13th Match, Super Six, Mumbai (BS), Feb 8 2013, ICC Women's World Cup
(47.3/50 ov, target 148)145
AUS Women won by 2 runs
Player Of The Match
41 (59) & 1/19
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• The Report by Abhishek Purohit in Mumbai

Australia top table after two-run victory

Australia pipped England by two runs to maintain their record of never losing to them on neutral territory

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Comms: Kanishkaa Balachandran
Scorecard summary
Australia Women147/10(44.4 overs)
England Women145/10(47.3 overs)


Edwards: "We've got to come back strongly. It was an important toss and we exploited the conditions well and the reasons we lost this game was poor shot selection and a couple of decisions went against us. We have depth in our order. Holly played really well. Hopefully we can win the last two."

Fields: "We hung in there and never gave up. Little Holly (Ferling) is not that little, great to see her bowling well. We really enjoyed playing in Cuttack. Just goes to show you can win if you bowl the ball in the right areas."

Sthalekar is the Player of the Match: "I am glad my experience comes handy. I was fortunate to have a good partnership with Sarah. I thought it was a decent batting wicket. I found the pitch quite nice."

So Australia play Sri Lanka next. Thanks for your company today. We'll see you again soon. Cheers!

End of match: Phew what a thriller! After being reduced to 39 for 6, the target of 147 looked distant. Marsh and Greenway believed that England could still get through. Australia were starting to get a bit worried and it looked all but over at 114 for 9. England pushed and prodded and nearly got there but luck was with Australia.

England will feel aggrieved by a couple of lbw decisions that looked dodgy. In both, Hawkeye showed the ball missing leg. It hurt that one of those victims was the captain Charlotte Edwards. Nevertheless, the other batsmen paid the price by playing loose shots. That's something England will need to address.

Stay with us for the presentation. Sthalekar should be the favourite for the Player of the Match.

Osborne to Colvin, OUT

she has edged it would you believe this! Erin Osborne gets the final wicket! Tossed up outside the off stump, Colvin was back and across to cut, it was too tempting to let go, managed a thick edge, Fields knew it, Australia have won by 2 runs

Holly Colvin c †Fields b Osborne 16 (26m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 94.11
Osborne to Colvin, no run

Direct hit and appeal for a run out! She pulls to Sthaleka at short midwicket, Anya heads back and looks like she is safe, and she is

Osborne to Colvin, no run

Colvin chips down the the track and firmly punches it to the on side

end of over 477 runs
ENG-W: 145/9CRR: 3.08 RRR: 1.00
Holly Colvin16 (14)
Anya Shrubsole13 (20)
Holly Ferling 10-0-35-3
Erin Osborne 5-0-15-0
Ferling to Colvin, 1 run

yet another single! Punched wide of the bowler and mid-on, they scamper through quickly

Ferling to Colvin, no run

keeps it straight this time and she calmly defends this

Ferling to Colvin, 1 wide

and a wide down the leg side! Oh dear. Ferling struggling with her line here

Ferling to Shrubsole, 1 run

the runs are coming alright! She steers it to the off side

Ferling to Shrubsole, 2 runs

a low full toss! Ferling was trying for the yorker, clipped away just wide of short midwicket and they will take a couple

Ferling to Colvin, 1 run

another run siphoned off, she opens the face of the bat and places it down to third man, they think of second

Ferling to Shrubsole, 1 run

9 needed now! She calmly places this with soft hands to the off side and sets off quickly, fielders under pressure here

end of over 462 runs
ENG-W: 138/9CRR: 3.00 RRR: 2.50
Anya Shrubsole9 (17)
Holly Colvin14 (11)
Erin Osborne 5-0-15-0
Holly Ferling 9-0-28-3

KISHORE MANGAL: "The excitement of this match has finally overcame my resistance to study for my exam tomorrow... i m watching it on tv now"

Chiranjeev : "English girls are doing what LEE and Kasper did in Ashes, hope they do not have same fate"

Osborne to Shrubsole, 1 run

tucks it away with the turn and they take another single, 10 needed

Osborne to Shrubsole, no run

quicker delivery and she defends this one

Couple of fielders in the deep on the on side

Osborne to Colvin, 1 run

waits for the turn and clips it to the on side

Osborne to Colvin, no run

waits for the turn and defends it away

Osborne to Colvin, no run

stays back and knocks it down the track

Osborne to Colvin, no run

shapes to cut this one, extra bounce and she nearly gets an edge

end of over 456 runs
ENG-W: 136/9CRR: 3.02 RRR: 2.40
Anya Shrubsole8 (15)
Holly Colvin13 (7)
Holly Ferling 9-0-28-3
Lisa Sthalekar 10-5-19-1
Ferling to Shrubsole, no run

comes forward and defends this one again, England hanging in there, the dressing room hasn't moved

Ferling to Shrubsole, no run

solid in defense, gets well forward and keeps it out

Ferling to Shrubsole, FOUR runs

the gap gets narrower! Shrubsole troubling Australia with the bat here, half volley outside off and she drives it past the gap at point, Ferling looks exasperated

Ferling to Shrubsole, no run

hones in on the off stump, Shrubsole solid in defense again

Match details
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossEngland Women, elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's World Cup
Player Of The Match
Lisa Sthalekar
Lisa Sthalekar
Match numberWODI no. 858
Hours of play (local time)09.00 start, First Session 09.00-12.10, Interval 12.10-12.55, Second Session 12.55-16.05
Match days8 February 2013 - day (50-over match)
Sri Lanka Image
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Singapore Image
Sarika Prasad
TV Umpire
India Image
Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
New Zealand Image
Kathy Cross
Match Referee
England Image
David Jukes
PointsAustralia Women 2, England Women 0