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324dThe Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

Shrubsole, run-outs give England massive win

England romped into their third Women's World T20 final, courtesy Anya Shrubsole's new-ball swing and some terrible running from South Africa

Match Centre

Match Details

Toss

England Women , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England Women advanced

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 14.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30

Match days

4 April 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

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Match Referee

5.10 pm That's all we have for you. Do join us when the final comes along on April 6th, but for now this is Alagappan Muthu signing off

"Really exciting, played exceptionally well the kind of performance we put up in the semi-final," says Charlotte, "A few new players have come in and put their hands up in crunch times." It's not at all [revenge]" Says the women have played excellent cricket against Australia in the recent past and they're looking forward to the final

"Anya just bowled exceptionally well and we had a few unlucky run-out but the wya the girls have played has been amazing,"Mignon du Preez says. "We've proved ourselves over and over and I'm very proud of the character shown by the girls." Says hi to the family and friends back home and thanks them for their support through the tournament

Anya Shrubsole is the Player of the Match "I rely on the ball swinging a little bit, Its a very good team performance in the field. Five run-outs and the way Sarah and Heather and Charlotte batted, it was great. Yeah, it swung in Sylhet as well and it's been coming out alright. I've been able to swing it nicely. It's not extra pressure [without Katherine Brunt] it's credit to the entire squad that we've done so well and now we're just looking forward to the final"

Varun(Indian): "@Justin England women currently hold the Ashes."

5.00pm With a target of 102, there needed to be some early wickets but Charlotte Edwards, the England captain, and Sarah Taylor put on 67 for the first wicket. That start proved more than handy as England cantered to victory with nine wickets. Sune Luus, the 18-year old legspinner, picked up the lone wicket and was very impressive with the flight and turn she got. Shabnim Ismail was sharp, but Taylor played through the innings and took her side home. South Africa are in a huddle beside the boundary, this is the first time they made a semi-finals and they came in with only one loss before this. It's been a brilliant performance from them, but they just didn't measure up today

16.5
1
Ismail to Taylor, 1 run, waks across and scoops it away to long leg, seems to be her escape shot but this is nothing short of a comprehensive victory from England
16.4
0
Ismail to Taylor, no run, nice timing from Taylor, but her drive can't beat cover

Justin (Aussie): "@Tom - They play the Aussies next!!!!!"

16.3
0
Ismail to Taylor, no run, fullish and outside off, bunted back to the bowler
16.2
1
Ismail to Knight, 1 run, this one is outside off and Knight taps it behind point. Scores level
16.1
1
Ismail to Taylor, 1 run, short delivery outside off, she's forward and directs it down to long leg

Zervin: "So, an Australia-England final for the women. Can it be labelled "The Sashes"??"

END OF OVER:
16 | 11 Runs | ENG-W: 99/1 (3 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.18, RRR: 0.75)

  • Heather Knight20 (15b)
  • Sarah Taylor42 (41b)
  • Marizanne Kapp2-0-23-0
  • Shabnim Ismail3-0-17-0
15.6
0
Kapp to Knight, no run, fullish and outside off, driven solidly into the covers