Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight. Womens Ashes 2017
Photo by DAVE HUNT/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight. Womens Ashes 2017

Ratings | England Women come back strong to defeat Australia in second T20I

By George Marrable

  • England bounced back from Ashes defeat to beat Australia by 40 runs
  • Australia now lead 8-6 in the multi-format Ashes series
  • Jenny Gunn took 4 wickets and Natalie Sciver hit 40 in England’s victory
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA – Despite failing to regain the Ashes, England Women came back strongly to beat Australia in the second T20I. England won by 40 runs, and we look at the ratings for both sides.





Tammy Beaumont – 3/10 – Beaumont struggled again for England, making just 9 and could not get going in her innings of 16 balls.

Danni Wyatt – 5/10 – Wyatt opened up the batting with Beaumont in this match, and got a bit of a start but failed to push on. She made 19 from 16 balls and got England off to a good start with some aggressive batting, but would have been hoping to push on for a bigger score.

Sarah Taylor – 7/10 – After the dismissal of Wyatt, Taylor picked up where she left off with a beautiful innings of 30. Taylor played some excellent and measured shots, but her innings was cut short when she was run out.

Natalie Sciver – 8/10 – Top scorer of the England innings, Natalie Sciver, playing a confident but careful innings partnered by Taylor and Brunt.

Katherine Brunt – 8/10 – Brunt was crucial with bat and ball in England’s victory. With bat in hand, she finished on 32*, being there at the end to help England to a competitive total. She then went on to take 2-10 from 4 overs – the most economical England bowler.

Heather Knight – 2/10 – Another game she will be disappointed with after making just 4 runs.

Fran Wilson – 2/10 – Just like Knight, Fran Wilson will be disappointed she could not add more to the score as she made just 6 runs before being bowled by Megan Schutt

Jenny Gunn – 9/10 – Jenny Gunn’s performance was key in securing victory for England. Her taking pace off the ball enticed Australia’s batsmen as she finished with 4-13, all this after a direct hit in the field to get rid of Beth Mooney.

Danielle Hazell – 5/10 – Although she picked up the dangerous wicket of Gardner, Hazell was expensive in her 3 overs, finishing with 1-24.

Anya Shrubsole – 4/10 – Shrubsole will be disappointed with her performance on her return to the side as she failed to take a wicket in her short spell.

Sophie Ecclestone – 7/10 – A good bowling performance from Ecclestone as she removed both Rachel Haynes and Delissa Kimmince as they started to gather momentum.



Alyssa Healy – 6/10 – Alongside her opening partner Beth Mooney, Healy got Australia off to a good start in their innings, including powering them to a power play score of 47.

Beth Mooney – 5/10 – A decent start to Mooney’s innings was cut short by an excellent direct hit from Jenny Gunn. She played well until her dismissal, threatening the performance that led Australia to victory In the first T20I

Elyse Villani – 1/10 – Villani will want to forget this game quickly, making just 1 from 6 balls before being stumped by Sarah Taylor.

Ashleigh Gardner – 3/10 – Gardner made just 8 runs before going for a big shot and being caught out in the deep.

Elysse Perry – 4/10 – A disappointing match for Perry with both bat and ball. She made just 5 runs in her short innings and, although she took 1 wicket, she was expensive, being hit for 21 from her 2 overs.

Rachael Haynes – 5/10 – After three quick dismissals, Haynes steadied the ship and began to threaten a comeback, but she could not convert her start to a good score before being dismissed by Ecclestone.

Delissa Kimmince – 6/10 – Partnered with Haynes she helped Australia rebuild and, despite being expensive, picked up one wicket with the ball in hand.

Molly Strano – 2/10 – A disappointing game as she failed to show any resistance at the end of the inngs, and could not pick up a wicket in her 4 overs

Jess Jonassen – 6/10 – One of Australia’s best bowlers in the innings, Jonassen bowled very tightly finishing with figures of just 1-18. She helped restrict England after some expensive bowling by the likes of Perry.

Sarah Aley – 1/10 – Aley was ineffective again for Australia, finishing with expensive figures of 0-22 from 2 overs.

Megan Schutt – 9/10 – Schutt impressed again with the ball for Australia and finished the match as their leading wicket taker. She took 2-16 from 4 overs including the wicket of Wyatt.

England have a chance to finish the series level on points with Australia if they win the final T20I in Sydney on Tuesday 21 November.


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