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England Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

England Women won the 2009 ICC Women's World Twenty20


Hours of play (local time)

10.30 start, First Session 10.30-11.45, Interval 11.45-12.00, Second Session 12.00-13.15

Match days

21 June 2009 (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

17 | 10 Runs | ENG-W: 86/4 | RR: 5.05

  • Claire Taylor39 (32b)
  • Jenny Gunn2 (3b)
  • Nicola Browne3-0-18-1

England's players rush on to the field and are now doing a lap of honour around Lord's. They've been outstanding and are so far ahead of their competition. There's a decent crowd at Lord's, too, acknowledging the world champions. Massive celebrations between the players and why not? They won the 50-over World Cup in Australia earlier this year and now this ... fantastic. They difference in quality between the England side and the rest is simply massive.

The presentation ceremony is just about to begin ... there's a fair number of people on the dais. The Player of the Final is Katherine Brunt who took 3 for 6 and won the game for England ... two maidens in her four overs as well. Splendid effort and the award is richly deserved. "Jenny smashed me in the face with the ball during practice," says Brunt when asked about the black-eye she's sporting. "We did get a bit twitchy at some point ... It was probably the most ideal place for us, we love coming to Lord's. For the first time we've had such a great amount of support. It's great for women's cricket."

The Player of the Tournament is Claire Taylor for scoring 199 runs in the competition including a match-winning knock under pressure in the semi-final and a valuable contribution today as well. "It feels really good, shell-shocked," says Taylor, who looks rather serious and grave for someone who's won such a massive award.

The New Zealand players walk up to receive their medals. "We were not nervous, we were outplayed," says Amiee Watkins. "We've had a good tournament but obviously it's really disappointing to lose. Around 120 might have been a defendable score."

Right, big-moment time ... England come up to get their winner's medals and their captain and MBE Charlotte Edwards brings up the rear. "I didn't think it could get better than Sydney but it has today, she says. "It was a good toss to win and it was our best bowling and fielding performance of the tournament today. I'm glad it came in the final."

Edwards goes up to collect the trophy from David Morgan and gets drenched with champagne by her team-mates. It's photograph time now ... and it'll be champagne time soon.

So that's one final down and one to go. Sri Lanka and Pakistan are due to take the field at 3.00 pm. The toss will take place in just under an hour and our build-up will begin from around 2.00 pm ... do join Will and me for that game. Cheers.

Browne to SC Taylor, FOUR runs, Taylor's done it with a smashing loft over the head of the fielder at mid-off, that shot was symbolic of how dominant England have been today, they are the first World Twenty20 champions in women's cricket

Four to win for England ...

Browne to SC Taylor, 2 runs, Taylor continues to find that gap at point and collects two more
Browne to SC Taylor, 2 runs, driven firmly by Taylor through cover
Browne to Gunn, 1 run, driven slightly wide of the fielder at mid-off which allows the batsmen to run a single even though they decided late
Browne to Gunn, no run, Browne beats the outside edge with one that seams away from the right-hander
Browne to SC Taylor, 1 run, good length and straight, pushed to cover on the front foot

ENG Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st19CM EdwardsSJ Taylor
2nd20SC TaylorSJ Taylor
3rd31SC TaylorBL Morgan
4th4SC TaylorLS Greenway
5th12SC TaylorJL Gunn