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Summary

  1. Australia fall three runs short
  2. Eng 259-8: Beaumont 49, Brunt 45*, Villani 3-42

Live Reporting

By Kal Sajad and Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye ...

    So that's me all done.

    What a day for English cricket, Moeen Ali spins the men to victory over South Africa at Lord's and England beat Australia in a Women's World Cup thriller at Bristol.

    I will leave you with a few best bits from Katherine Brunt, today's player of the match.

    Until next time, goodbye.

  2. 'We were clinical'

    England captain Heather Knight: "I always knew we batted deep, our line-up is firing at the moment. It was a frustrating batting display, we got the momentum then would lose wickets. Brunt and Gunn batted well for us today.

    "It was probably about a par score, we knew how deep Australia bat. It was our best bowling display, we were clinical. It was a brilliant game but a hard one to captain.

    "We have two big games coming up, when you're in the habit of winning you want it to carry on."

  3. Current standings

    So where does this leave us? Well after five games, no team has yet qualified for the semi-finals but England top the table.

    They still have to face New Zealand on Wednesday and West Indies on Saturday.

    Australia will play India and South Africa.

    This tournament is still wide open.

    BBC Sport
  4. 'It's always nice to get one up on the Aussies'

    Player of the match Katherine Brunt: "It's always a show with England and Australia and I'm glad we can put on a performance today. I had fun, us girls down the lower order have had a lot of practice and I back us to do that.

    "To finish with 259 gave us confidence to go out and defend it. As a bowler, I don't like playing on these flat pitches, the batters have it too good. But credit goes to all the bowlers.

    "It's always nice to get one up on the Aussies but this is just one game and there are a fair few to come."

  5. Post update

    The player of match goes to Katherine Brunt, for her 45 not out, figures of 9-1-42-2 and taking two catches. Absolutely nobody can argue with that.

    Katherine Brunt
  6. Post update

    Well done England indeed. I had a feeling that this was going down to the wire, and that dodgy bit of fielding on the penultimate ball was just too much drama for one to take!

    Credit to both teams in what was a spectacular game in Bristol. Australia look gutted, England are taking selfies.

  7. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    These two have not met for two years and they were always going to test each other but what a game. Well done England.

  8. Aus 256-8

    England win by 3 runs

    Jonassen swings high and for a moment I thought she got hold of it but it drops well short of the boundary, picked up by the fielder in the deep. The best game of the tournament, England win!

    Katherine Brunt
  9. Aus 254-8

    Target 260

    Not the time for a misfield on the boundary!! Get everything behind it. Four! Six needed from the last ball. They can't, can they?

  10. WICKET

    c Brunt b Gunn 11

    Gardner is gone! 10 runs needed from 2 balls.

  11. Aus 250-8

    Target 260

    Yorker length, just outside off-stump. What a delivery! One run. 10 needed from 2 balls.

  12. Aus 249-7

    Target 260

    Jonassen bisect the offside field, four! Australia need 11 from 4.

  13. Aus 245-7

    Target 260

    Full, good delivery. Just the one run.

  14. Aus 244-7

    Target 260

    Superb bowling from Brunt. What an over. What a spell.

    Just six from the over. Australia need to go big. They need 16 from the final over.

  15. Post update

    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    England have not beaten Australia in a World Cup match since 1993. That gives you a clear indication of how big this situation is.

  16. Aus 238-7

    Australia need from 19 from 9

    Good start from Brunt, just one run from the first two deliveries. That brings Gardner on strike, a thick outside edge, well fielded by Tammy Beaumont running to the deep from point.

  17. Aus 238-7

    Target 260

    Deep breaths, Australia need 22 more runs from 12 balls. Gardner and Jonassen are in. I can't call this.

  18. WICKET

    Healy lbw b Hazell 14 (Aus 237-7)

    She's gone! Which way is this game going?! 15 from the first four balls for the Aussies off Hazell and then Healy is out lbw after a failed review.

  19. Umpire review - Aus 237-6

    Healy given out lbw but has reviewed it. Looked close.

  20. Aus 233-6

    Unbelievable stuff.

    Ashleigh Gardner and Alyssa Healy are the two batters in, and how does Gardner get off strike? By swatting one over deep mid-wicket for six.

    She then pierces the field in the off and squeezes out a boundary. This game is far from over!