Wyatt makes history as England salvages Women's Ashes draw

England rescued an 8-8 draw in the Women's Ashes thanks to Danni Wyatt's historic hundred in Canberra.

England centurion Danni Wyatt wrote her name in the record books with 13 fours and two maximums.   -  Getty Images

Danni Wyatt became the first England player to score a Twenty20 international century on Tuesday as the tourist ensured the Women's Ashes series finished tied at 8-8.

Australia had already retained the Ashes after winning the first T20 in Sydney last Friday but Heather Knight's team ensured its tour finished on a high thanks to Wyatt's heroics.

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England was 8-4 down in the points-based multi-format series when Australia secured the urn but back-to-back victories in Canberra – the latter by four wickets – saw the first series tie between the two nations since 1968-69.

Before Wyatt's century, the host's Beth Mooney posted the second highest T20 score as she hit an unbeaten 117 off just 70 balls, the opener helping the host to 178-2.

England's reply stuttered at the start as it lost three wickets in the first five overs, however a 139-run stand between Wyatt and Knight put them in sight of victory.

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Wyatt wrote her name in the record books with 13 fours and two maximums, the opener going to three figures with a quick single in the 18th over.

She failed to add to that total but Jenny Gunn got them over the line with a scoop over wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy to restore England's pride.

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