Australia v England, Super Six

Women's World Cup, 2008-09

At North Sydney Oval, Sydney, March 19, 2009. Australia won by eight wickets. Toss: England. England 161 (49.3 overs) (S. C. Taylor 49; S. J. Andrews 3-35); Australia 163-2 (33.5 overs) (S. Nitschke 37, L. J. Poulton 38, K. L. Rolton 41*, A. J. Blackwell 38*). Australia 2 pts. Player of the Match: S. Nitschke.

Too late to rescue their own prospects Australia inflicted England's first defeat. England lost their last seven wickets for 55, and 161 was their lowest all-out total since their last defeat, by New Zealand in February 2008; in reply, Australian openers Shelley Nitschke and Leah Poulton raced to 79 by the 15th over, and victory came with 16 overs to spare.

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