Australia Women vs England Women - Highlights & Stats


Australia's women cricketers are again the sport's much-needed bright light after trouncing England by eight wickets to reclaim the World Twenty20 title in Antigua.

The nerves from both sides were evident as a risky flay at the ball from Wyatt clipped the fingertips of Rachael Haynes at point to earn the opener her first life - four balls later Healy saw a simple take ping off her gloves and away as Wyatt was dropped for a second time.

Two wickets in two balls for Wareham left England on 74 for six and Australia mopped up the final three wickets in 11 balls for six runs.

Gardner and teenage leg-spinner Georgia Wareham combined for five wickets to restrict the English to 105 all out off 19.4 overs after they had chosen to bat first at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Australian legsinner Georgia Wareham is all smiles after removing England's Sophia Dunkley in the women's T20 World Cup final in Antigua
ICC Women’s World T20: Australia eases past England to claim title

Wareham was involved in nearly everything, including producing a brilliant run out of Amy Jones (4) in the fifth over.

Gardner, who began slowly, punched three sixes, and in the company of her captain Meg Lanning, knocked off the winning runs to finally ease the nerves in the dugout. "We want to be a very consistent cricket team and I think we have done that over the last few years without the success at world tournaments".

England reached the mid-point of their innings on 57 for three with Wyatt and Knight at bat, but the pair could only muster a 23-run partnership as the former was caught at cover. Kirstie Gordon has been a real find and Sophia Dunkley as well. Sophie Ecclestone had the in-form batter of the tournament bowled with a beauty and Danielle Hazell sent back Beth Mooney to add some pressure, but England were allowed nothing else. Danni Wyatt started brilliantly, but we kept losing wickets at key times and weren't able to post a total that was competitive.

"We had a lot of inexperience out there, hopefully this will make it better for them in the future". Some of them have sat up brilliantly, ' said the captain. "We didn't adapt to conditions as well as we could, in terms of areas we hit, and wickets we lost, but I'm proud of the girls for reaching another world final". "We've really put together an awesome squad and support staff". Obviously, Australia are the better team on the day, and congratulations to them'.

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