A thrilling Women’s Ashes series draws to a close on Tuesday as England and Australia clash in the final ODI at the County Ground in Taunton.
Despite England’s recent resurgence, Australia retained the Ashes with a three-run win in the last ODI at the Rose Bowl, making it 8-6 overall in the multi-format series.
But while the Ashes themselves are out of reach, England could still finish the series level on points and will be determined to make an impact in Somerset.
Neither team has any major changes to report, although England may look to introduce Issy Wong or Lauren Filer to their bowling attack.
After being named player of the match last time out, Alana King should retain her spot with the ball for Australia.
England Women to win 3rd ODI @ 13/10
It has been a decade since England last won the Women’s Ashes and, although they go away from this series empty-handed, it has been a valiant effort.
Skipper Heather Knight has heaped praise on her side for their performance against the double world champions, who England beat 2-1 in the T20 series.
That was followed by England chasing down 264 in the first ODI between the sides in Bristol and in the second match last time out, they were only a boundary away from a victory which would have put them on the brink of a series win.
England have shown they can match and better this Australia team and they will be determined to go out with a bang at the Taunton County Ground, where they have won each of their last five ODIs.
With that in mind, they are worth backing at 13/10 to put another win on the board and end the series level on 8-8.
England Women to have highest opening partnership @ 11/10
Tammy Beaumont missed England’s T20 series in this summer’s Women’s Ashes but she has made an impression in her two ODI appearances.
After striking 47 off 42 balls in the first ODI in Bristol, opener Beaumont followed up with 60 off 62 balls in Hampshire last time out and she could again get England off to a good start in the third and final ODI of the series.
Beaumont and Dunkley scored a combined 73 last time out, whereas Australia’s opening pair of Alyssa Healy (13) and Phoebe Litchfield (four) could only score a combined 17.
Therefore, another way to approach this third ODI could be to back England to have the higher opening partnership of both sides.
Beaumont is a 3/1 shot to be England’s top run scorer in the match with only Nat Sciver-Brunt, who has scored three ODI centuries against Australia, ahead of her in the betting at 11/4.