ICC Women's World Twenty20, Final: Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Bridgetown, May 16, 2010
Australia Women won by 3 runs
Played at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados (neutral venue)
16 May 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

Right, Sahil here, everything set for the run chase.


Farrell to Bates, no run, tidy enough start, decent line, decent length, outside edge to third man


Farrell to Bates, no run, slightly fuller ball, and played with more assurance, pushed carefully to cover


Farrell to Bates, no run, Farrell loses her line a fraction here and it's dabbed fine, but the fielder at short fine leg cuts it off


Farrell to Bates, no run, touch of swing here into the Bates, defended cautiously back to the bowler


Farrell to Bates, 2 runs, too short this time, allows a carefully played pull shot for a couple


Farrell to Bates, no run, Farrell finishes well, full and straight and defended into the off side

End of over 1 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 2/0 (105 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 2.00, RRR: 5.52)

    • SW Bates 2 (6b)
    • AL Watkins 0 (0b)
    • RM Farrell 1-0-2-0

Clea Smith will get things going from this end.


Smith to Watkins, no run, and finds some gentle swing into the left hander first up, worked to midwicket


Smith to Watkins, 1 run, a touch to short, pulled away without any timing, looping over the infield for a single


Smith to Bates, 2 runs, good shot this, it was too short from Smith, and pulled firmly past midwicket for a couple


Smith to Bates, no run, decent length, fuller this time, and honing in on off stump, clipped to midwicket


Smith to Bates, 3 runs, good shot from Bates, watching this shortish ball carefully and swatting it all but to the distant square-leg boundary but some diving fielding prevents four


Smith to Watkins, no run, too full for this shot from Watkins, swishing across the line and it rapped her on the pads

End of over 2 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 8/0 (99 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.50)

    • AL Watkins 1 (3b)
    • SW Bates 7 (9b)
    • CR Smith 1-0-6-0
    • RM Farrell 1-0-2-0

Farrell to Bates, no run, massive in-swing here, really came in a mile from outside off, Bates managed to jab a bat down in time, not sure how she kept that out, it really swung in a mile


Farrell to Bates, no run, this is less dramatic, but a good line and length and defended


Farrell to Bates, 1 run, won't get much swing from that length, too short, and cut away for a lung-busting single


Farrell to Watkins, 1 run, good length ball this time, but on the legs and worked away for a single to mid on


Farrell to Bates, no run, bit of a swipe here, no real timing at all, just slugged to mid on from outside off


Farrell to Bates, SIX, well how about that! Bates takes a couple of steps down the track to Farrel and drives handsomely, crashing it over the bowler for six! Top shot

End of over 3 (8 runs) New Zealand Women 16/0 (91 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 5.33, RRR: 5.35)

    • SW Bates 14 (14b 1x6)
    • AL Watkins 2 (4b)
    • RM Farrell 2-0-10-0
    • CR Smith 1-0-6-0

Smith to Watkins, OUT, gone this time! Watkins swats a back-of-a-length delivery straight to short midwicket. Australia really needed that

AL Watkins c Blackwell b Smith 2 (10m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00


Smith to McGlashan, no run, McGlashan negotiates her first ball easily enough, dropping it to cover


Smith to McGlashan, 1 wide, Smith gets her line wrong her, slipping it too far down the leg side


Smith to McGlashan, no run, McGlashan is bristling with confidence here, striding on the front foot and defending imposingly back down the wicket


Smith to McGlashan, no run, still can't get off the mark, clipping this fuller ball firmly, but straight to midwicket


Smith to McGlashan, 1 run, away this time, working it slightly squarer this time into leg and collecting one


Smith to Bates, 1 run, good from Smith, giving Bates no room to work with and pushed down the ground for one

End of over 4 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 19/1 (88 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 4.75, RRR: 5.50)

    • SW Bates 15 (15b 1x6)
    • SJ McGlashan 1 (4b)
    • CR Smith 2-0-9-1
    • RM Farrell 2-0-10-0

Nitschke to Bates, no run, looped up and landing on a decent off-stump line, worked off the back foot to point


Nitschke to Bates, no run, nicely bowled this time, flighted well up, Bates chipping down the crease but is beaten in the air


Nitschke to Bates, OUT, big wicket this! McGlashan goes! It was worked away but the fielder swooped in and throw beat McGlashan after an awful mix-up with Bates calling and then sending her back

SJ McGlashan run out 1 (6m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00


Nitschke to Bates, no run, defended carefully into the off side


Nitschke to Bates, 2 runs, gets this away, forcing off the back foot past point for a couple


Nitschke to Bates, no run, defended this time off the front foot

End of over 5 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 21/2 (86 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 4.20, RRR: 5.73)

    • SW Bates 17 (21b 1x6)
    • SFM Devine 0 (0b)
    • S Nitschke 1-0-2-0
    • CR Smith 2-0-9-1

Perry to Devine, no run, pace here, and it's defended off the front foot


Perry to Devine, 1 leg bye, Perry causing problems straight away, full and straight, crashes into the pads but umpire decides it was slipping down the leg side


Perry to Bates, 1 run, not a great ball this, short and wide and bottom-edged past the keeper for a single


Perry to Devine, 1 run, better this time, full and on off stump, driven to cover


Perry to Bates, OUT, Perry strikes! Terrible shot from Bates, it was a good ball on off stump and Bates swished wildly across the line, comes off the top edge and loops gently to mid off. New Zealand in trouble here

SW Bates c Elliott b Perry 18 (21m 23b 0x4 1x6) SR: 78.26


Perry to Devine, no run, this is a touch wider and zips past the outside edge of a flashing cut shot

End of over 6 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 24/3 (83 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 5.92)

    • SFM Devine 1 (4b)
    • AE Satterthwaite 0 (0b)
    • EA Perry 1-0-2-1
    • S Nitschke 1-0-2-0

Nitschke to Satterthwaite, no run, angled down the leg side, attempted pull shot is missed and it trickles off the pads into the leg side


Nitschke to Satterthwaite, no run, back of a length again, and defended into the off side


Nitschke to Satterthwaite, no run, touch of turn into the left hander from outside off, cramps the cut shot and the pressure builds


Nitschke to Satterthwaite, 2 runs, oh dear, New Zealand survive a very close run out call, Swished away down to the leg side, and fine leg rockets the throw in, but the bat had just crossed the line when the bails came off


Nitschke to Satterthwaite, 2 runs, another short ball, spinning down the leg side, swished away firmly for a couple


Nitschke to Satterthwaite, no run, good ball this, spinning in from outside off and beating the flashing cut shot

And, my time is up, so here is Andrew Miller. Yeah, get out. I am so up for this

End of over 7 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 28/3 (79 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 6.07)

    • AE Satterthwaite 4 (6b)
    • SFM Devine 1 (4b)
    • S Nitschke 2-0-6-0
    • EA Perry 1-0-2-1

Perry to Devine, 1 run, tip-and-run, and that could have been another run-out. The shy went wide, but jittery times


Perry to Satterthwaite, no run, pushed into the covers


Perry to Satterthwaite, OUT, back of a length, keeps low, out goes the off stump, and Satterthwaite takes the long walk! She should have come forward, but was trapped in the crease, and now New Zealand really are in strife

AE Satterthwaite b Perry 4 (6m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00


Perry to Priest, no run, outside off, pace and bounce, cracking delivery, and that's well beaten


Perry to Priest, no run, pitched up in the blockhole, clipped to midwicket. Another tight delivery


Perry to Priest, 1 run, full length, zipping into the pads. Priest didn't know much about that, but she's called through for a single nonetheless.

End of over 8 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 30/4 (77 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 3.75, RRR: 6.41)

    • RH Priest 1 (3b)
    • SFM Devine 2 (5b)
    • EA Perry 2-0-4-2
    • S Nitschke 2-0-6-0

Nitschke to Priest, no run, dragged out of the crease and beaten by the turn. Off come the bails, but Priest's toe gets back just in time. Oh no it doesn't ... oh yes it does! The third umpire pressed the wrong button!



Nitschke to Priest, no run, dabbed to midwicket from deep in the crease


Nitschke to Priest, no run, drawn forward, driven up to mid-off


Nitschke to Priest, no run, right on the money, deflected into the gully


Nitschke to Priest, no run, driven with an open face, short cover tidies up


Nitschke to Priest, 1 run, short and wide, and clumped to deep cover

End of over 9 (1 run) New Zealand Women 31/4 (76 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 3.44, RRR: 6.90)

    • RH Priest 2 (9b)
    • SFM Devine 2 (5b)
    • S Nitschke 3-0-7-0
    • EA Perry 2-0-4-2

Sthalekar to Priest, no run, looped onto a good length, tweaks into a full-faced defence


Sthalekar to Priest, 1 run, nothing but singles on offer. This is tight work


Sthalekar to Devine, no run, tossed up, and defended


Sthalekar to Devine, no run, back into the crease, New Zealand are playing fearfully here.


Sthalekar to Devine, 1 run, dabbed into the covers, and a quick single this time


Sthalekar to Priest, no run, tight line again, and that's the end of another fine over

End of over 10 (2 runs) New Zealand Women 33/4 (74 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 3.30, RRR: 7.40)

    • RH Priest 3 (12b)
    • SFM Devine 3 (8b)
    • LC Sthalekar 1-0-2-0
    • S Nitschke 3-0-7-0

Halfway. And New Zealand have some humpty to locate


Nitschke to Devine, no run, short, and cracked firmly to backward point, but easily fielded


Nitschke to Devine, 1 run, onto the front foot, and driven into the covers


Nitschke to Priest, no run, flighted delivery, dipping late and defended


Nitschke to Priest, no run, attacking the base of off stump. Lovely line, nothing to work with


Nitschke to Priest, 2 runs, outside off, chopped into the vacant third man region. Useful runs there


Nitschke to Priest, OUT, an optimistic mow, a spiralling top-edge, the captain calls at cover, and New Zealand slip deeper into the mire

RH Priest c Blackwell b Nitschke 5 (13m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 31.25

I've watched a few women's internationals now, and it's not unfair to say that this is pretty uninspiring stuff. Good bowling, but New Zealand are pacing their chase terribly

End of over 11 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 36/5 (71 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 3.27, RRR: 7.88)

    • SFM Devine 4 (10b)
    • S Nitschke 4-0-10-1
    • LC Sthalekar 1-0-2-0

Sthalekar to Browne, 1 run, tucked into the leg-side


Sthalekar to Devine, 1 run, lots of flight and guile, dabbed out to point for another single


Sthalekar to Browne, no run, big stride forward, gathered at point


Sthalekar to Browne, 1 wide, attempting the sweep, but that's outside leg stump


Sthalekar to Browne, no run, beaten outside off stump. That's a good ball


Sthalekar to Browne, 1 run, picks the gap at long-off


Sthalekar to Devine, 2 runs, round the wicket for a change of angle, dabbed down to third man. It's New Zealand's most profitable scoring region at present

End of over 12 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 42/5 (65 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.50, RRR: 8.12)

    • SFM Devine 7 (12b)
    • NJ Browne 2 (4b)
    • LC Sthalekar 2-0-8-0
    • S Nitschke 4-0-10-1

Smith to Browne, 1 leg bye, sweep-pulled to square leg. A scampered single


Smith to Devine, 1 run, that was in the slot, but driven cautiously to long-on. A bit of bottom hand might have been useful there


Smith to Browne, 1 run, defended. Again


Smith to Devine, 1 run, patted into the covers, and back they come for two


Smith to Browne, no run, an ambitious attempted pull - good to see some intent, but the execution is lacking


Smith to Browne, 1 run, pushed down to long-on. They are still in touch ... just about

End of over 13 (5 runs) New Zealand Women 47/5 (60 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.61, RRR: 8.57)

    • NJ Browne 4 (8b)
    • SFM Devine 9 (14b)
    • CR Smith 3-0-13-1
    • LC Sthalekar 2-0-8-0

Sthalekar to Browne, 1 run, chopped out to deep point


Sthalekar to Devine, no run, round the wicket, pushed into the covers


Sthalekar to Devine, 1 run, flicked to midwicket, and they rush through for a single


Sthalekar to Browne, no run, looking for a quick single, but the bowler was quickly onto it


Sthalekar to Browne, no run, drilled straight back at the bowler. That was firmly struck


Sthalekar to Browne, 1 run, smeared into the covers. Still they are dealing in singles

End of over 14 (3 runs) New Zealand Women 50/5 (57 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.57, RRR: 9.50)

    • NJ Browne 6 (12b)
    • SFM Devine 10 (16b)
    • LC Sthalekar 3-0-11-0
    • CR Smith 3-0-13-1

Smith to Browne, no run, clobbered into the covers, but can't beat the field


Smith to Browne, 2 runs, down on the knees, pulled firmly to deep square leg, and that's good running


Smith to Browne, FOUR, my goodness me. A boundary! The first four of the innings as Browne hauls a pull through midwicket. Well placed, and that's helped the cause no end


Smith to Browne, 1 run, down on the knees and pulling once again, this is turning into a productive over


Smith to Devine, 1 run, driven powerfully, but ricochets off the bowler's boot. Saves a couple there


Smith to Browne, 1 run, pulled once again, and that's New Zealand's most productive over in a long while. Maybe they can revive their fortunes

To find out ... here's Liam Brickhill

End of over 15 (9 runs) New Zealand Women 59/5 (48 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.93, RRR: 9.60)

    • NJ Browne 14 (17b 1x4)
    • SFM Devine 11 (17b)
    • CR Smith 4-0-22-1
    • LC Sthalekar 3-0-11-0

Thanks Andrew. New Zealand are, at least, showing some initiative now to put just a bit of pressure on Australia


Sthalekar to Browne, 1 run, pushed down the ground for one


Sthalekar to Devine, 1 run, flicked fine, just wide of short fine leg and they sprint through


Sthalekar to Browne, 5 wides, bonus for New Zealand! The ball was wide down leg, and the fielder couldn't quite cut it off on the boundary, so that'll be five!


Sthalekar to Browne, 1 run, hammered out to long off of the front foot


Sthalekar to Devine, no run, looped up very high, a really inviting delivery tempts Devine out of the crease but she finds the toe of the bat with her drive


Sthalekar to Devine, no run, tapped softly into the covers, where the fielder scoots round to negate the run


Sthalekar to Devine, 1 leg bye, down the leg side from round the wicket, she gets some boot on it and they scamper through for another vital run

End of over 16 (9 runs) New Zealand Women 68/5 (39 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 4.25, RRR: 9.75)

    • SFM Devine 12 (21b)
    • NJ Browne 16 (19b 1x4)
    • LC Sthalekar 4-0-19-0
    • CR Smith 4-0-22-1

An incredible 53 dot balls already in this innings, New Zealand haven't been able to place their shots very well at all. Having said that, Australia have bowled and fielded really professionally tonight. Rene Farrell to continue after her two-over opening spell


Farrell to Devine, no run, she comes round the wicket, firing in a leg-stump half volley but Devine can't get it away


Farrell to Devine, 1 run, full toss on the pads from round the wicket, she heaves to leg but sends it straight out to the fielder, and they settle for one


Farrell to Browne, 1 run, very full and on the toes, Browne shuffles across and flicks to leg. They can only push for one, though, which isn't good enough at this stage


Farrell to Devine, 1 run, punched down the ground, one more to the total but Australia won't be minding these singles


Farrell to Browne, no run, driven to deep mid off, the run was on but Browne sent Devine back. She only just scampered back in time, not sure why they didn't just run


Farrell to Browne, 1 wide, well, there's an extra as Farrell fires this one down leg


Farrell to Browne, 2 runs, she gets down on one knee to paddle sweep the extra ball - a full toss on leg stump - down to fine leg, and hard running gets them two. But it's boundaries New Zealand need now!

End of over 17 (6 runs) New Zealand Women 74/5 (33 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 4.35, RRR: 11.00)

    • NJ Browne 19 (22b 1x4)
    • SFM Devine 14 (24b)
    • RM Farrell 3-0-16-0
    • LC Sthalekar 4-0-19-0

They'll need to get runs off Australia's fastest bowler, though, as Perry comes back into the attack. It's 11 an over from here on in


Perry to Devine, 1 run, Devine makes room, drops the ball into the covers and they set off


Perry to Browne, no run, inexplicably, Browne has left this one alone outside off stump. It was full and a little wide, but the leave was never on, especially with almost two runs needed every ball


Perry to Browne, 1 run, she gets the left leg out the way this time and aims a hoick over midwicket, but is beaten by the pace. They steal a single off an inside edge


Perry to Devine, 1 run, Devine drives, the ball squirts off the outside edge down to third man and just one run is the result


Perry to Browne, OUT, gone! Back of a length, wobbling away a touch through the air and off the pitch to take a thin edge off Browne's flashing blade. Healy makes no mistake, and New Zealand are just about buried now

NJ Browne c †Healy b Perry 20 (25m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80.00


Perry to Perry, 1 run, nips in off the seam this time, she drops the ball on the off side and they sprint through for one

End of over 18 (4 runs) New Zealand Women 78/6 (29 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 4.33, RRR: 14.50)

    • EC Perry 1 (1b)
    • SFM Devine 16 (26b)
    • EA Perry 3-0-8-3
    • RM Farrell 3-0-16-0

Farrell to Perry, 1 run, lofted down to long on, they take one despite the fielder being slightly slow in off the ropes


Farrell to Devine, 1 run, very full from around the wicket, Devine swings hard but can't get her away, sending the ball to fine leg via the inside edge


Farrell to Perry, 1 run, another yorker, jammed out to mid off and they steal a run


Farrell to Devine, 2 runs, swung away to wide long on, the timing was good on the shot but there's a fielder out there. They push hard for the second run, but it's not going to make much of a difference at this stage


Farrell to Devine, FOUR, there's a shot! Devine makes some room and smashes the ball in the air straight back over Farrell's head and away for four! They need a few more of those


Farrell to Devine, SIX, she's got hold of this one! Half volley on leg stump, Devine stays deep in the crease and murders one high over wide long on. Great strike, but has it come too late for New Zealand?

14 needed off the last over, and Perry to bowl it

End of over 19 (15 runs) New Zealand Women 93/6 (14 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 4.89, RRR: 14.00)

    • SFM Devine 29 (30b 1x4 1x6)
    • EC Perry 3 (3b)
    • RM Farrell 4-0-31-0
    • EA Perry 3-0-8-3

Perry to Perry, 1 run, punched back to the bowler, who can't quite stop it, Devine charges down to get back on strike, colliding with the bowler but making it in safely in the end. 13 off 5 needed now!


Perry to Devine, 2 runs, driven superbly! Lofted with great timing over the covers, the fielder sprinted round to cut it off and after several replays that's given as two runs. Very close to the boundary though

11 from 4...


Perry to Devine, 2 runs, driven out over extra cover again, this one didn't quite have the timing, but they sprint really hard to pick up two


Perry to Devine, 2 runs, she comes down the track and hammers one down to long off, they've got to come back for two, they do!

A boundary now will make things very interesting...


Perry to Devine, 2 runs, slashed away really hard behind point, brilliant fielding on the boundary keeps them down to two again - Nitschke it was!

Very tense out there now, 5 from 1


Perry to Devine, 1 run, they've done it! Australia win! Devine drove the ball back at the bowler really hard, she had to get something on it as it was hit dead straight, and she did! Perry got a boot on it, Sthalekar ran in to field the re-bound, and Australia win!

The Australians are absolutely ecstatic, one can easily see how much the win means to them. A contrast to the New Zealand dug-out, where emotions are very low. Devine, who top-scores with 38 from 35, got New Zealand so close, but one can't help but think they should have launched a charge sooner, despite the loss of wickets. There were a lot of dot balls in New Zealand's innings too, as their batsmen struggled against a thoroughly professional effort from Australia in the field. They played like the champions that they now are. Ellyse Perry is Player of the Match for her three wickets.

So, after playing in both finals, Australia do finally walk away with a trophy today. The men's side had stayed to support the women, they cheered every run and every wicket. Peter English has a bulletin in, so do have a look at that as it's a top effort. That's all from us tonight folks, goodbye from me, Liam Brickhill, and from my colleagues Andrew Miller and Sahil Dutta. Until next time.

End of over 20 (10 runs) New Zealand Women 103/6 (4 runs required)

    • SFM Devine 38 (35b 1x4 1x6)
    • EC Perry 4 (4b)
    • EA Perry 4-0-18-3
    • RM Farrell 4-0-31-0





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