Australia retained the ladies’s Ashes after the one check match within the sequence performed throughout a number of codecs led to a draw at Taunton on Sunday.
After Australia had declared their first innings on 420-8, England averted the follow-on and requested Australia to bat once more, declaring at 275-9.
Nevertheless, the guests elected to not set a victory goal and had reached 230-7 on the finish of play.
Elysse Perry was once more the choose of the Australian batters, following up her first innings 116 with an unbeaten 76 within the second.
The consequence means Ashes holders Australia, who lead England 8-2 on factors having gained all three of the one-day internationals, will retain the trophy.
England can solely stage the sequence in the event that they win the three remaining Twenty20 worldwide video games, beginning on Friday.
“It’s definitely place to be in. We had a tough four-day battle and it was problem. Sadly, we couldn’t get a consequence right here, however it was an awesome check,” Australia skipper Meg Lanning stated.
“It’s been lots nearer than the scoreboard suggests, and we’re actually trying ahead to the T20s.”
A factors system to find out the winner of a sequence has been utilized in girls’s cricket because the 2013 Ashes. Groups are awarded two factors for victory in limited-overs video games and 6 in exams.
Drawn limited-overs video games lead to one level being awarded to each groups and two every if a check ends in a stalemate.