ICC Women's World Twenty20, Final: England Women v New Zealand Women at Lord's, Jun 21, 2009
England Women won by 6 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)
Played at Lord's, London
21 June 2009 (20-over match)

Here they come - Suzie Bates and Lucy Doolan and it'll be Laura Marsh to open. Very interesting tactic

Loud cheer as the national anthems play. Both sides standing to attention. Former Prime Minister John Major is at the ground. England are taking the field.

Andrew Miller is licking his lips at Lord's. "The crowd is a bit sparse for the moment, but promising signs," he says, "especially the packed top tiers either side of the pavilion. I reckon there'll be a hefty turn-out come the second half of this game."

Don't forget to read the preview. As I write, the sun's popped out so we're definitely all set for a thrilling day. England's Claire Taylor is pumped up for today's contest - which is no surprise after her superb 76 in England's semi-final against Australia - but New Zealand will be desperate to exact revenge on England after losing in March's 50-over World Cup. We've about 15 minutes until the start, so stay tuned. I'm Will Luke, and will shortly be joined by George Binoy to guide you through the day's action. It's massive.

England won the toss and chose to bowl against New Zealand. Both teams are unchanged. Now, these are two of the best one-day teams in women's cricket and is a near carbon-copy of the 50-over World Cup, of which England are champions. That was back in March in Australia; this is under cloudy skies at a rather cool and fresh Lord's. Perfectly dry, though, and we'll be on time for sure.

Morning all. What a day of cricket we have for you today: two exhilarating finals. The first is the women's World Twenty20, and here's the toss...

0.1

Marsh to Bates, no run, sharp turn - very sharp! Marked spin back into the right-hander who steps away to cut

0.2

Marsh to Bates, no run, tickled to leg - half a shout by an enthusiastic Marsh

0.3

Marsh to Bates, 1 run, flicked again to leg

0.4

Marsh to Doolan, 1 run, straighter delivery, tossed up and she works it to mid-on

0.5

Marsh to Bates, OUT, gone! Gone! Superb stumping by Taylor. Marsh tossed it up, beating Bates in the flight as she came dancing down the wicket, and England are pumped - that's a huge wicket!

SW Bates st †SJ Taylor b Marsh 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Well what a start for England. They're over the moon with that wicket, and here comes Watkins, the captain. Marsh, says Andrew Miller, is "about the same tantalising pace as Jeremy Snape, and more accurate". Terrific first over from her

0.6

Marsh to Watkins, no run, guided out to the off side

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 2/1

    • AL Watkins 0 (1b)
    • LR Doolan 1 (1b)
    • LA Marsh 1-0-2-1
1.1

Brunt to Doolan, no run, wide of the off stump and there's a hint of encouraging swing for Brunt, away from the right-hander

1.2

Brunt to Doolan, no run, a swing and a miss outside the off stump - good, pacey delivery

1.3

Brunt to Doolan, no run, sharp delivery at 68mph on middle stump, nudged to leg. England are alive and kicking in the field, rushing in from cover to protect the single

1.4

Brunt to Doolan, no run, elegantly driven but straight to cover

1.5

Brunt to Doolan, no run, ooh, a brute - cuts back nastily onto the right-hander and it hammers into her ribs

1.6

Brunt to Doolan, FOUR, shot! The first boundary of the day as Doolan leans onto a really elegant cover drive, opening the face at the last minute to send it speeding to the boundary

End of over 2 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 6/1

    • LR Doolan 5 (7b 1x4)
    • AL Watkins 0 (1b)
    • KH Brunt 1-0-4-0

Around the wicket

2.1

Marsh to Watkins, 1 wide, tossed up very high, but it's down the leg side. Again encouraging turn for Marsh

2.1

Marsh to Watkins, no run, wide of the off stump this time and nicely taken by Taylor

2.2

Marsh to Watkins, 1 run, flighted on the off stump and stroked out to the off side

Back over the wicket

2.3

Marsh to Doolan, no run, flatter delivery just outside the off stump and she clamps down on it, on the front foot

2.4

Marsh to Doolan, 1 run, slower delivery which dribbles through low, and she tucks it to leg

Around the wicket

2.5

Marsh to Watkins, no run, beaten by a beauty! There's plenty of assistance for Marsh here and sharp spin beats the left-hander's wishy-washy drive

2.6

Marsh to Watkins, 1 run, attempts a quicker delivery but it's a rank long-hop which is clouted out to deep extra cover

End of over 3 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 10/1

    • AL Watkins 2 (5b)
    • LR Doolan 6 (9b 1x4)
    • LA Marsh 2-0-6-1

Brunt to continue

3.1

Brunt to Watkins, OUT, bowled her! A big, booming inswinger knocks over Watkins' stumps as she attempted an equally booming drive on the off side. England are on fire!

AL Watkins b Brunt 2 (8m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Well well - 10 for 2. Incidentally, Brunt is sporting a real shiner on her right eye

3.2

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, brilliant delivery for the new batsman - an inswinging yorker, or very nearly a yorker. Well dug out though

3.3

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, another inswinger at pace - Brunt's really booming it in here

3.4

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, nice, full delivery bending back into the left hander who, to her credit, drives firmly to mid-off

3.5

Brunt to Satterthwaite, 1 run, a half, yelped-appeal but it brushes her pads down the leg side

3.6

Brunt to Doolan, 1 run, lovely outswinger to the right-hander but she plays it nicely, coming forward and guiding it out to cover

End of over 4 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 12/2

    • LR Doolan 7 (10b 1x4)
    • AE Satterthwaite 1 (4b)
    • KH Brunt 2-0-6-1
4.1

Marsh to Doolan, no run, tossed up - that's got snow on it, surely? - but she waits nicely and pumps it to cover

4.2

Marsh to Doolan, no run, beaten outside off. A loose stroke, attempting a late cut

4.3

Marsh to Doolan, no run, tossed up in the blockhole and she drives, opening the face down to short third man

4.4

Marsh to Doolan, FOUR, four! Terrific cover-drive for four

4.5

Marsh to Doolan, 1 run, flicked to leg

Around the wicket

4.6

Marsh to Satterthwaite, 1 run, flighted and defended

End of over 5 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 18/2

    • AE Satterthwaite 2 (5b)
    • LR Doolan 12 (15b 2x4)
    • LA Marsh 3-0-12-1
5.1

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, another brute from Brunt! That's a superb delivery, swinging late and it's very full, nearly knocking the batsman off her feet

She is in terrific rhythm here

5.2

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, down the leg side - just lost her line slightly - and a yelped half-appeal from both bowler and wicketkeeper

A rare stray from Brunt whose accuracy has been commendable all morning

5.3

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, better. Good line on the off stump, bending back further

5.4

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, sees her coming and pitches it further up, cramping the batsman for room and all she can do is work it back to the bowler

Brunt's sporting a horrific shiner on her right eye. FYI

5.5

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, beaten outside off as she attempted a wild, callumping drive but missed it completely. Leg-cutter away from the left-hander - the first to move off the seam to day I reckon

5.6

Brunt to Satterthwaite, no run, another stunning inswinging yorker into the left-hander. What an over!

End of over 6 (maiden) New Zealand Women 18/2

    • AE Satterthwaite 2 (11b)
    • LR Doolan 12 (15b 2x4)
    • KH Brunt 3-1-6-1

Marsh to continue

6.1

Marsh to Doolan, no run, flighted outside off, she reaches for it and works it to leg

6.2

Marsh to Doolan, 1 run, nicely played - comes forward and clouts it out to deep extra cover

Around the wicket

6.3

Marsh to Satterthwaite, no run, very slow, loopy delivery on middle stump which she defends

6.4

Marsh to Satterthwaite, 1 run, she takes the aerial route this time, or rather a semi-aerial route - she didn't quite middle it and it dropped short of long-on

6.5

Marsh to Doolan, 1 run, swept to deep square leg

6.6

Marsh to Satterthwaite, 1 run, driven out to the off side

End of over 7 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 22/2

    • AE Satterthwaite 4 (14b)
    • LR Doolan 14 (18b 2x4)
    • LA Marsh 4-0-16-1
7.1

Brunt to Satterthwaite, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and tickled to fine leg

7.2

Brunt to Doolan, OUT, got her! A poor shot by Doolan, attempting to do a Dilshan and flick it over the wicketkeeper, but Brunt's been moving it away from the right-handers all morning...and that one does too. It's edged behind, and England have three!

LR Doolan c †SJ Taylor b Brunt 14 (26m 19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 73.68

Very smart take by Taylor, moving swiftly to her right. England are all over New Zealand like a rash

Still no slip...

7.3

Brunt to Priest, no run, more away swing

7.4

Brunt to Priest, no run, punched out to the off side

7.5

Brunt to Priest, OUT, gone! Priest attempts to hook it but skies it straight up in the air and Brunt takes a simple catch

RH Priest c & b Brunt 0 (1m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

3 for 6 from Brunt and that was a fine piece of bowling, banging it into the deck. There's enough in it here and Brunt, in particular, is getting plenty.

7.6

Brunt to Browne, no run, beaten with a beatiy - she nearly had four there!

End of over 8 (1 run) New Zealand Women 23/4

    • NJ Browne 0 (1b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 4 (15b)
    • KH Brunt 4-1-7-3

Nicky Shaw to bowl now

8.1

Shaw to Satterthwaite, no run, starts on leg stump and it's defended

8.2

Shaw to Satterthwaite, 1 leg bye, again, a leg-stump line and she tickles it for a single

New Zealand simply must start scoring. Be it singles, be it boundaries. Anything would be useful.

8.3

Shaw to Browne, no run, nudged to leg. Good, straight delivery

8.4

Shaw to Browne, 1 run, slower delivery outside off, crunched to deep extra cover. Atkins fields well and rockets in a throw

8.5

Shaw to Satterthwaite, no run, on the off stump and swinging back into the left-hander who drives to mid-off

8.6

Shaw to Satterthwaite, 1 run, crashed out to the off side

"This is a repeat of the World Cup final!" applauds Jennifer Roesler, formerly of Cricinfo fame. "New Zealand choke batting first!"

End of over 9 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 26/4

    • AE Satterthwaite 5 (19b)
    • NJ Browne 1 (3b)
    • NJ Shaw 1-0-2-0

"Interestingly," begins Jennifer, "John Major was also at the ground when England beat New Zealand at Lord's in the World Cup final of 1993." That is interesting. Here's Colvin, who's still just 19-years-old but already a veteran. Made her debut aged 15 - she's around the wicket

9.1

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, worked to leg

9.2

Colvin to Browne, no run, full toss, again, swept to fine leg

9.3

Colvin to Browne, 1 wide, a wide down the leg side

Yes, Colvin's lines are all wonky here

9.3

Colvin to Browne, no run, half a shout by Colvin as she lands this on the leg stump and the batsman can do nothing with it

9.4

Colvin to Browne, 1 wide, tries to chop it to fine leg but misses. But, nevermind, because it's another wide

9.4

Colvin to Browne, 1 wide, down the leg side

Horrible, negative tactics these. Why bother bowling over the wicket to the right-hander when your opponents are 30 for 4?

9.4

Colvin to Browne, no run, bat-padded away to the off side

9.5

Colvin to Browne, no run, tries to drive but can't time it

9.6

Colvin to Browne, no run, fuller delivery crashed back to the bowler

Edwards lends a comforting arm to Colvin, who appears to apologise to her captain. Not the greatest of overs but, regardless, England are all over New Zealand here

End of over 10 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 30/4

    • NJ Browne 1 (8b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 6 (20b)
    • HL Colvin 1-0-4-0

Right then. New Zealand are 30 for 4 after 10. A quite stunning scorecard (for England, if not their opponents).

10.1

Shaw to Satterthwaite, no run, tucked to midwicket. Straight to the fielder

10.2

Shaw to Satterthwaite, 1 leg bye, off his pads and flicked to leg

10.3

Shaw to Browne, OUT, bowled! Another one! Shaw's in the action now as she angles this into the right-hander who attempts a horrible across-the-line swipe and she's bowled

NJ Browne b Shaw 1 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 11.11

New Zealand's technique is being showed up here. England have bowled full, at pace, and straight. There's plenty in the pitch too, and it's cloudy overhead - England have used the conditions perfectly.

10.4

Shaw to McGlashan, 1 run, crashes this out to the off side

10.5

Shaw to Satterthwaite, 1 run, squared up and she gets a leading edge but it falls safely over mid-off's head. That was mighty close!

10.6

Shaw to McGlashan, 2 runs, nudged to leg

End of over 11 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 35/5

    • SJ McGlashan 3 (2b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 7 (23b)
    • NJ Shaw 2-0-6-1
11.1

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, mistimed over the top

11.2

Colvin to McGlashan, no run, nudged around the corner, but she can't time it

11.3

Colvin to McGlashan, 1 run, tucked to leg and they get a single

11.4

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, slow-swipe across the line to mid-on

11.5

Colvin to McGlashan, no run, tossed up high outside the leg stump, McGlashan tries to flick it to leg but misses

11.6

Colvin to McGlashan, 1 run, better shot, timed out to the covers

End of over 12 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 39/5

    • SJ McGlashan 5 (6b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 9 (25b)
    • HL Colvin 2-0-8-0
12.1

Shaw to McGlashan, no run, good, tight delivery outside off and it's timed out to the off side

12.2

Shaw to McGlashan, no run, fuller delivery nudged to leg

12.3

Shaw to McGlashan, no run, a full toss banged out to the off side - McGlashan sets off for a run but it's not on! In comes the throw but Charlotte Edwards misses the stumps. So close!

12.4

Shaw to McGlashan, 2 runs, runs - actual runs here as she clatters it on the full down past backward point

12.5

Shaw to McGlashan, 1 run, pushed out to the off side

12.6

Shaw to Satterthwaite, 1 run, steps outside leg and bashes it to long-off

End of over 13 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 43/5

    • AE Satterthwaite 10 (26b)
    • SJ McGlashan 8 (11b)
    • NJ Shaw 3-0-10-1

The New Zealand dug-out is a very sorry place to be. They look shell-shocked to say the least. Right, here's Colvin

13.1

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, edged and dropped by Taylor behind the stumps. Tossed up and she attempted a massive swipe over the top, getting a thick edge but Taylor couldn't cling on. Very tough chance

13.2

Colvin to McGlashan, 1 run, down the pitch and bashed out to long-on

13.3

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 2 runs, another dropped chance, this time by Colvin as the left-hander skipped down the pitch and crashed it back to the bowler who dived to her right but couldn't cling on. Difficult-ish, and ought to be taken

13.4

Colvin to Satterthwaite, no run, flighted outside off. Taylor attempts a stumping

13.5

Colvin to Satterthwaite, no run, fuller delivery carved straight back to the bowler

13.6

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, excellent shot - but what fielding on the boundary! A slog-sweep but Greenway dived full-stretch to cling on with her left hand. That's absolutely stunning from Greenway, possibly one the best fielders in the world.

End of over 14 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 48/5

    • AE Satterthwaite 14 (31b)
    • SJ McGlashan 9 (12b)
    • HL Colvin 3-0-13-0

Jenny Gunn into the attack now

14.1

Gunn to Satterthwaite, no run, flicked to leg and they attempt an injudicious single. New Zealand's minds are frazzled. Taylor attempts a run-out but she's home...just. And only just.

14.2

Gunn to Satterthwaite, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and worked off her pads

14.3

Gunn to McGlashan, OUT, horrid shot. Just short of a length by Gunn and she lofted it straight down Greenway's throw at long-off

SJ McGlashan c Greenway b Gunn 9 (14m 13b 0x4 0x6) SR: 69.23

This is a walkover

14.4

Gunn to Satterthwaite, no run, leading edge out to the off side as she tried to whip it to leg

14.5

Gunn to Satterthwaite, 1 run, neatly timed to square leg

The lowest total in Twenty20s is 69, by the Netherlands, in women's Twenty20 cricket. Not far away...

14.6

Gunn to Tsukigawa, no run, pushed out to the off side

End of over 15 (1 run) New Zealand Women 49/6

    • SJ Tsukigawa 0 (1b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 14 (35b)
    • JL Gunn 1-0-1-1
15.1

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, this could be a wicket for Colvin, is it? No. Satterthwaite lofts it short of long-off

15.2

Colvin to Tsukigawa, no run, beaten by a beauty outside off and Taylor whips off the bails in excitement

15.3

Colvin to Tsukigawa, no run, nudged to Claire Taylor at short midwicket. Smartly, urgently fielded to her right

15.4

Colvin to Tsukigawa, 1 run, stroked out to long-off

15.5

Colvin to Satterthwaite, 1 run, tossed up on middle stump, bashed to long-on

15.6

Colvin to Tsukigawa, 1 run, chipped to long-on for another single

End of over 16 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 53/6

    • SJ Tsukigawa 2 (5b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 16 (37b)
    • HL Colvin 4-0-17-0

Right then. Who'll it be now? 59 dot balls for New Zealand as Gunn comes tearing in

16.1

Gunn to Tsukigawa, (no ball) 1 run, full delivery which is powered out to the off side, all along the turf

Just two boundaries so far

16.2

Gunn to Satterthwaite, 1 run, fullish ball outside off, and she lines up a huge smack but bottom-edges it back to Gunn - who misfields, much to her audible annoyance

16.3

Gunn to Tsukigawa, no run, now that's more like it. No run, but she stepped outside leg and absolutely laced it to cover

16.4

Gunn to Tsukigawa, 2 runs, heaved through midwicket - good stroke

16.5

Gunn to Tsukigawa, OUT, outside off and a quicker ball, she tries to drive but gets a thick edge - outstanding take by Taylor, high to her right

SJ Tsukigawa c †SJ Taylor b Gunn 5 (6m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 55.55

England, already World Cup champions in the 50-over format, practically have one hand on the trophy

16.6

Gunn to Devine, 2 runs, cut over backward point - and only just! Colvin just couldn't quite reach it

16.6

Gunn to Devine, no run, fuller delivery punched out to mid-off

End of over 17 (7 runs) New Zealand Women 60/7

    • SFM Devine 2 (2b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 17 (38b)
    • JL Gunn 2-0-8-2
17.1

Shaw to Satterthwaite, no run, down the leg side

17.2

Shaw to Satterthwaite, no run, steps to leg and tries to carve it through midwicket but can't time it

17.3

Shaw to Satterthwaite, 2 runs, just a touch short of a length, allowing her on the back foot to pull it through midwicket. Nicely played

17.4

Shaw to Satterthwaite, OUT, gone! She tried to lift it over midwicket and timed it nicely, but Claire Taylor was lurking and took it comfortably at face height. That was fairly hammered, too - so a fine take

AE Satterthwaite c SC Taylor b Shaw 19 (55m 42b 0x4 0x6) SR: 45.23

17.5

Shaw to Pulford, FOUR, that's their third four, a vile slash down to third man - but they'll take it however it comes

17.6

Shaw to Pulford, 1 run, tries to loft it over the top but mistimes it short of long-off

End of over 18 (7 runs) New Zealand Women 67/8

    • KL Pulford 5 (2b 1x4)
    • SFM Devine 2 (2b)
    • NJ Shaw 4-0-17-2
18.1

Gunn to Pulford, 1 run, pushed out to the off side - Taylor sprints forward and attempts a run-out at the non-striker's end, but only succeeds in smashing Gunn's ankles

18.2

Gunn to Devine, 3 runs, slashed over the tiny figure of Colvin at backward point whose leap can't pull off a catch and they get three

18.3

Gunn to Pulford, 2 runs, driven hard out to deep extra cover

18.4

Gunn to Pulford, no run, full toss on her legs but she can't make anything of it, working it back to the cheery face of Gunn

18.5

Gunn to Pulford, FOUR, full toss - four! Much better. Hammered through midwicket

This is better from New Zealand. They've past the lowest Twenty20 score (69, Netherlands) and if they can reach 90 or so, well, you never know

18.6

Gunn to Pulford, 1 run, smudged to the leg side to end their most profitable over thus far

End of over 19 (11 runs) New Zealand Women 78/8

    • KL Pulford 13 (7b 2x4)
    • SFM Devine 5 (3b)
    • JL Gunn 3-0-19-2

Six balls to go

19.1

Edwards to Pulford, no run, outside the leg stump, tried to work it to leg but misses

Edwards is around the wicket, incidentally

19.2

Edwards to Pulford, 1 run, flicked to leg

19.3

Edwards to Devine, FOUR, rank long-hop and, oh dear, flogged through the hands of short fine-leg who made a real cock-up of things. To make matters worse, deep square leg sprinted round to save four, but parried it over the line

Edwards is fuming

19.4

Edwards to Devine, 1 bye, pushed out to the off side

19.5

Edwards to Pulford, OUT, gone! Nine down now as she tries to lift it over the top but she couldn't beat Taylor at extra cover, back-peddling carefully and judging it to perfection

KL Pulford c SC Taylor b Edwards 14 (9m 10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 140.00

Last ball then

19.6

Edwards to Devine, 1 run, OUT, pulled through midwicket and they attempt two - oh dear, this'll be tight. It's out! England have knocked New Zealand over for 85 in the final - a brilliant performance

SFM Devine run out 10 (14m 6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 166.66

An outstanding performance by England in the field, in particular by Katherine Brunt who gained prodigious swing, at pace, to pick up 3 for 6 from her four overs. Claire Taylor took two very neat chances, as did her wicketkeeping namesake Sarah who was tidy and competent behind the stumps. England have one hand on the trophy - they could be double-World Cup champions in an hour or so. Join my colleague, George Binoy, in a few minutes for their chase

End of over 20 (7 runs) New Zealand Women 85/9

    • SEA Ruck 0 (0b)
    • CM Edwards 1-0-6-1
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