Lydia Greenway smashed a 64-ball 80 to help England Women regain the Women's Ashes with a five-wicket victory over Australia women in their second Twenty20 International at Rose Bowl in Southampton on Thursday.
Greenway's half-century helped England chase down Australia's 127 for 7 with an over to spare, the result giving England an unassailable 10-4 lead in the multi-format series, which meant that the trophy, which they won in 2009 but lost in 2010-11, will be with England.
England had the worst of starts as they lost three wickets in three overs to the Australian pacers. Julie Hunter drew first blood as she bowled Heather Knight. Sarah Coyte followed with two wickets in her second over as she caught and bowled Sarah Taylor and bowled Danielle Wyatt, in at No. 3, for a duck to reduce England to 9 for 3.