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By Mark Mitchener and Thomas Mallows

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    And that's where we're going to leave it - take a look at Thomas' match report. England trail Australia 4-0 in the series, and need to get something the final ODI on Sunday if they're not to face having to win every remaining game.

    Plenty of cricket - Men's World Cup and the county variety - for you to follow on the BBC before the Women's Ashes reconvenes in Canterbury on Sunday. (Make sure you're up early as it's a day game starting at 11:00 BST). I hope you'll join us then - bye for now.

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    Ash Gardner survived a dropped catch but was the last Aussie wicket to fall as Beth Mooney and Jess Jonassen saw the tourists home with a stand of 60 in 10 overs.

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    Ellyse Perry passed 50, but fell in unexpected fashion after feathering an edge to a wide ball from Anya Shrubsole:

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    Vice-captain Rachael Haynes took up the baton, with an important 30 before offering a return catch to Laura Marsh:

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    England did remove the Aussie openers early - while Katherine Brunt produced a great delivery to bowl captain Meg Lanning, only to turn her ankle while celebrating. She had to spend about half-an-hour off the pitch for treatment, but did return.

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    And wickets tumbled as England were bowled out for 217 with 14 balls to spare - medium-pacer Delissa Kimmince picking up an unlikely maiden international five-for, 11 years after her international debut.

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    Beaumont did reach her century - but England failed to hit a boundary after she fell for 114.

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    England's problem was that no-one could stay with Beaumont - Nat Sciver, Fran Wilson and Danni Wyatt all came and went.

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    However, Tammy Beaumont played the innings of the day, hitting 114 from 115 balls, including 12 fours.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Sometimes it sounds simple, but England need to remember why they play the game. They are good enough to beat this Australia side, they just need to be a bit smarter at times. They need the sort of grit that Jonassen and Mooney showed at the end.

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    To help you pick the bones out of another England defeat, here's the day's highlights.

    Amy Jones fell cheaply for the second successive game, while captain Heather Knight - in at three with Sarah Taylor missing the game with injury - was rather bogged down against the Aussie bowlers, taking 47 balls to score 17:

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  12. Captain's view

    Australia captain Meg Lanning: "It's nice to get a win on the board. Our performance was a lot better, our bowlers did a great job to drag them back and to bowl them out for 217 was a great effort.

    "I thought Delissa Kimmince bowled really well, she kept it simple by bowling nice and straight.

    "We also showed great composure with the bat. We did lose some early wickets but we were able to build some partnerships.

    "It's nice to get a few wins up early but we have to continue to improve, it's another challenge on Sunday and we're looking forward to it."

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    We saw Heather Knight get really bogged down today, that creates pressure at the other end, even though Tammy Beaumont was playing with freedom. They need to knock on Tammy's door tonight and find out how she managed it!

  14. Player of the match

    Australia seamer Delissa Kimmince: "It's always nice to grab a few wickets. The other day I missed my lines a bit, but I just needed to stick to what I know and it worked. To get a few wins early on is good for our confidence, we'll be looking for another on Sunday."

  15. Player of the match

    The player of the match is... Delissa Kimmince who took 5-26.

  16. Captain's view

    England captain Heather Knight: "A frustrating one from our perspective. Tammy played outstandingly, if someone had stayed with her we would have pushed the score to 250 and beyond. We tried to put pressure on them with the ball and took early wickets, but another 20-30 runs would have helped. The two at the end [for Australia] batted really well on a slow pitch.

    "But we need to be smarter with the bat. A change of venue on Sunday, we're going to have to park this and turn it around like we did in Australia. I think Katherine just turned her ankle, Yorkies get a bit over-excited when they get a wicket!"

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Australia are winning the small battles, and the mental battles. England need a bit of fight - all they need is perhaps three people to string performances together. Three people click at the same time, and maybe one or two partnerships with the bat, and they're winning games.

    Australia's plans have also been better. Look at how they gave the top order nothing - England have to be one step ahead. Perry is clearly going to bowl back-of-a-length into the body to Amy Jones.

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    Player of the match could be an interesting call. Tammy Beaumont clearly played the innings of the day - but Delissa Kimmince's five-wicket haul ultimately proved decisive.

  19. Women's Ashes: The full schedule

    Australia lead points-based series 4-0

    • 2 July: 1st ODI - AUSTRALIA WON BY TWO WICKETS
    • TODAY: 2nd ODI - AUSTRALIA WON BY FOUR WICKETS
    • 7 July: 3rd ODI, Canterbury
    • 18-21 July: Test match, Taunton
    • 26 July: 1st Twenty20 international, Chelmsford (d/n)
    • 28 July: 2nd Twenty20 international, Hove
    • 31 July: 3rd Twenty20 international, Bristol (d/n)

    There are two points available for winning each of the ODIs and T20s, and four points for winning the Test.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    Australia are ruthless. This is a side that aren't playing their best cricket but what they do is know how to win big games and handle pressure.

    Even though England chipped away it seemed like every batter established themselves just enough to keep that scoreboard ticking over, making it easy for them to get over the line with little fuss.

    This puts a huge weight of pressure on England for the final ODI.