22 Aug 2013

Aussies win first women's Ashes ODI

6:39 am on 22 August 2013

The Australian women cricketers have gone one game up in their series for the Ashes with a 27-run win over England in a one dayer at Lord's.

Australia were restricted to a modest 203 for eight from their 50 overs, but superb bowling and fielding paved the way for victory.

The win gives Australia a two-point lead in the multi-format series after the opening game of the series, a one-off test match, was drawn.

There are two more one-day games and three Twenty20 matches still to play.