Oz beats England by seven wickets in 2nd T20 of women's Ashes

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London, Jan 31 (ANI): The Australian women's team has defeated their England counterparts by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international in Melbourne, the penultimate match of the women's Ashes series.

With England having secured the Ashes in the previous match, defeat at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) reduced their lead to 10-6 in the points-based multi-format series.

According to the BBC, England could only manage seven fours in their 98-6 after being asked to bat, while Australia's Meg Lanning hit five fours and a six in her 42 and Alyssa Healy an unbeaten 37 as their team won with 29 balls left.

In only the fourth women's T20 international at the MCG, vast acreage of the imposing stadium was deserted as England batted first under clear skies, four injury absences from a squad of 15 affording little in the way of selectorial options, the report added. (ANI)

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