Result: Australia thrash England's women in second Ashes Twenty20

Australia beat England by seven wickets with 30 balls to spare in the second T20 match of the Women's Ashes at the MCG.

England have been thrashed by Australia in the second Twenty20 match of the Women's Ashes.

Jess Jonassen of Australia celebrates the wicket of Natalie Sciver of England during game two of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 31, 2014© Getty Images

The tourists, who have already retained The Ashes, posted a meagre total of 98-6, which Australia easily chased down with seven wickets and 30 balls to spare.

England's day started badly when Danielle Wyatt fell for a second-ball duck to Holly Ferling off the final ball of the opening over.

At the end of the powerplay, England were 27-2 after Ferling had also dismissed Sarah Taylor (8) cheaply.

Charlotte Edwards (28), Arran Brindle (26*), Lydia Greenway (15) and Amy Jones (14) were the only members of England's batting lineup to reach double figures.

Danielle Hazell impressed with the ball for England, conceding just 11 runs and taking the wicket of Elyse Villani (16) during her four-over spell.

However, Wyatt's awful afternoon continued, as she was taken for 22 off her two overs, while Kate Cross was also expensive.

Meg Lanning topscored for Australia with 42 off 28 deliveries, while Alyssa Healy hit an unbeaten 37.

The three-match T20 series is now tied, with the final match to take place in Sydney on February 2.

England celebrate after winning the match and retaining the Ashes during game one of the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at Blundstone Arena on January 29, 2014
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