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Australia Women vs England Women

Match info: ICC Women's World Twenty20 at Shere Bangla National Stadium - Final

Date: 6th Apr 2014 Umpires: M Erasmus and A S Dar

20-over match

Home team and score Away team score

Australia Women

106/4 (15.1 Overs)

Result

England Women

105/8 (20.0 Overs)

Australia Women win by 6 wickets

  • Last Updated: April 6 2014, 12:56 BST

England were blown away by Australia in the final of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 as Charlotte Edwards' side fell to a six-wicket defeat.

Meg Lanning: Top-scored with 43 for Australia
Meg Lanning: Top-scored with 43 for Australia

Australia rattled off their 106-run target with 29 balls remaining in Dhaka to retain the trophy they won in 2012.

Captain Meg Lanning did much of the damage with 44 from 30 balls as England failed to gain revenge for that final loss two years ago.

England struggled to get going with the bat after being put in, Heather Knight's 29 the best any of their top order could muster.

Sarah Coyte impressed with the ball with three wickets for 16, including the key dismissals of Sarah Taylor (18) and Edwards (13) at the top of the order, as England were limited to 105 for eight.

Australia, who have now won the last three Women's World Twenty20s, always looked in control, Lanning's knock setting up the success and Ellyse Perry's unbeaten 31 seeing them home for the loss of four wickets.

Edwards admitted: "We were completely outplayed by a very good Australia team. They bowled very well, we just weren't good enough today.

"We never quite got going and kept losing wickets at key stages. 105 is never going to be enough in a World Cup final.''

Coyte prevented England from building any momentum by having Edwards caught by Jess Cameron and removing Taylor lbw.

That left England 55 for two just one ball short of halfway through the innings, but Knight continued to give them hope.

Her 29 came from 24 balls and featured three fours, but Erin Osborne ended her stay.

Amy Jones was the only other woman in the England line-up to make double figures as the middle order failed to fire, the team collapsing from 55 for one to 101 for eight.

England needed an explosive start with the ball to give themselves any chance, but Australia openers Elyse Villani (12 from 17) and Jess Jonassen (15 from 10) gave their side a platform to build on.

Lanning and Perry then provided the match-deciding partnership, putting on 60 for the third wicket.

Lanning was denied the chance to hit the winning runs as she was caught by Knight off Sciver, who also removed Alex Blackwell for a duck two balls later, but it merely delayed the inevitable.

A delighted Lanning said her side could not have played any better.

"I think we played close to the perfect match," she said at the post-match ceremony.

There was at least some consolation for England as bowler Anya Shrubsole was named player of the tournament.


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