ICC Women's World Twenty20 - 2nd semi final

England Women v Australia Women

England Women won by 8 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

Toss England have chosen to bowl. "We are a good chasing side," said England's captain, Charlotte Edwards

England 1 Sarah Taylor (wk), 2 Claire Taylor, 3 Charlotte Edwards (capt), 4 Beth Morgan, 5 Lydia Greenway, 6 Jenny Gunn, 7 Caroline Atkins, 8 Nicki Shaw, 9 Katherine Brunt, 10 Holly Colvin, 11 Laura Marsh.

Australia 1 Leah Poulton, 2 Shelley Nitschke, 3 Lisa Sthalekar, 4 Karen Rolton (capt), 5 Jodie Fields (wk), 6 Lauren Ebsary, 7 Alex Blackwell, 8 Rene Farrell, 9 Ellyse Perry, 10 Kirsten Pike, 11 Sarah Andrews.

Andrew Miller, our UK Editor is at the ground, and says, "No Isa Guha for England. And it could be Rolton's last game as Australia captain if they lose."

"Guha is ranked No. 5 in the world, but she's not good enough for England," roars Jenny Roesler (nee Thompson), Cricinfo's ex-women's guru. well, she's still a women's guru, but the ICC have snaffled her for this tournament!"

The national anthems are on.

0.1

Marsh to Nitschke, 1 run, Laura Marsh, the off spinner, to start the proceedings. Floated around the off stump, slightly short, cut away to deep point region

0.2

Marsh to Poulton, no run, tossed up around the off stump, turns in, defended on the front foot

0.3

Marsh to Poulton, no run, bit more air, well flighted delivery outside off stump, she goes down the track and drives to cover

0.4

Marsh to Poulton, 1 run, again moves down the wicket to drive to on side of the pitch and Marsh dives to her right to make a half-stop

0.5

Marsh to Nitschke, no run, slows up the pace, flights it again, Nitshcke is early into the drive and is hit on the pad.

0.6

Marsh to Nitschke, no run, Another fine piece of bowling. Marsh tossed it up, again very slow through the air, very full, jabbed back down the track

End of over 1 (2 runs) Australia Women 2/0
S Nitschke    1* (3b)      LA Marsh    1-0-2-0
LJ Poulton    1* (3b)     

1.1

Brunt to Poulton, 1 wide, full and moving down the leg side, wide called.

1.1

Brunt to Poulton, no run, fullish, on the middle stump line, driven to mid-on

1.2

Brunt to Poulton, 1 run, short in length, just outside off stump, tapped close on the off side for a single

1.3

Brunt to Nitschke, 1 run, fullish, outside off, slashed away to third man for a single

1.4

Brunt to Poulton, no run, back of length delivery, homing in on the off stump, cut straight to backward point

1.5

Brunt to Poulton, no run, on the middle stump, backs away a touch and again cuts to backward point

1.6

Brunt to Poulton, FOUR, Whack. She moves to the leg side and thrashes a length delivery over mid-off.

End of over 2 (7 runs) Australia Women 9/0
LJ Poulton    6* (8b 1x4)      KH Brunt    1-0-7-0
S Nitschke    2* (4b)     

2.1

Shaw to Nitschke, (no ball) 1 run, runs down the track, tries to swing to the on side but doesn't connect well; the ball rolls to short fine-leg. Free hit coming up, though.

2.1

Shaw to Poulton, 1 run, slower one around the off stump on a length, Poulton is down the track and drags it to long-on

2.2

Shaw to Nitschke, no run, shout for a catch down the leg side as the batter has as a swing and a miss. It went of the pad

2.3

Shaw to Nitschke, 1 run, What a clanger. dropped by Atkins at mid-on. It was mis-hit to her left, a pretty simple chance really, she got into position but clanged it.

2.4

Shaw to Poulton, no run

2.5

Shaw to Poulton, FOUR, juicy full toss outside off stump, slashed through the backward point region. Rubbish delivery, that.

2.6

Shaw to Poulton, 1 run, full pitched outside off stump, driven to sweeper cover

End of over 3 (9 runs) Australia Women 18/0
LJ Poulton    12* (12b 2x4)      NJ Shaw    1-0-9-0
S Nitschke    4* (7b)     

3.1

Brunt to Poulton, FOUR, Slap. Flamboyant cut shot. It was short in length and outside off stump, she got under the ball and cut it over backward point.

3.2

Brunt to Poulton, no run, gets behind the line of a length delivery to push it to the off side

3.3

Brunt to Poulton, FOUR, Another big shot attempted and pulled off. She skipped down the track and heaved a full delivery through wide mid-on

3.4

Brunt to Poulton, FOUR, Poulton goes down town. She backed away to the leg side, picked the slower one early, waited before smashing it high over mid-off

3.5

Brunt to Poulton, no run, good comeback from Brunt. It was the leg cutter around the off stump and Poulton pushed inside the line.

3.6

Brunt to Poulton, 1 run, this one shapes in, dabbed to the on side

End of over 4 (13 runs) Australia Women 31/0
LJ Poulton    25* (18b 5x4)      KH Brunt    2-0-20-0
S Nitschke    4* (7b)     

4.1

Shaw to Poulton, no run, 105.9 kmph full length delivery in the channel outside off, Poulton tried to slog it to the on side but couldn't connect

4.2

Shaw to Poulton, 1 run, the shots keep coming. This time, she goes down on her knee and square drives hard but straight to deep point

4.3

Shaw to Nitschke, no run, fuller, dug out to the on side

4.4

Shaw to Nitschke, FOUR, Gift-wraps a full toss outside leg stump and Nitschke pulls it to the recycle bin

4.5

Shaw to Nitschke, 2 runs, Full and outside off, Nitschke went for the lofted hit over the off-side field, didn't quite time it properly but clears mid-off

4.6

Shaw to Nitschke, 1 run, leans forward to turn this to square leg

End of over 5 (8 runs) Australia Women 39/0
S Nitschke    11* (11b 1x4)      NJ Shaw    2-0-17-0
LJ Poulton    26* (20b 5x4)     

5.1

Brunt to Nitschke, no run, length delivery on the middle stump line, defended back down the track

5.2

Brunt to Nitschke, no run, Big swing and a miss. It was in the zone outside off, Nitschke wanted to dispose it over mid-on

5.3

Brunt to Nitschke, FOUR, full and down the leg side, swung away to fine-leg boundary

5.4

Brunt to Nitschke, 2 runs, leans forward to drive through extra cover

5.5

Brunt to Nitschke, no run, moves forward to push the length delivery to the off side of the pitch

5.6

Brunt to Nitschke, FOUR, Top Shot! She took couple of steps down and knifed the length delivery on the up and right over the bowler's head.

End of over 6 (10 runs) Australia Women 49/0
S Nitschke    21* (17b 3x4)      KH Brunt    3-0-30-0
LJ Poulton    26* (20b 5x4)     

6.1

Colvin to Poulton, no run, spins in and hits the pad and rolls away to the on side

6.2

Colvin to Poulton, FOUR, slips in a full toss and Poulton smashes it over the umpire's head and it crashes into the straight boundary

6.3

Colvin to Poulton, 1 run, slower, it lands on a length, driven to long-on

6.4

Colvin to Nitschke, 1 run, flighted on the leg stump line, worked to backward square leg

6.5

Colvin to Poulton, 1 run, floated on the middle, mistimes the sweep to square leg

6.6

Colvin to Nitschke, FOUR, She has flayed that. It was tossed up outside off stump and she murdered it to wide long-off boundary. Whack.

End of over 7 (11 runs) Australia Women 60/0
S Nitschke    26* (19b 4x4)      HL Colvin    1-0-11-0
LJ Poulton    32* (24b 6x4)     

7.1

Marsh to Poulton, no run, skips down the track and defends down the track

7.2

Marsh to Poulton, 2 runs, And this time, she drives to long-off

7.3

Marsh to Poulton, 2 runs, threatens to come down the track, realises the bowler has dragged back the length, adjusts by going down on her knee to sweep it to deep backward square leg

7.4

Marsh to Poulton, 1 run, sweeps past square leg for a single

7.5

Marsh to Nitschke, 2 runs, What a sensational effort from Gunn at long-off. It was lofted to left of her, she rushed across and dived with her left-hand stretched out, the ball seemed to be safe in her palm but rolled away and to the ground. Agony for Gunn. But what a try

7.6

Marsh to Nitschke, no run

End of over 8 (7 runs) Australia Women 67/0
S Nitschke    28* (21b 4x4)      LA Marsh    2-0-9-0
LJ Poulton    37* (28b 6x4)     

8.1

Colvin to Poulton, 1 run, dances down the track and drags it past midwicket

8.2

Colvin to Nitschke, 1 run, flighted full, swept to long-leg

8.3

Colvin to Poulton, 1 run, moves down the wicket to hit it to long-on.

8.4

Colvin to Nitschke, FOUR, I can't see where the next wicket is going to come unless these two throw it away. They are playing superbly and the bowling has lacked any venom. She charged down the track and drove inside-out to wide long-off boundary

8.5

Colvin to Nitschke, FOUR, And the slog sweep is exhibited now. Full toss, swung to midwicket boundary

8.6

Colvin to Nitschke, OUT, And there is the wicket. What a woof from me. It was skidding outside off stump, Nitschke went for the cut but edged it to the keeper

S Nitschke c †SJ Taylor b Colvin 37 (32m 25b 6x4 0x6) SR: 148.00

End of over 9 (11 runs) Australia Women 78/1
     HL Colvin    2-0-22-1
LJ Poulton    39* (30b 6x4)     

9.1

Marsh to Poulton, OUT, And two in two for England. Poulton rushed down the track for the big lofted hit but ended up going inside the line. It was a topspinner and it went on straight to hit the off stump.

LJ Poulton b Marsh 39 (34m 31b 6x4 0x6) SR: 125.80

9.2

Marsh to Rolton, no run, short in length, outside off, cut to backward point

9.3

Marsh to Rolton, no run, flighted full, leans forward to push it to cover

9.4

Marsh to Rolton, no run, a tad quicker, skidding on, jabbed away to the off side

9.5

Marsh to Rolton, no run, takes couple of steps and pushes it back to the bowler

9.6

Marsh to Rolton, no run, bit more air, dips on Roulton who pushes it out to mid-off

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Australia Women 78/2
KL Rolton    0* (5b)      LA Marsh    3-1-9-1
LC Sthalekar    0* (0b)     

Simon: "That would have been THE catch of the tournament, bar none ... amazing effort from Gunn! Looks like a great ANZAC final tho!"

10.1

Colvin to Sthalekar, 1 run, floated full on the leg stump line, swept to deep backward square leg

10.2

Colvin to Rolton, FOUR, Shot! She ran down the wicket, reached the pitch of the flighted delivery and lifted it over mid-off. Very well struck.

10.3

Colvin to Rolton, 1 run, leans forward to ping long-on

10.4

Colvin to Sthalekar, 1 run, gets forward to drive to long-off

10.5

Colvin to Rolton, no run, down the track again, but it dips rapidly on her and its pushed back to the bowler

10.6

Colvin to Rolton, 1 run, leans forward to nurdle it to square leg for a single

End of over 11 (8 runs) Australia Women 86/2
KL Rolton    6* (9b 1x4)      HL Colvin    3-0-30-1
LC Sthalekar    2* (2b)     

11.1

Marsh to Rolton, 1 run, skips down the track to drive to long-off

11.2

Marsh to Sthalekar, no run, flighted outside off stump, driven to cover

11.3

Marsh to Sthalekar, 1 run, floated on the middle, whipped to midwicket

11.4

Marsh to Rolton, no run, on the middle, turned to midwicket

11.5

Marsh to Rolton, no run, hits the cover drive hard but its intercepted by the fielder

11.6

Marsh to Rolton, 1 run, driven to cover point for a single. Fine spell from Laura Marsh comes to an end.

End of over 12 (3 runs) Australia Women 89/2
KL Rolton    8* (13b 1x4)      LA Marsh    4-1-12-1
LC Sthalekar    3* (4b)     

Arshad: "Its amazing to see 4 n 4, i.e Pak, SL, WI, SA in men's top 4 , and Aus, Eng, Ind, NZ in women's top four. Every country is enjoying the party"

12.1

Colvin to Rolton, FOUR, The powerful sweep shot. She stretched forward to drag it over square leg and it rushes to the boundary

12.2

Colvin to Rolton, no run, leans forward to work it to midwicket

12.3

Colvin to Rolton, 1 run, drives down to long-on for a single

12.4

Colvin to Sthalekar, 1 run, on the middle and off, slower, tapped to short third man

12.5

Colvin to Rolton, no run, flatter, a tad quicker, misses the sweep and it rolls off the pad to the off side

12.6

Colvin to Rolton, 1 run, gets down the track and drives past the diving bowler to long-on

End of over 13 (7 runs) Australia Women 96/2
KL Rolton    14* (18b 2x4)      HL Colvin    4-0-37-1
LC Sthalekar    4* (5b)     

13.1

Edwards to Rolton, FOUR, long hop and Rolton smashes it to the cow corner. That was ferociously struck. Aussies are ruling here.

13.2

Edwards to Rolton, 1 run, And lifts this past the bowler and down to long-on

13.3

Edwards to Sthalekar, 1 run

13.4

Edwards to Rolton, 1 wide, sees Rolton coming down the track and pushes it wide outside off stump, the keeper breaks the stumps but Rolton had dragged her back foot back into the crease

13.4

Edwards to Rolton, 3 runs, errs by slipping down the leg side and it has been swung to fine-leg boundary.Colvin drags it back from the ropes, the ball bounded off her body towards the ropes but she rolled aside and some how managed to push it back in again..

13.5

Edwards to Sthalekar, 2 runs, hit towards extra-cover boundary for couple for runs

13.6

Edwards to Sthalekar, 1 run, retains the strike with a mow down to long-on

End of over 14 (13 runs) Australia Women 109/2
LC Sthalekar    8* (8b)      CM Edwards    1-0-13-0
KL Rolton    22* (21b 3x4)     

14.1

Shaw to Sthalekar, FOUR, shuffles to the off side and paddle-sweeps a back-of-length delivery from outside off to the fine-leg boundary!

14.2

Shaw to Sthalekar, 1 leg bye, full pitched, tries to swing it to the on side, misses and is struck on the pad outside the off stump

14.3

Shaw to Rolton, no run, full and outside off, mistimes the drive to cover

14.4

Shaw to Rolton, 1 run, full pitched on te leg and middle, pushed towards deep midwicket

14.5

Shaw to Sthalekar, 1 run, comes down the track and edges the drive through mid-on

14.6

Shaw to Rolton, 1 run, full in length, on the leg and middle, swung to long leg

End of over 15 (8 runs) Australia Women 117/2
KL Rolton    24* (24b 3x4)      NJ Shaw    3-0-24-0
LC Sthalekar    13* (11b 1x4)     

15.1

Gunn to Rolton, 1 leg bye, stabbed to the on side and they scamper across for a single

15.2

Gunn to Sthalekar, FOUR, full and well outside off stump, lunges out to slice it high over backward point

15.3

Gunn to Sthalekar, 1 run, runs down the track and punches it to long-off

15.4

Gunn to Rolton, 2 runs, smashed high over the bowler's head, the long-off fails to stop it but the long-on fielder manages to make a very fine diving stop near the ropes

15.5

Gunn to Rolton, SIX, Boom Boom. The Aussie captain has killed this full toss. She absolutely smashed it over midwicket boundary

15.6

Gunn to Rolton, 1 run, retains the strike with a drive to long-off

End of over 16 (15 runs) Australia Women 132/2
KL Rolton    33* (28b 3x4 1x6)      JL Gunn    1-0-14-0
LC Sthalekar    18* (13b 2x4)     

16.1

Shaw to Rolton, FOUR, Rolton is simply unstoppable. She moved outside leg and carved the short of length deliver to point boundary

16.2

Shaw to Rolton, no run, mistimes the drive to extra cover

16.3

Shaw to Rolton, 1 run, full pitched on the middle, driven to long-off

16.4

Shaw to Sthalekar, 1 run, moves outside off stump, the bowler pushes it further outside off, tapped to backward point

16.5

Shaw to Rolton, OUT, Holed out to deep midwicket. Full delivery on the middle and leg, swung hard but straight to the fielder in the deep.

KL Rolton c Brunt b Shaw 38 (25m 32b 4x4 1x6) SR: 118.75

16.6

Shaw to Sthalekar, 1 run, walks down the track and drives to sweeper cover

End of over 17 (7 runs) Australia Women 139/3
LC Sthalekar    20* (15b 2x4)      NJ Shaw    4-0-31-1
AJ Blackwell    0* (0b)     

17.1

Gunn to Sthalekar, 1 run, well up to the bat, squeezed through covers

17.2

Gunn to Blackwell, 1 run, full again, driven to long-off

17.3

Gunn to Sthalekar, 1 run, slightly slower and that upsets the timing as she is early into the swing but adjust by taking out the bottom-hand off the handle and completing the bat arc

17.4

Gunn to Blackwell, no run, down the leg side, must have brushed something as it has not been called a wide

17.5

Gunn to Blackwell, no run, moves down the track, yorks herself in the process and digs it out back to the bowler

17.6

Gunn to Blackwell, 1 run, low full toss, swung to deep midwicket region

End of over 18 (4 runs) Australia Women 143/3
AJ Blackwell    2* (4b)      JL Gunn    2-0-18-0
LC Sthalekar    22* (17b 2x4)     

18.1

Brunt to Blackwell, 1 run, back of length delivery on the middle, dragged to deep midwicket

18.2

Brunt to Sthalekar, FOUR, walks right across, gets outside off and paddle-scoops to fine-leg boundary.

18.3

Brunt to Sthalekar, 1 wide, short and wide ... the bowler is surprised that it has been called a wide

18.3

Brunt to Sthalekar, 2 runs, fullish, straighter, driven uppishly, Edwards dives to her left at midwcket, gets a hand to it but can't hold on

18.4

Brunt to Sthalekar, no run, dropped again, this time by the keeper. It was the short-pitched delivery outside off stump, goes for the cut, makes contact with the toe end of the bat and the keeper drops a simple straightforward chance

18.5

Brunt to Sthalekar, OUT, Brunt does manage to take her wicket. She doesn't depend on her fielders this time and takes out her middle stump. Sthalekar was looking for the big swing to the leg side.

LC Sthalekar b Brunt 28 (34m 21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 133.33

18.6

Brunt to Ebsary, 1 wide, wide down the leg side.

18.6

Brunt to Ebsary, no run, full and outside off stump, swing and a miss

End of over 19 (9 runs) Australia Women 152/4
LK Ebsary    0* (1b)      KH Brunt    4-0-39-1
AJ Blackwell    3* (5b)     

19.1

Gunn to Blackwell, 2 runs, low dipping full toss, driven to long-off

19.2

Gunn to Blackwell, OUT, Cleaned up! Full and straight, Blackwell doesn't connect with the slog sweep. Gone.

AJ Blackwell b Gunn 5 (9m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

19.3

Gunn to Farrell, 1 run, full and straight, driven to long-on

19.4

Gunn to Ebsary, FOUR, with the third man inside the circle, she pushed this one well outside off stump, sliced off the outer edge to third man boundary

19.5

Gunn to Ebsary, 2 runs, hit towards long-on and they run hard to come back for the second run

19.6

Gunn to Ebsary, 2 runs, full pitched on the middle and off, driven to long-off and again they turn back for the second.

Match State: Innings Break. Awesome performance from Australia to end on 163. The England captain chose to chase. Join us in a short while.

End of over 20 (11 runs) Australia Women 163/5
LK Ebsary    8* (4b 1x4)      JL Gunn    3-0-29-1
RM Farrell    1* (1b)     
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