Ash Gardner took the Australian women’s cricket team to victory against England on Sunday, in the first game of the Ashes series.
The team was chasing a 229 run goal at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. They needed 48 runs in fewer balls and Gardner was up alongside came on alongside vice-captain Alex Blackwell.
The 20-year-old all-rounder hit it out of the park.
She blasted 27 off 18 balls, including two sixes, and – by the time she was done – Australia only needed nine runs to win.
Earlier in the game, she’d also worked her magic with her off-spin bowl, taking three English batters out in just 47 balls.
"I like being out in the middle rather than sitting on the sidelines," Gardner said after play, according to Cricket.com.au. "I think I get more nervous being off the field."
"I just love going out to bat with my country and batting with one of the best, Alex Blackwell, she's so experienced and knowledgeable and she gave me some freedom to do what I do best and just hit the boundaries as often as possible."
"See the ball, hit the ball is what I do every time I go out to the crease."
England skipper Heather Knight lamented her team's loss against the Aussies, but pointed to Gardner's late heroics as the game-changer.
"She batted very well, struck the ball very cleanly, came in and took the game away from us," Knight said.
The win gives Australia two points in the multi-format Ashes series, with two more ODIs, a Test and three Twenty20 internationals remaining.
Test wins are worth four points, while two points are awarded for a Test draw and short-format victories.
The series now moves to Coffs Harbour for back-to-back ODIs on October 26 and 29.