|Women’s Ashes: Second Twenty20 international, Canberra:|
|England 152-6 (20 overs): Sciver 40, Schutt 2-16|
|Australia 112 (18 overs): Healy 24, Gunn 4-13, Brunt 2-10|
|England (2pts) won by 40 runs; Australia lead multi-format series 8-6|
Katherine Brunt starred with bat and ball as England kept their hopes of a drawn Women’s Ashes series alive with a 40-run win over Australia in the second Twenty20 international in Canberra.
Brunt (32 not out) and Natalie Sciver (40) helped England post 152-6 from their 20 overs after they won the toss.
Jenny Gunn (4-13) and Brunt (2-10) then helped bowl the hosts out for 112.
The Aussies, who are already assured of retaining the trophy, now lead the points-based multi-format series 8-6.
England can level the series if they win the final T20 match, also at the Manuka Oval, on Tuesday.
More to follow.