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Best tweets and pictures, as England’s batsmen thrill Cardiff crowd

A selection of your best tweets and pictures, as Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali blast the ball to all parts of The SSE SWALEC this afternoon.

The crowd are starting to show their voices #ENGvAUS #IT20

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The sixes really do get the crowd going #EngVAus

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Moeen and Morgan power England to 182

An exhilirating partnership of 139 off 75 balls between Moeen Ali and Eoin Morgan powered England to a total of 182/5 – recovering from 18/2.

Morgan led from the front with a blistering knock of 74 off 39 balls to announce his return to the international fray in typical fashion. He smashed three 4s and seven 6s – including a couple that flew into the River Taff – to put his team in a commanding position after being put into bat by Aussie captain Steve Smith.

Morgan was ably assisted by Moeen Ali who blasted an unbeaten 72 off 46 balls, including six 4s and three 6s. The pair’s contrasting styles were hugely effective in putting Australia to the sword. While Ali preferred to flick and flay Australia along the floor square of the wicket, Morgan went aerial in smacking the ball down the ground.

Jos Buttler came and went, hitting a bright and breezy 11 off 4 balls before being caught by Pat Cummins off Mitchell Starc and Sam Billings made 2 before being run out.

Earlier, Cummins’ pace was too much for openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy, who were dismissed in the same over, as England only managed 27/2 off their powerplay overs, before Morgan and Ali staged their fightback.

GALLERY: England train at The SSE SWALEC

See our gallery of pictures as England train on the outfield before taking on Australia tomorrow at The SSE SWALEC, Cardiff.

The squad were joined by Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, David Willey and James Vince, who missed yesterday’s session while playing in NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day.

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First Minister Carwyn welcomes world back to Cardiff

Carwyn Jones, the First Minister of Wales, has hailed the “world class facilities” of The SSE SWALEC, as the spotlight is brought back on South Wales for the NatWest international T20 double-header on Monday.

After the huge success of the First Investec Test match, which England won by 169 runs, Mr Jones lauded Cardiff’s growing reputation as an international sporting venue.

In his notes in the match programme, Mr Jones wrote: “It’s fantastic that Wales has been entrusted with the opening contests of cricket’s most famous competition and speaks volumes for our ever-growing reputation as a host of major sporting events.”

With a sell-out crowd of more than 15,000 expected at The SSE SWALEC on Monday for the iT20 double-header – beginning with the finale to the Women’s Ashes – Mr Jones expressed his excitement at the prospect of another enthralling encounter.

He added: “I’m sure you’ll agree that The SSE SWALEC, set in picturesque parkland within a well-hit six of Cardiff’s bustling city centre, provides the perfect backdrop for such a sporting occasion.

“Next year sees Sri Lanka and Pakistan come to Cardiff for the Royal London One-Day internationals – further testament to the world class facilities and welcome on show.”

You can now register for priority access to 2016’s international tickets at www.glamorgancricket.com/2016.

TWITTER COMPETITION: Best seats in the house

Thanks to our friends and sponsors Ten Mill Lane, we are able to offer one lucky winner the ‘Best Seats in the House’ for Monday’s sold-out NatWest iT2o double-header at The SSE SWALEC.

Simply retweet the top post from our @GlamCricket page for your chance to have the best view of Monday’s action-packed encounters.

GALLERY: Australia train ahead of NatWest iT20

Australia’s new-look squad go through their paces on Saturday morning at The SSE SWALEC. Their squad includes nine players who did not feature in their Test squad.

AUSTRALIA SQUAD FOR IT20: S Smith (capt), D Warner, G Maxwell, G Bailey, S Watson, M Marsh, J Pattinson, M Wade (wk), P Cummins, N Coulter-Nile, M Starc, C Boyce, A Agar, J Burns, M Stoinis.

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Southern Stars claim Ashes victory

Australia secured the women’s Ashes after winning the second T20 international at Hove. Their win levelled the T20 series 1-1, but gave the tourists an unassailable 10-4 lead on points.

The third and final women’s iT20 kicks off at 10.30 on Monday 31st August.

Match report: England women won the toss and elected to bowl
 
Australia women – 107-7 off 20 overs. (Jess Cameron 21*, Jess Jonassen 21, Meg Lanning 21, Anya Shrubsole 2-9, Rebecca Grundy 2-20).
 
England women – 87 allout off 19.1 overs (Lydia Greenway 26, Katherine Brunt 20, Ellsye Perry 2-13, Rene Farrell 2-X, Megan Schutt 2-X)
19.1 overs
 
Australia women won by 20 runs. Australia women secure 2 Women’s Ashes points and win the Ashes with one match to play.

Australia regained the Women’s Ashes after they beat England by 20 runs at the BrightonandHoveJobs.com County Ground in the second of three NatWest International T20s to take an unassailable 10-4 lead in the multi-format series with Monday’s finale at Cardiff to come.

England bowled superbly on a slow pitch to restrict the tourists to 107 for seven but they never recovered from a poor start to their reply and were bowled out for 87, their lowest score in a T20I.

Ellyse Perry and Rene Farrell both took two wickets in an over with captain Charlotte Edwards and Sarah Taylor, whose fifty in the first Twenty20 at the Essex County Ground on Wednesday revived England’s hopes of retaining the Ashes, falling cheaply as England subsided to 28 for five after their six-over powerplay.

Katherine Brunt, with 20, and Lydia Greenway did their best to revive the hosts in front of a full house of nearly 6,000 at Hove but when Brunt played on in Megan Schutt’s first over, having helped put on 25 for the sixth wicket, there was no way back.

England had lost Edwards in the second over, when she played on to Jess Jonassen, but they were dealt a double blow in the next over by Perry. Opener Lauren Winfield was caught at mid-off from a mis-timed drive and Natalie Sciver played all around a length ball.

Australia celebrate regaining the Ashes at Hove.

Australia celebrate regaining the Ashes at Hove.

Farrell had Taylor caught at mid-on and then bowled Heather Knight and although left-hander Greenway tried her best she wasn’t the only batter who struggled to time their shots on a painfully slow wicket. England’s lower order gave her little support, against an unyielding Australia, who fielded superbly in defence of a modest total.

Greenway made 26 from 39 balls, the highest score of the match, before Jonassen superbly caught her on the long-on boundary off the first ball of the last over as Australia regained the Ashes for the first time since 2010.

Australia too had struggled to get any momentum and needed a cameo from Jess Cameron, who made 21 not out off 17 deliveries, at the end of the innings to get them to 107 for seven.

They struggled after losing three wickets in 11 balls halfway through the innings, including captain Meg Lanning, who was one of two victims for Rebecca Grundy, the slow left-armer brought in to replace Jenny Gunn in the only England change.

Lanning had put on 29 for the second wicket after Perry had been caught at midwicket in the fourth over off Anya Shrubsole.

Lanning looked in the mood to play a decisive role, hitting two superbly-timed fours, one through extra cover and the other past backward point, on her way to 21 before she attempted an ugly leg-side heave and was leg-before.

She wasn’t the only Australian who perished that way. Elyse Villani, Alyssa Healy and Grace Harris all got out playing across the line, although the latter did swing Danielle Hazell over midwicket for six as Australia briefly escaped the shackles imposed by a disciplined attack.

Grundy, who finished with 2-20, justified her recall but England’s best bowler was Shrubsole, who bowled a consistent length at decent pace to pick up 2-9 including the dangerous Harris, who had been dropped on nought and 12.

Cameron provided some improvisation at the end, with a scoop over wicketkeeper Taylor and a reverse sweep going to the boundary to get her side over 100, and a total that proved more than enough

For a full match report of the first women’s iT20, won by England. Go to: glamorgancricket.com