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By Jack Skelton

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  1. Farewell

    Right. Well. That was quite something.

    Delight in those highlights if you're an Australia fan. Watch them through your fingers if you're an England fan.

    Amy Lofthouse has the report of England's dismal 194-run thrashing here.

    The scorecard is here.

    And we'll have more reaction and highlights on the cricket and women's cricket sections of the BBC Sport website and app soon.

    England are 6-0 down. Is there any way back? They now have to win the Test and all three T20s to regain the Ashes.

    Join us when the Test match gets under way on 18 July.

    For now, farewell.

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    And abysmal become utterly harrowing...

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    Bad became abysmal...

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    So, facing a record chase of 270, England started very badly...

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    More from Heather Knight: "The last two games were more frustrating than this one. In those we competed for a long time but didn't extend our good periods of play.

    "Today we were just blown away."

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    Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry, who took 7-22: "It was my day today but equally pleasing to win all three ODIs and finish as well as we did.

    "In the last couple of Ashes we've let England back in and to be so comprehensive today is great.

    "I've played here before and the slope works really well for us, against the way you want to swing the ball. It was nice to attack the stumps.

    "I was kind of lucky today with a couple of those wickets but it's an honour every time to play for this team."

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    More from Aussie skipper Meg Lanning: "We got ourselves in a position to get 300 but England adjusted their bowling, hit the wicket and took the pace off, which slowed us down.

    "But that meant we knew we could take the pace off, aim for the stumps and could restrict them.

    "It's been closer than the scoreboards have suggested, especially that first game, but we've improved as the series has gone on.

    "We play the one-day format really well, we have good variety and our batting is strong and deep. Our bowlers have been excellent for a long time."

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    More from Heather Knight: "We need to be very honest with ourselves and work out what has gone wrong. I'm not sure what it is at the moment but we can't hide behind it. We haven't played well but enough credit to Australia, they were too good for us.

    "It didn't look like there were too many demons in the pitch. They got off to a decent start but I thought our bowlers were outstanding - they were on for 300 plus and we dragged the back.

    "It was a very food spell from Ellyse Perry, she moved the ball, attacked the pads and outside edge and we didn't have an answer for it."

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    Australia captain Meg Lanning: "I'm very pleased. All round we were better than the last game. They came back at us hard with the ball but that bowling performance was excellent - Ellyse Perry showed the way and it's nice to get the job done.

    "Our opening bowlers are great - they take wickets up front and are economical. It's nice to see them doing well."

  10. 'Not good enough' - Knight

    England captain Heather Knight: "It's not good enough. It's very tough to take - a lot of us are hurting in that dressing room. Australia came at us hard and we didn't have an answer for it.

    "We haven't found a way to start our innings well and get out feet going.

    "This hurts a lot but we have to turn this around quickly and prepare for the Test match. We still have a chance, we are still in this series and there are four points on offer there."

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    So after three ODIs, Australia lead the women's Ashes 6-0.

    England therefore need to win the Test and take all four points on offer.

    A draw that gives each team two points would not be enough as England could only tie the Ashes at best, which would see Australia retain the Ashes.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    The way England were falling over today, their heads were outside the line both sides.

    When you have Perry exploiting the slope to the best of her abilities, it looked like England had not prepared themselves for that.

    Let's hope the slope is why they were 75 all out. But either way there is nothing to take from this batting performance.

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    Daniel Norcross

    BBC Test Match Special

    I was alarmed by the look on the England batters' faces as they kept getting given out lbw.

    They didn't seem aware of where their off stump was.

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    Ebony Rainford-Brent

    Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

    This is not a fair reflection of the distance between the two teams. England are much ebtter than this.

    Australia hadn't found form in the first two games and we thought they were a lot closer.

    You can have games like this and you can write them off. But this is a scorecard you'd expect of England in beating Sri Lanka, not Australia beating England.

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    That said, Australia were excellent.

    Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning could easily have surged them past 300, but for two miscues.

    And then Ellyse Perry put the ball in exactly the right area to torment every England batter.

    That's a third straight ODI victory in a row and the Aussies are on the brink of retaining the Ashes.

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    Chastening, humiliating, embarrassing, dismal, woeful. Take your pick.

    Australia are clearly a much better team, but not by this much.

    England's technique and decision making with the bat were abject today.

  17. Australia win by 194 runs

    Marsh lbw b Jonassen (Eng 75 all out)

    A harrowing defeat.

    England are finally dismissed for just 75 as Laura Marsh tries to sweep Jess Jonassen, misses and is trapped plumb in front.

    Australia complete an utterly dominant victory by a staggering 194 runs.

    They also take a commanding 6-0 lead in the women's Ashes.

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  18. Eng 74-9

    Oooft. Big shout for lbw against Laura Marsh off Jess Jonassen.

    Very close. Not given. Perhaps sliding down? Might not have straightened enough.

  19. Eng 74-9

    A big appeal for lbw against Kate Cross but nothing doing. That was going over.

    A second maiden in a row for Delissa Kimmince.

    Kate 'Geoffrey' Cross has eight off 36 balls. Dig in.