundary despite the dive.
Ball 2
Perry to Wyatt: On the money! Full on off, Wyatt can only dig it out to mid-off for one. 7 needed off 4...
Ball 1
Perry to Knight: Begins with a full one on off, Knight manages to get it off the inner half to long on for one.
BREAK
Australia's time with the bat is done. Will be interesting to see who takes the ball for them. Danielle Wyatt and Heather Knight walk out with the bat for England. Ellyse Perry to bowl...
Ball 6
Ecclestone to Gardner: Excellent bowling. It was full and Gardner only manages to dig it towards covers for one. SO AUSTRALIA SCORE 8/0 in the one-over eliminator. England need nine to register their first win in the tri-series.
Ball 5
Ecclestone to Gardner: Stopped! Loopy ball outside off, hit right back. Ecclestone dives to her left and stops it brilliantly.
Ball 4
Ecclestone to Gardner: Streaky FOUR! Flatter and quicker outside off, Gardner looks to smash it but gets a thick outside edge. Beat Glenn to the third man fence.
Ball 3
Ecclestone to Healy: Well bowled. Healy yet again misses slogging this to the on side after Ecclestone bowls it wider. Gets it off her body to the off side for one.
Ball 2
Ecclestone to Healy: Healy mistimes this over covers after charging down, gets a couple.
Ball 1
Ecclestone to Alyssa Healy: NOT OUT! Tossed up outside off, Alyssa Healy moves across and looks to heave it to the on side, misses and Amy Jones whips off the bails. Third umpire is referred to. VERY TIGHT CALL. Seems as if Healy managed to plonk her bat in on time.
Super Over time!
Australia 156/8 in 20 overs It's a tie! And we will have a one-over eliminator to decide the outcome of the game. Australia have debutant Annabel Sutherland to thank as her unbeaten cameo of 11-ball 22 is what helped Australia get there. Delissa Kimmince stayed unbeaten with her on a 6-ball 15. Oh England, what have you done! You have given it away from a position of strength, conceding 52 runs in the last five overs.
Procession!
Australia 117/7 in 17 overs, need 40 in 18 balls. After Sarah Glenn's two in an over, Natalie Sciver picks up two. First, she gets Beth Mooney stumped for 65. It was an off-cutter that got the better of Mooney. Then a ball later, Jess Jonassen smashed one towards deep mid-wicket where Katherine Brunt's brilliance denied her. The ball seemed to be travelling but Brunt timed her jump and kept her balance to get rid of Jonassen for two.
Leggie delight
Australia 104/5 in 15 overs, need 53 in 30 balls. Sarah Glenn gets the big scalp of Ellyse Perry for 18. Traps the Australian allrounder with the one that stays straight. The revenge would be sweeter for Glenn as on the ball before, she was hit for a biggie over deep mid-wicket by Perry. A couple of balls later, Glenn dismissed Rachael Haynes for a duck as the southpaw chipped one straight back. Excellent figures of 4-0-28-3 for Sarah Glenn.
On the Moon-ey!
Australia 81/3 in 11.3 overs, need 76 runs in 51 balls. Fourth T20I half century for Beth Mooney, her third against England, the Aussie southpaw sure loves her opponents. She gets there with a single through square leg to complete the 50th run off the 35th ball she faced. She has looked in good touch right from the moment she walked in, hitting a couple of silk-smooth fours.
Excellenstone
Australia 79/3 in 11 overs, need 78 in 54 balls. Sophie Ecclestone got rid of Meg Lanning cheaply for one, cleaning her up with one Lanning played all round. Meanwhile Sarah Glenn delivered an economical over as now Ellyse Perry joins Beth Mooney in getting Australia back on track.
Glenn strikes
Australia 63/2 in 8.2 overs, need 94 in 70 balls. The 46-run partnership between Ashleigh Gardner and Beth Mooney was broken by a stunning catch by Heather Knight. The leg-spinner Sarah Glenn tossed one up, which Gardner couldn't resist. She could only end up getting a top edge over mid-off, where Knight backtracked and took it comfortably.
On track
Australia 47/1 in 6 overs, need 110 in 84 balls. After the fall of Alyssa Healy, Australia have staged a recovery through Beth Mooney and Ashleigh Gardner, who is in at 3. The duo have added 30 together so far in 27 balls. In the process, Mooney completed 1000 T20I runs, becoming the second fastest Australian and fifth-quickest overall.
Attacked and gone!
Australia 17/1 in 1.3 overs, need 140 in 111 balls. Beth Mooney began well taking nine off the opening over bowled by Katherine Brunt, hitting two fours in the process. Alyssa Healy, too, hit a couple of boundaries off Freya Davies, before the bowler got her. She looked to clear mid-off but the bat turned in her hand, meaning it was a simple catch for Katherine Brunt there.
Intentions clear?
Alyssa Healy seemed to have made her intentions clear, when she had a chat with the host broadcaster. Here's what she said: It’s a very good wicket, where you get good value for shorts. It is pretty hot out there and hope I have to do very little running. Should be brace ourselves for some big hits?
The gist...
England have developed this strange habit of tricking opposition into believing that they'd fold up pretty early in the piece, only to then spring a surprise by recovering to post a competitive score. They lost three quick wickets for just 39 runs, with Ellyse Perry's economical spell. But then like India did, Australia ran into a Heather Knight, who was in a rampaging mood. First, she stabilized the innings, getting her eye in before teeing off towards the end. Her second successive T20I half century sees England post a good total. Not to forget her 115-run association with Fran Wilson, who played a good supporting role, staying unbeaten on 39 off 28 balls. This should be another good run-chase. If we were to go by the Australians' words about the track at Manuka Oval, the second innings should be an enticing one.
Newbie
Annabel Sutherland made her T20I debut and here's what she had to say: I was really excited and it’s important for me (to get used to the international circuit). I think the total’s chaseable and it’s about par. The Manuka Oval has a pretty good pitch and we should chase it down.
157 to win!
England 156/4 in 20 overs. Strong finish from England as they take 66 runs off the last five overs, including 20 off the last one bowled by Megan Schutt. Australia are now with a target much higher than what they would have hoped to have.
The Knight show
England 136/3 in 19 overs. It has been a captain's knock from Heather Knight yet again, after her player of the match outing against India. She gets to her third T20I half century in just 36 balls. She slices one over backward point and it has enough in it to go to the fence for a four. She then sweeps Delissa Kimmince on the next ball, before being dropped on the last ball by Megan Schutt.
Stabilising stand
England 90/3 in 15 overs. Heather Knight and Fran Wilson have added 51 runs together in 41 balls. The English skipper is yet again at the fore of an English recovery. The duo has managed to take 50 runs off the last five overs. England seem braced for a final flourish.
Heath6r Knight
England 62/3 in 12 overs. Heather Knight seems to be continuing her form from the last game. She's again taking control of the English innings. Hits a massive six over deep mid-wicket off Jess Jonassesn. She is on 20 off 18 so far.
Unlucky lucky
England 39/3 in 9 overs. Georgia Wareham was brought into the attack and almost struck immediately. Natalie Sciver looked to take her on off the first ball and ended up getting a top edge. Annabel Sutherland ran back from mid-on but couldn't hand on. But on the fifth ball, when Sciver yet again hit one over Wareham, Ellyse Perry covered good ground from long off to her right and took a wonderful sliding catch. England in trouble as Sciver departed for four.
Perry economical
England 32/2 in 7.1 overs. Ellyse Perry has been bowled out inside the first seven overs and her figures read 4-0-9-1. This is as good as it gets. She swung the ball, didn't give any freebies to the English openers. The result? Wicket of Danielle Wyatt. Meanwhile, Amy Jones also joins her opening partner in the dugout, thanks to a direct hit by Jess Jonassen. Jones pushed it towards and set off for a run, which eventually proved fatal. Her struggle in the middle - where she scored just 10 runs taking 24 balls - comes to an end.
Perry strikes!
England 26/1 in 5 overs. The masterful Ellyse Perry gets the breakthrough. She floats one full and wide outside off, Danielle Wyatt went for the drive. Couldn't keep it down and Beth Mooney takes a good catch diving to her right at covers. Perry had built the pressure and already has bowled 15 dots in her three overs. Wyatt goes for 17 off 14.
Fours-ful start
England 12/0 in 2 overs. Amy Jones managed to hit a four in the first over bowled by Ellyse Perry while Danielle Wyatt smashed two success boundaries in the second over by Megan Schutt. Three fours, that's all England have managed so far with the openers yet to rotate the strike.
England XI
Amy Jones (wk), Danni Wyatt, Nat Sciver, Heather Knight (c), Fran Wilson, Tammy Beaumont, Lauren Winfield, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn They have brought in Freya Davies instead of Anya Shrubsole.
Australia XI
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
Toss time!
England have lost yet another toss and as a result, Australia opt to bowl. The tourists will yet again have to post a total and defend it. Will they be successful today?
Welcome!
It's match 2 of the T20I tri-series and the Ashes rivals Australia and England take on each other today at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. England suffered a loss against India in their first match and would want to get back to winning ways as soon as possible. But they don't have an easy opposition in Australia. The hosts are playing their first game in the competition and would be raring to go. They will be clad in an Aborginal-inspired kit which is a part of their commitment to reconciliation. Apart from Tayla Vlaeminck, who is under an injury cloud, the others are available for Australia for selection. We'll get you the toss and the teams in a bit...
Australia

Australia

England

England

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          Rachael Louise Haynes

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          All Rounder

            Tamsin Tilley Beaumont

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            Tamsin Tilley Beaumont

            Opening Batswoman
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              Ellyse Alexandra Perry

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              Ellyse Alexandra Perry

              All Rounder

                Heather Clare Knight

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                  Jessica Louise Jonassen

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                    Frances Claire Wilson

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                    Frances Claire Wilson

                    Middle Order Batswoman
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                      Delissa Maree Kimmince

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                      Delissa Maree Kimmince

                      Bowler

                        Lauren Winfield

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                        Lauren Winfield

                        Opening Batswoman
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                          Ashleigh Gardner

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                          Ashleigh Gardner

                          All Rounder

                            Natalie Ruth Sciver

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                            Natalie Ruth Sciver

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                              Alyssa Jean Healy

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                                Amy Jones

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                                Amy Jones

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                                  Meghann Moira Lanning

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                                  Meghann Moira Lanning

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                                    Katherine Helen Brunt

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                                    Katherine Helen Brunt

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                                      Beth Louise Mooney

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                                        Sophie Ecclestone

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                                          Megan Schutt

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                                            Danielle Nicole Wyatt

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                                              Tayla Vlaeminck

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                                              Tayla Vlaeminck

                                              Bowler