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Female Ashes: Former England captain Charlotte Edwards hails Alice Capsey’s ‘unbelievable’ winner -Dlight News

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards believes Alice Capsey’s “amazing” winner at Lord’s against Australia embodies England’s bravery in the Women’s Ashes.

Teenager Capsey fired 46 from 23 balls to lead England to a first T20 series win over Australia since 2017 and keep their Ashes hopes alive, with Heather Knight’s side now trailing the tourists 6-4 in the multi-format series .

Going into the third and final IT20, Capsey was under pressure having scored just 17 runs in her previous five T20 innings, but the 18-year-old shone at the House of Cricket in a player-of-the-match display that won praise from Edwards.

She said sky sports: “Alice Capsey was amazing. This is what she does. The youngest talent on this side of England is not afraid, not fazed.

“We have to remember, Alice Capsey has played in two Lord’s finals [in The Hundred]So tonight was just another day for her. She prepares her to play in these places and perform at this level.

“But still, to go out on the biggest stage, after the form she’s been in, is unbelievable from an 18-year-old girl.

“Everyone was saying, ‘She’s only scored 17 runs in her last five innings,’ but then she provides those kinds of innings.

“There are so many girls now who want to play cricket and watch it tonight, thinking, ‘I want to be the next Alice Capsey.'”

Edwards: It’s been a brilliant series

The teenager’s performance came in front of a new record attendance for a women’s bilateral match in England, with a crowd of 21,610 at Lord’s.

The three remaining one-day internationals to conclude the series, which begins on Wednesday in Bristol, are all exhausted with England still in the hunt to recapture the Ashes.

“Everybody said after The Oval [England winning the second IT20] that Australia will be back, they’ll be hurt, they’ll be back to normal,” Edwards said.

“They got back on track tonight but England still beat them. And that’s the biggest compliment you can give this team – they’ve done it back-to-back and in front of 20,000 people.”

“The crowd was incredible. I think everyone wanted England to win, so we’re going to Bristol with the Ashes still alive.”

“We’re packing houses to watch these games. You really don’t want it to end. It’s been amazing, a brilliant series.”

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England Captain Heather Knight:

“for caps [Alice Capsey]after two low-scoring innings, for her to come out and play like that, with the confidence that she showed, was for the best.”

“It’s really important how we’ve done in the last two games that we haven’t looked too far. The way we performed tonight was brilliant.”

“There’s a lot of belief in that side. In the ODIs. There’s still a long way to go, not much margin for error, but one game at a time.”

Player of the Match, Alice Capsey:

“It’s been incredible. The series is still alive, which is incredible. It was a great performance.

“T20 cricket, especially the way I play, sometimes I’ll go out and sometimes I won’t.

“It’s just about getting better and trying to be more consistent. I’ve been working hard netting and the coaching staff have been very supportive.”

Healy: England outmaneuvered us

Australia Captain Alyssa Healy:

“England outfoxed us and batted very well. They played fearless cricket and went over the line.

“That’s the beauty of the T20 format. When you’re not fully connected, teams can pounce on you.”

“England have played a great style of cricket throughout the series and we failed to match it.

“Luckily, we still have three games of this Ashes series to recover from. We’re moving to the one-day format, which we love.”

Whats Next?

ashes of living women

Wednesday, July 12, 12:30 p.m.

The multi-format series now changes to the three-match ODI series, starting with the opening match at Bristol, Live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with a game starting at 1:00 p.m.

The two teams will then head to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Sunday July 16 (11am kick off) and Taunton for the final game of the series on Tuesday July 18 (1pm kick off).

Women’s Ashes schedule (all games live on sky sports)

Watch the first ODI of the multi-format Women’s Ashes between England and Australia on Wednesday, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12:30pm, before the first dance at 1pm Stream this summer’s men’s and women’s Ashes series on NOW

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