END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs | ENG-W: 127/7 (6 runs required, RR: 6.35)

  • DN Wyatt10 (9b)
  • LS Greenway3 (4b)
  • RM Farrell4-0-26-1
  • M Schutt4-0-15-2

5.30pm: England's misfiring middle order was brutally exposed today. Edwards, perhaps in her final WT20 match, looks despondent. Australia, on the other side, are one step away from sealing their fourth straight WT20 title.

From 67 for 0 to 117 for 7, there is no other way to explain England's implosion. Their running between the wickets was also sloppy.

Edwards, England captain: We know a lot about each other. There is no secrets between us. Australia held their nerve and that was the difference. We did not start well with the ball, but dragged it back. It was not meant to be for us today. It was great to see Marsh come in for Hazell. She has done well.

Lanning, Australia captain, again: We knew the Powerplay was crucial and that got us ahead. We were able to build on the momentum. I thought the bowlers did a great job. We don't mind facing New Zealand or West Indies. Should be a great match tomorrow.

Meg Lanning, Player of the Match: I thought it was a fantastic start from the openers. It was a decent wicket - straight on the stumps was hard to hit. We tried to execute that. With the platform we had, we could have got more. We were about par at the halfway. We stuck to our guns and if we did that, we knew we would be alright at the end.

That is all we have for you from this match. Can England Men do better? Alan Gardner is running the rollercoaster for the Eng-NZ clash. Ciao.

Daniel Jourdain: "England need 45 off 42 with 9 wickets in hand. From that point they lost 6/39."

Hypocaust: "Edwards and Beaumont contributed 340 runs in the tournament. The rest of the team combined managed 256." Gaurav: "No excuses, the middle order batted poorly."

19.6
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Farrell to Wyatt, 2 runs, Defending champions Australia progress to the final. Farrell is getting mobbed in the middle. England have lost it again, under pressure. Pitched up and outside off, smeared over the covers

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st67CM EdwardsTT Beaumont
2nd22SJ TaylorTT Beaumont
3rd2SJ TaylorNR Sciver
4th6SJ TaylorHC Knight
5th6SJ TaylorDN Wyatt
6th13KH BruntDN Wyatt
7th1JL GunnDN Wyatt
8th10LS GreenwayDN Wyatt