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Last Updated: Saturday August 27 2005 15:15 GMT

England team wins Women's Ashes

Arran Brindle hit the winning run for England.

For the first time in 42 years, England has won the Women's Ashes series.

They came to victory with a six-wicket triumph against Australia in the second Test at Worcester on Saturday.

This conquest was also the England women's first Test win over Australia since 1984.

The team were left to score just 75 to win after Katherine Brunt took four for 64 off 34 overs to help dismiss the tourists for 232.

England were 3-2 at lunch and wavered again when skipper Clare Connor (13) and Charlotte Edwards (24) were dismissed.

But Arran Brindle and Lydia Greenway held their nerve to see them home on 75-4 for a 1-0 win in the series.

Brindle, whose unbeaten century at Hove saved England from defeat in the first Test, hit the winning run to finish on 24 not out, with Greenway on 10.

Clare Connor told BBC Sport: "It's the first series win against Australia since '63, it's the first time Australia have lost a Test match for 21 years, so it's absolutely massive.

"After the disappointment of losing in the semi-finals of the World Cup to Australia only four or five months ago, this is just amazing. The girls are over the moon - it just means the world to us."