Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HC Knight
29(24) 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MM Lanning
44(30) 4x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

NR Sciver
O2.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SJ Coyte
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

5.20 pm So that's one final done and dusted, Australia pose with the trophy and off goes the team song again. Thank you for your company and hope you pop over to the men's final that is due to start in a couple of hours' time. This is Alagappan Muthu, signing off

"It's amazing. great to be able to play so well. Almost the perfect match today," Meg Lanning says, "Bowlers did it for us, we had our plans and we executed well. Perhaps, we're attacking in nature and we love to play our shots. Even chasing a small total we wanted to be positive. We had a great team here and the support's been so good. I'm just really happy right now. We've had a lot of experience even though we are young, we can build something really big. We have a great core of players"

"They bowled very well and they came out and batted good. We just weren't enough today,"Charlotte Edwards says, "Backed it up in the field. We never got going, kept losing wickets at key stages. 105 was never going to be enough in a World Cup final. Anya's been exceptional, all the bowlers have been. [Six-hitting] A scenario we have to improve on. In the past our strength is boundary hitting and we'll go back to work on and hopefully we go better. Just bitterly disappointed we couldn't get over the line"

Anya Shrubsole is the Player of the Tournament "It's been a really good tournament. As a team we can be proud of what we've done. Just keeping it simple and it seems to have worked. Congratulations to Meg and her team, they were the better team today"

5.10 pm Sarah Coyte is the Player of the Match "I'm not sure I can put it into words. Amazing feeling. So proud. To get Taylor and Edwards, two world class betters early was so great. Disciplined lines and lengths was what I've been working on and it came through"

4.55 pm Australia have showed off their ball-striking ability today and that is where they've got the better of England. They're still huddled by the pitch, the Aussie flag is in the middle and they're belting of the team song. "We are the Southern Stars, Wooo!" they scream. Meg Lanning led from the front and she looked in no trouble whatsoever. Her 44 off 30 balls took her to the top of the tree in the run-scorers list for the tournament

Naveed Khawaja: "Outstanding Australia for its historical achievements...its not easy as we saw....so congrats to Aussies...."

john stone: "Bad toss to lose? I think we would have fielded first if we had won it. Seems to me one is better served to know the required run rate. Our girls are still heroes and deserve recognition for their sterling effort. What would have happened if young Knight had been allowed to continue for another five or six overs?"

15.1
1
Hazell to Perry, 1 run, short delivery, pulled away to deep midwicket boundary and Australia invade the field! That's three World T20s in the bag

END OF OVER:
15 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | AUS-W: 105/3

  • AJ Blackwell0 (2b)
  • EA Perry30 (31b)
  • NR Sciver1.5-0-12-1
  • RL Grundy4-0-22-0
14.6
W
Sciver to Blackwell, OUT, another wicket, Sciver doing her best to keep this alive but it's all too little too late. Full delivery and Blackwell stays back and wants to play across the line. Easy decision
14.6
1nb
Sciver to Blackwell, 1 no ball, full toss over waist high, turned away towards square leg. Scores level
14.5
0
Sciver to Blackwell, no run, digs out a full delivery on off stump towards cover

Alex Blackwell comes out

14.4
W
Sciver to Lanning, OUT, she is furious with herself. Slams the bat into the pitch after she presents the simplest of catches to mid-off. Just couldn't get under it enough
14.3
1lb
Sciver to Perry, 1 leg bye, full and angled down the leg side, the flick doesn't connect and the ball dribbles away towards square leg

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

HC Knight
29(24) 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MM Lanning
44(30) 4x4 - 2x6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

NR Sciver
O2.0
M0
R12
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SJ Coyte
O4.0
M0
R16
W3
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Six-hitting

14tonil

Australia top the sixes chart at the tournament with 14. England have not cleared the ropes

Best in the final

142-4

The highest first-innings score in the three Women's World T20 finals - by Australia in 2012