Raf Nicholson’s report has arrived, so I’m going to wrap issues up. Thanks in your firm and emails – goodnight!
Heather Knight’s verdict
The way in which we carried out tonight was good. The pitch was actually totally different to what we anticipated – normally spin dominates however it felt like seam was tougher to get away. It was an all-round efficiency. There’s a variety of perception in our group; now onto the ODIs!
Danni kicked it off very well within the Powerplay, and Caps was top-drawer. The group actually lifted us; it was an incredible ambiance and we actually recognize the assist.
Nonetheless a protracted solution to go, there’s not a lot room for error. One sport at a time!
Alyssa Healy’s verdict
They batted very well. They outbraved us, they performed a couple of photographs and took their possibilities. They performed some actually fearless cricket.
That’s the fantastic thing about T20 cricket. Whenever you’re not fairly on, you will get pounced upon by groups. England performed a extremely nice fashion of cricket all through the sequence; we didn’t fairly match that. Luckily we’ve nonetheless obtained three video games to place it proper.
The participant of the sequence is Danni Wyatt
It’s all the time very nice to contribute. Sequence win, we’ll take that! Every pitch was totally different so it was a case of staying calm and backing myself.
[On being so strong on the off side] Yeah I’ve obtained dodgy wrists. I really feel out of a tree after I was 10 so I maintain the bat a bit bizarre. We’ve obtained a few days off now – we’re heading to Wimbledon tomorrow – after which we’ll go once more at Bristol.
The participant of the match is Alice Capsey
The sequence continues to be alive, it’s superb. It was unbelievable [to have my family here]. They’ve supported me all the way in which, and I’m positive they’ve loved the hospitality as properly!
[On her recent form] With the way in which I play, generally it comes off and generally it doesn’t. It’s nearly getting higher and extra constant.
The England group are strolling spherical the bottom, signing autographs and posing for selfies. Capsey, who was devastated as she walked off, is now beaming. This looks like a really vital week within the improvement of this younger England facet.
That was a positive sport in entrance of a document crowd, and Australia deserve big credit score for being so eager to get again on the sector in circumstances that weren’t nice.
England waited virtually six years to beat Australia in a reside Ashes sport, and now they’ve accomplished it twice in 4 days. The star was Alice Capsey, whose fearless innings of 46 from 23 balls took England close by of victory. They staggered in the direction of the end line after that, however they obtained there ultimately.
The end result means it’s now England 4-6 Australia within the multi-format Ashes, with three ODIs (2pts every) nonetheless to return, all in entrance of sell-out crowds.
13.2 overs: England 121-5 (Jones 0, Gibson 4) That’ll do! Danni Gibson, enjoying in her debut sequence, coolly reverse sweeps her first ball for 4. Regardless of a substantial wobble, England have stored the gained the T20 sequence 2-1 and stored the Ashes alive!
Oh my goodness. Knight misses a sweep at Jess Jonassen’s first ball and is trapped in entrance. She critiques, primarily as a result of England have two remaining, however replays present the ball would simply have dismissed stump. England want 2 from 5 balls.
thirteenth over: England 117-4 (Knight 6, Jones 0) Jones tries to complete it in fashion however misses a hearty slap throughout the road. What’s an excellent little spell from Georgia Wareham: 2-0-10-1. England want 2 from 6 balls.
It’s not over simply but. Wareham bowls Sciver-Brunt with a basic flipper, and England want 2 from 7 balls.
12.3 overs: England 116-3 (Sciver-Brunt 25, Knight 5) Wise cricket from Sciver-Brunt, who manoeuvres Wareham behind sq. for a single. The Australian followers are beginning to go away the bottom. “Why?!” asks Mel Jones on Sky Sports activities.
Knight’s reverse sweep doesn’t beat backward level. So she swaggers down the pitch to blast the following ball over mid-off for 4. Nice batting. England want 3 from 9 balls.
twelfth over: England 111-3 (Sciver-Brunt 24, Knight 1) Extra distinctive fielding from Australia – this time Georgia Wareham, who saves two runs with a sprawling cease at deep sq.. The chances are in opposition to Australia, however they gained’t be giving this up. England want 8 from 12 balls.
An impressive catch from Ash Gardner ends a pleasant innings from Alice Capsey. She smashed Schutt’s first two balls for six and 4, and was making an attempt to succeed in a half-century in fashion when she launched one other large shot in the direction of deep midwicket. Gardner ran around the boundary to take an excellent low catch.
Capsey, who got here into this sport on the again of 17 runs in 5 innings, made 46 from 23 balls with 4 fours and two sixes. She seems to be devastated as she walks off, and gained’t have the ability to benefit from the innings except England see this by way of.
tenth over: England 97-2 (Sciver-Brunt 21, Capsey 36) Alyssa Healy has determined to gamble: Georgia Wareham, the legspinner, has the moist ball in her hand.
It’s choice. Wareham concedes solely 4 runs and virtually picks up each batters. Sciver-Brunt survived an LBW enchantment – lacking leg – earlier than each she and Capsey sliced the ball simply in need of the fielder at quick third. England want 22 from 18 balls.
tenth over: England 93-2 (Sciver-Brunt 19, Capsey 34) Sciver-Brunt slices Sutherland over quick third for 2, then pulls two extra to deep midwicket. Gardner saves the boundary with a improbable sliding cease. A mistimed lofted drive falls safely; the ensuing single brings up the fifty partnership from 34 balls.
Oh, that is pleasant: Capsey, who’s having a whale of a time, finishes the over with a jaunty reverse scoop for 4. Good batting. Capsey has achieved a lot already that it’s straightforward to overlook she continues to be solely 18. She’s a unprecedented expertise.
England want 26 from 24 balls.
ninth over: England 83-2 (Sciver-Brunt 14, Capsey 29) Capsey prices the brand new bowler Gardner, will get nowhere close to the pitch and inside-edges the ball previous leg stump for 4.
She could also be using her luck however Capsey’s aggression is simply what England want, and takes a variety of braveness given her latest kind. Georgia Wareham drops a extremely tough operating probability at deep midwicket, then Capsey flat-bats 4 extra again over Gardner’s head. She has 29 from 16 balls; it’s been a gem of an innings.
eighth over: England 70-2 (Sciver-Brunt 13, Capsey 17) Darcie Brown comes on for her third and ultimate over. It consists of three successive dot balls to Sciver-Brunt, who ultimately hacks a single to mid-on.
Capsey lifts a full toss over midwicket for 3, with Sutherland doing beautifully to avoid wasting the boundary. That is nice stuff!
Brown ends with admirable figures of 3-0-18-1, and England want 49 from 36 balls.
seventh over: England 65-2 (Sciver-Brunt 12, Capsey 13) Annabel Sutherland replaces Brown, who has one over remaining. After begin, 4 from 5 balls, Sciver-Brunt wrests the over again by bashing a boundary by way of further cowl. Schutt made an excellent sliding cease, just for the ball to deflect off her physique and onto the sponge.
England want 54 from 42 balls. Ought to.
sixth over: England 57-2 (Sciver-Brunt 7, Capsey 11) Jess Jonassen’s first over disappears for 14! Her first ball was swept firmly not far away for 4 by Sciver-Brunt; the fifth was slog-swept mightily over midwicket for six by Capsey. That’s Alice Capsey.
A positive over for England, although it’s necessary to notice that the moist ball is making life fairly tough for Australia’s spinners.
fifth over: England 43-2 (Sciver-Brunt 1, Capsey 3) Dunkley, who made 9 from 10 balls, was most likely responsible of making an attempt to hit the ball too laborious.
No shock that the brand new batter Alice Capsey is greeted with some quick stuff. She cuts a single to get off the mark, as does Sciver-Brunt, after which Capsey pings two extra behind sq. on the off facet.
A positive over from Darcie Brown, simply 4 runs and the wicket of Dunkley. England want 76 from 54 balls.
Two wickets in two balls! Dunkley tries to tug Brown, is overwhelmed for tempo and clouts the ball excessive within the air. Jess Jonassen steadies herself at backward level to take a cushty catch.
4th over: England 39-1 (Dunkley 9, Sciver-Brunt 0) That was the final ball of the over.
A significant wicket for Australia with the final ball of the Powerplay. Wyatt had struck three boundaries in 4 balls off Schutt, who responded with a slower bouncer that brushed the highest edge on its means by way of to Alyssa Healy. Wyatt goes after an exhilarating cameo: 26 from 15 balls.
third over: England 26-0 (Dunkley 8, Wyatt 14) The offspinner Ash Gardner, who shredded England within the Check match, comes into the assault. Dunkley doesn’t join correctly with a few large photographs; she has been a little bit frantic initially of the innings.
Wyatt, against this, seems to be in management. She rifles an exciting further cowl drive for 4, then blazes the following ball over cowl for 4 extra. Good batting. England want 93 from 66 balls.
Tonight’s attendance has been confirmed as 21,610, a document for a bilateral girls’s sport in England.
2nd over: England 17-0 (Dunkley 8, Wyatt 6) The speedy Darcie Brown shares the brand new ball, together with her loosener is timed at 75mph. Dunkley slugs a brief ball over midwicket for a two-bounce 4.
The rain has enlivened the pitch, and Healy once more has to dive to her left to cease a leg-side vast going for 4. 9 from the over.
1st over: England 8-0 (Dunkley 2, Wyatt 5) The Powerplay will likely be 4 slightly than six overs on this lowered chase, with Megan Schutt opening the bowling.
Danni Wyatt calls Sophia Dunkley by way of for a dangerously tight single, with the throw from level simply lacking the stumps. Alyssa Healy does beautifully to cease a leg-side vast from going to the boundary earlier than Wyatt ends an eventful first over with a thumping again lower for 4.
Credit score to Australia, who might fairly have argued that the outfield is just too moist for play to renew. They know there’s a much bigger image.
Right here come the gamers. The forecast seems to be positive for the remainder of the night, so we should always get a sport. England want 119 to maintain the sequence alive.
England’s revised goal is 119 from 14 overs. It’s on!
Excellent news: it has stopped raining and the groundstaff are going to work. They might be again on for a lowered sport in 10-Quarter-hour.
If the match is washed out, the rating on this Ashes sequence will likely be England 3-7 Australia with six factors nonetheless on provide. If not one of the ODIs are rained off, a no-result tonight is successfully the identical as a win for England. They must win the final three video games both means.
The cut-off time for a five-over sport is 9.31pm BST
Inspection at 8.40pm
It’s nonetheless raining flippantly, and we’re about to begin shedding overs.
Alyssa Healy has popped into the Sky pod for a chat.
Okay first half, most likely rather less than we initially thought. However the wicket wasn’t as straightforward as we anticipated. A little bit of water would possibly assist it skid on for our bowlers.
Folks overlook we’re allowed to lose video games of cricket, particularly in T20. It’s a tough format to be constant at. Whenever you’re not at your greatest – and we haven’t been within the first two video games – you will get knocked off. Generally whenever you win rather a lot you may gloss over sure areas, so shedding generally is a little bit of a blessing.
[Are England a little closer to you, and is that a surprise?] Sure they’re and no it’s not a shock. You’ve obtained a variety of uncooked expertise on this nation, they only hadn’t been uncovered to worldwide cricket. Everybody’s naturally getting nearer, we’ve obtained to discover a solution to preserve staying forward.
It’s been nice to play at Lord’s – it’s my first expertise, I ran drinks in 2013. We did a little bit tour final evening and had a go searching. Hopefully we’ll get a couple of extra work of some girls within the Lengthy Room.
“Taking a look at Sophie’s face when these catches went down within the final over,” begins Outski, “she makes Lord Jimmy of Turf Moor look forgiving.”
“Within the newly revived ‘spirit of cricket’, ought to England solely get one FFS assessment?” asks Damian Clarke. “You recognize, simply to be well mannered.”
FFS walks straight into the OBO Typos XI. The very best/worst occurred at about 4am on 20 March 2010, in an entry that ought to have learn:
forty third over: Bangladesh 192-4 (Mahmudullah 38, Shakib Al Hasan 4) Shakib takes consecutive boundaries off Tredwell with a lower and a sweep.
Erm, it’s raining once more. Doesn’t look too heavy, so I believe we’ll nonetheless get a sport. If it is washed out, the sequence will nonetheless be alive, however England must win the final three video games.
“I’m so sorry, Rob!” says Sarah Bacon. “I significantly thought I’d typed DRS not, errr, FFS however … yikes! Typing one-handed with a damaged arm! Apologies!”
I assumed it was deliberate. I fairly prefer it. (Sorry in regards to the arm although. Simply kind FFS in any future emails, I’ll have the ability to translate.)
Each side will likely be comfortable sufficient, although maybe Australia – who pilfered 35 off the final three overs – are slight favourites on an ungainly pitches. See you in 10 minutes for the runchase.
Grace Harris is run out off the final ball, making an attempt to steal a second to lengthy on. And that’s Blockbusters.
Ecclestone’s ultimate over begins with two dropped catches in as many balls. Harris was put down by Bell, who misplaced the ball within the lights at quick third, after which Sutherland was dropped by Gibson at lengthy on. That was a a lot simpler probability.
Harris takes benefit to blast a boundary down the bottom. Ecclestone ultimately bowls Sutherland with an excellent faster ball, although there’s no celebration by any means. One ball remaining.
nineteenth over: Australia 145-5 (Harris 17, Sutherland 2) It’s raining once more, although it’s fairly mild so the umpires might attempt to end the innings.
A brief ball from Bell is hooked sweetly for 4 by Harris. Shot! Bell ends night’s work with figures of 4-0-24-1.
“*Gnashes tooth* Australia higher not lose a assessment as a result of FFS was down,” sniffs Sarah Bacon. “Staggering. Signed, Livid in London.”