2nd Semi-Final, London, Jun 19 2009, ICC Women's World Twenty20
(19.3/20 ov, target 164)165/2
ENG Women won by 8 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
player of the match
Claire Taylor
England Women
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Claire Taylor seals stunning chase

Claire Taylor's brilliant 76 not out from 53 balls helped England chase down a formidable target of 164

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Scorecard summary
Australia Women163/5(20 overs)
Leah Poulton39 (31)
Karen Rolton38 (32)
Nicky Shaw1/31(4)
England Women165/2(19.3 overs)

Prachi: "Match has turned out to be an awesome thriller! I think Women's world cup matches are more entertaining than mens! Go Taylor.... Go Morgan!"

Manish: "Look what good 20-20 cricket have done to the women's cricket.....suddenly there is great interest in women's cricket and the future is definitely rosy for women's cricket...which will generate more followers all over the world......"

Rolton: "I thought it was a really good score but all credit to England .. to Taylor and Morgan .. it was a fantastic partnership. We would have batted if we had won the toss. we put up a good score but too bad we couldn't defend it. Hopefully there is bigger and better things to come for Women's cricket. We have time to regroup and hopefully, it will be a good Ashes series."

Edwards, Eng captain: This was a massive shake-up for the Women's cricket and we delivered the perfect game today. When I went out to bat, I realised how good wicket it was. That's why we bowled first, we didn't know what was a good score. what a innings from Taylor and Morgan. We have a massive game on Sunday. Hopefully, things will go well."

Player of the Match is Taylor "We were a little bit daunted. It was the biggest target we have chased in T20. But the wicket was good. Lots of talking and lots of running (on the partnership with Morgan). Looking forward to the final. It was great to play in front of many people."

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Andrews to Taylor, FOUR runs

Taylorrrrrrrrrr! Whaddaplayaaa! England go through to the final. It was fullish delivery around the off stump and Taylor backed away to play a lovely fierce square drive to the boundary. What a game. Morgan hugs Taylor even as the England dug out erupt. The team rushes out to the middle and there is a huddle of joy.

Andrews to Morgan, 1 run

full in length, on the off and middle, driven down to long-on for a single

Andrews to Morgan, no run

swing and a miss. Dot ball. Drama. Full and outside off stump, she wanted to drive it through the off side, Taylor was rushing across but had to get back

end of over 1912 runs
ENG-W: 160/2CRR: 8.42 • RRR: 4.00 • Need 4 from 6b
Claire Taylor72 (52)
Beth Morgan45 (32)
Rene Farrell4-0-32-1
Farrell to Taylor, 2 runs

What a knock this has been. Full and outside off, driven hard to right of sweeper cover where a desperate stop is made.

Farrell to Taylor, 2 runs

back of length outside off stump, cut away to point and Rolton fires a throw at the non-striker's end, misses and they take the extra run. Had it been a direct hit, Taylor would have been a goner

Farrell to Taylor, FOUR runs

Caught at short fine-leg? Nope, it goes past the diving fielder. That paddle shot again. She lapped it around the corner, in the air and the fielder flung herself to her right but couldn't reach it

Farrell to Morgan, 1 run

full pitched on the middle, driven towards long-on

Farrell to Taylor, 1 run

full and outside off, lashed away in the air to deep backward point region. 13 from 10

Farrell to Taylor, 2 runs

full in length and outside off, stinging square drive to deep point region for couple of runs.

end of over 1811 runs
ENG-W: 148/2CRR: 8.22 • RRR: 8.00 • Need 16 from 12b
Beth Morgan44 (31)
Claire Taylor61 (47)
Kirsten Pike3-0-28-0
Pike to Morgan, no run

Ooh .. she tries to repeat the paddle scoop but misses it completely. The keeper collects.

Pike to Morgan, no run

Ouch. Morgan is in pain. The paddle scoop goes awry. She lunges across to the off side, paddles it but top edges it to her helmet. What drama. Play held up. Now, she slowly staggers to her feet. 16 from 13. Who will hold their nerves?

Pike to Morgan, FOUR runs

England! What a chase this has been. It was almost an yorker, ended up as a low dipping full toss and Morgan swatted it to the deep backward square leg boundary.

Pike to Morgan, FOUR runs

Morgan is playing the ideal supporting act. She dismisses the full toss to the cow corner. Lovely clean swing of the bat.

Pike to Taylor, 1 run

slower, fuller, outside off, mistimes the drive to cover. 24 from 16. The game hanging on a knifes' edge here.

Pike to Taylor, 2 runs

charges down the track and flays the full delivery to deep cover for two more runs.

end of over 179 runs
ENG-W: 137/2CRR: 8.05 • RRR: 9.00 • Need 27 from 18b
Beth Morgan36 (27)
Claire Taylor58 (45)
Rene Farrell3-0-20-1
Farrell to Morgan, 2 runs

closer to the off stump and Morgan lifts it over the bowler's head and will get couple of runs by the time long-on comes around

Farrell to Morgan, no run

moves outside off stump, the bowler hurls it wider outside off, she tries to swing it to the on side and misses.

Farrell to Morgan, no run

yorker length outside off stump, tries to squeeze it to the off side for a single but no wood on leather

Farrell to Taylor, 1 run

pushes this to cover point for a single

Farrell to Taylor, FOUR runs

Thwack! She lunges across to slap the full delivery over extra cover and to the boundary. What a fine partnership this has been.

Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossEngland Women, elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's World Twenty20Australia Women tour of England
Player Of The Match
Claire Taylor
Claire Taylor
Series resultEngland Women advanced
Match numberT20I no. 41
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-14.15, Interval 14.15-14.30, Second Session 14.30-15.45
Match days19 June 2009 - day match (20-over match)
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Billy Doctrove
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Tony Hill
TV Umpire
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Asoka de Silva
Reserve Umpire
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Marais Erasmus
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst