Women's Ashes, 2017: 3rd T20I – Statistical Highlights

Women’s Ashes, 2017: 3rd T20I – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers from the high scoring T20I game between Australia Women and England Women.

Beth Mooney Australia v England
Beth Mooney. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Women’s Ashes came to an end in a thrilling T20I game at the Manuka Oval where a total of 359 runs were aggregated with two individual centuries. Beth Mooney’s brilliant innings of 117*, the 2nd highest individual score in this format of Women’s cricket helped Australia to post 178/2.

Despite losing 3 for 30 runs, Danielle Wyatt, who became England’s first Women to score a T20I hundred and captain Heather Knight utilized the sloppy work by the Aussies to guide their side to a 4-wicket win and level the Ashes series. However, the home team retained the Ashes as they won the previous edition played in England.

All the stats and numbers from the high scoring T20I game between Australia Women and England Women:

1 – Danielle Wyatt’s century is the first ever by an England player in Women’s T20I cricket. Charlotte Edwards scored 92* in 2014 in Women’s Ashes at Hobart. Wyatt’s innings is also the first hundred ever while chasing in Women’s T20Is with the previous highest being 96* by Karen Rolton against England in 2005.


1 – Beth Mooney’s 117* is the first ever century in a losing cause and the 2nd highest individual score in a Women’s T20I game. Meg Lanning’s 126 against Ireland in 2014 is the highest individual score in this format while her 78* against England in 2014 was the previous highest individual score that went in vain.


1 – This T20I between Australia and England is the first in Women’s cricket with two individual centuries in 393 games. In Men’s cricket, only one game out of 632 T20Is witnessed two centurions. The West Indies and India T20I played in Lauderhill in 2016 where Evin Lewis and KL Rahul scored centuries.


19 – Beth Mooney’s 19 fours in this innings are the most by anyone in a Women’s T20I innings. Lanning hit 18 fours during her 126-run knock against Ireland. Wyatt’s 13 fours are the joint 4th most and the joint most by an England player in an innings in this format.


139 – The partnership between Danielle Wyatt and Heather Knight is the 5th highest partnership and 2nd biggest for England in Women’s T20I cricket. Tammy Beaumont and Laura Winfield put on 147 for the opening with against Pakistan last year. Wyatt and Knight’s stand is the 2nd highest while chasing and the 2nd highest for 4th and lower wicket behind Alex Blackwell and Karen Rolton’s 147* in 2005 against England.


179 – England’s successful chase of 179 is the highest by any team in a Women’s T20I surpassing their 164 also against Australia in the 2009 WT20 semi-final. Their total of 181 is also the highest for any team while chasing in Women’s T20Is beating the 165 they made in that WT20 semis.


220 – Beth Mooney’s 220 runs in this series are the most by anyone in a bilateral Women’s T20I series. She went past Sarah Taylor’s 200 runs in a 3-match series against South Africa in 2016. Wyatt’s 169 runs in this series are the 7th most and the 2nd most runs by an England player after Sarah in a bilateral Women’s T20I series.


359 – The 359 runs in this game are the most in a Women’s T20I overhauling the 333 runs delivered in the 2010 T20I between West Indies and South Africa.