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Sixers continue to dominate Ashes

08 July 2019

Ellyse Perry's stunning 7-wicket haul and a half century to Alyssa Healy has helped Australia clean-sweep the ODI leg of the Women's Ashes series.

Perry took the best ever ODI bowling figures by an Australian woman to put her team on the cusp of retaining the women's Ashes in Canterbury.

Perry's remarkable spell of bowling reaped 7-22 from 10 overs as England were bowled out for 75 – their lowest-ever total against Australia – in the third Ashes one-day international at the St Lawrence Ground, sealing a 194-run win for the tourists and leaving the hosts' campaign in tatters.

Her efforts bettered the previous best one-day figures for an Australian woman; the 7-24 taken by current assistant coach Shelley Nitschke in 2005.

Earlier, Sixers teammate Alyssa Healy had helped set the platform for the Southern Stars' victory, smashing 68 off just 66 balls, including 12 boundaries. Ash Gardner also made a valuable contribution at the tail end of the Australian innings, scoring 29 off 38 balls.

Australia now head to Swindon, where they'll begin preparations for the one-off Test match starting on July 18.