Charlotte Edwards' England women's team defeated the Australian women's team by 61 runs in a low-scoring thriller at the W.A.C.A. Ground in Perth from January 10-13, 2014.
The loss means Australia needs to win five of the remaining six matches in the multi-format series to reclaim the Women's Ashes trophy.
Three one-day international meetings and three Twenty20 games remain, with two points available for a win for each game.
Holders England need only win two of the six games to retain the trophy while Australia are tasked with winning five games from six.
BRIEF SCORES: England Women 201 (Arran Brindle 68, Natalie Sciver 49, Rene Farrell 4-43, Ellyse Perry 3-41) and 190 (Charlotte Edwards 56, Jenny Gunn 46, Ellyse Perry 5-38, Rene Farrell 3-34) DEFEATED Australia Women 207 (Ellyse Perry 71, Jodie Fields 43, Anya Shrubsole 4-51, Kate Cross 3-35) and 123 (Ellyse Perry 31, Kate Cross 3-35, Anya Shrubsole 3-48).