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
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 will bowl the final over. She has a chat with Lanning. The seamer has 12 to defend
Karl Rocks: "When I left to go buy my lunch England were cruising.....What has happened??"
Nish: "England imploding quickly, the Aussies have this in the bag."
Rushdi: ""Villani tells Taylor--- Now whos dropping the WC mate??? ;)""
Neeraj: "Taylor has played well under pressure in past. With 4 wkts down, can she do it this time as well? "