1st Semi-Final, Delhi, Mar 30 2016, Women's World T20
(20 ov, target 133)
AUS Women won by 5 runs
Player Of The Match
Australia Women
• The Report by Shashank Kishore

Australia Women surge into fourth straight final

Australia entered their fourth straight final of the Women's World T20 with a five-run win over England in Delhi

Match centre 
Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Australia Women132/6(20 overs)
England Women127/7(20 overs)
end of over 207 runs
ENG-W: 127/7CRR: 6.35 
Danni Wyatt10 (9)
Lydia Greenway3 (4)
Rene Farrell4-0-26-1
Megan Schutt4-0-15-2

5.30pm: England's misfiring middle order was brutally exposed today. Edwards, perhaps in her final WT20 match, looks despondent. Australia, on the other side, are one step away from sealing their fourth straight WT20 title.

From 67 for 0 to 117 for 7, there is no other way to explain England's implosion. Their running between the wickets was also sloppy.

Edwards, England captain: We know a lot about each other. There is no secrets between us. Australia held their nerve and that was the difference. We did not start well with the ball, but dragged it back. It was not meant to be for us today. It was great to see Marsh come in for Hazell. She has done well.

Lanning, Australia captain, again: We knew the Powerplay was crucial and that got us ahead. We were able to build on the momentum. I thought the bowlers did a great job. We don't mind facing New Zealand or West Indies. Should be a great match tomorrow.

Meg Lanning, Player of the Match: I thought it was a fantastic start from the openers. It was a decent wicket - straight on the stumps was hard to hit. We tried to execute that. With the platform we had, we could have got more. We were about par at the halfway. We stuck to our guns and if we did that, we knew we would be alright at the end.

That is all we have for you from this match. Can England Men do better? Alan Gardner is running the rollercoaster for the Eng-NZ clash. Ciao.

Daniel Jourdain: "England need 45 off 42 with 9 wickets in hand. From that point they lost 6/39."

Hypocaust: "Edwards and Beaumont contributed 340 runs in the tournament. The rest of the team combined managed 256."

Gaurav: "No excuses, the middle order batted poorly."

Farrell to Wyatt, 2 runs
Defending champions Australia progress to the final. Farrell is getting mobbed in the middle. England have lost it again, under pressure. Pitched up and outside off, smeared over the covers
Farrell to Wyatt, 2 runs
nice and full on off, dragged past midwicket for two
Farrell to Greenway, 1 run
The left-hander backs away outside leg, this is a blockhole ball on middle and leg. Dug out
Farrell to Wyatt, 1 run
full toss outside off, down the track and flapped in front of mid-on
Farrell to Wyatt, no run
full and outside off, drops to one knee for a slog sweep. No dice. Beaten
Farrell to Greenway, 1 run
length on off, heaved only as far as mid-on

Farrell will bowl the final over. She has a chat with Lanning. The seamer has 12 to defend

end of over 198 runs • 2 wicket
ENG-W: 120/7CRR: 6.31 • RRR: 13.00
Lydia Greenway1 (2)
Danni Wyatt5 (5)
Megan Schutt4-0-15-2
Rene Farrell3-0-19-1

Karl Rocks: "When I left to go buy my lunch England were cruising.....What has happened??"

Schutt to Greenway, 1 leg bye
back of a length, cuts in to beat the leg-side slog. Off the pad and wanders away behind square on off
Schutt to Wyatt, 1 run
full on off, swished to mid-off
Schutt to Greenway, 1 run
back of a length on off, jabbed towards mid-on
Schutt to Gunn, 1 run, OUT
back of a length and outside off, chopped to backward point. They push for a second run off a overthow at the bowler's end. Schutt recovers and flings a throw to nail the stumps down at the keeper's end, sums up England's late implosion. Gunn appears and disappears for 1
JL Gunn run out (Schutt) 1 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00
Schutt to Brunt, OUT
bowled'em! The middle stump is sent for a walk. Full length and attacking the stumps, Brunt goes for a massive leg-side heave and does not put bat on it. Glum faces in the England camp
KH Brunt b Schutt 11 (4m 5b 1x4 1x6) SR: 220.00
Schutt to Brunt, FOUR runs
beats deep cover to her right! Full on off, she manufactures the length by skipping out. Belted away for four

Nish: "England imploding quickly, the Aussies have this in the bag."

Rushdi: ""Villani tells Taylor--- Now whos dropping the WC mate??? ;)""

end of over 1810 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 112/5CRR: 6.22 • RRR: 10.50
Katherine Brunt7 (3)
Danni Wyatt4 (4)
Rene Farrell3-0-19-1
Erin Osborne1-0-5-1
Farrell to Brunt, 1 leg bye
she user her feet again, yorks herself. Quietly diverted off the pad to short fine leg
Farrell to Brunt, SIX runs
clears deep midwicket for a six! Brunt advances to meet a fuller ball, slogged away
Farrell to Wyatt, 1 run
slower on off, dragged to cow corner
Farrell to Brunt, 1 run
back of the hand slower ball, tapped to the covers
Farrell to Taylor, OUT
soft, soft dismissal. Soft as wax. Taylor has popped a reverse sweep into the gloves of the keeper. Cutter outside off, she shapes up and lobs it to Healy. She hops and snaffles it. England are fading in the slog overs
SJ Taylor c †Healy b Farrell 21 (33m 23b 0x4 1x6) SR: 91.30

Neeraj: "Taylor has played well under pressure in past. With 4 wkts down, can she do it this time as well? "

Farrell to Wyatt, 1 run
floated full and outside off, cracked to deep coer
Match details
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
TossEngland Women , elected to field first
SeriesWomen's World T20 2016
Player Of The Match
Meg Lanning
Series resultAustralia Women advanced
Match numberWomen's T20I no. 360
Hours of play (local time)14:30 start First Session 14.30-15.55, Interval 15.55-16.15, Second Session 16.15-17.40
Match days30 March 2016 (20-over match)
Chris Gaffaney
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
Joel Wilson
Reserve Umpire
Ranmore Martinesz
Match Referee
Jeff Crowe