result
Final (D/N), Bridgetown, May 16 2010, ICC Women's World Twenty20
(20 ov, target 107)103/6
AUS Women won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
3/18
ellyse-perry
Player Of The Series
9 wkts • 79 runs
nicola-browne
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• The Bulletin by Peter English

Australia shut down NZ for thrilling trophy win

Australia's women staged a dramatic comeback to go one better than the men after holding their nerve in a low-scoring final

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Scorecard summary
Australia Women106/8(20 overs)
New Zealand Women103/6(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs
NZ-W: 103/6CRR: 5.15 
Sophie Devine38 (35)
Liz Perry4 (4)
Ellyse Perry 4-0-18-3
Rene Farrell 4-0-31-0

The Australians are absolutely ecstatic, one can easily see how much the win means to them. A contrast to the New Zealand dug-out, where emotions are very low. Devine, who top-scores with 38 from 35, got New Zealand so close, but one can't help but think they should have launched a charge sooner, despite the loss of wickets. There were a lot of dot balls in New Zealand's innings too, as their batsmen struggled against a thoroughly professional effort from Australia in the field. They played like the champions that they now are. Ellyse Perry is Player of the Match for her three wickets.

So, after playing in both finals, Australia do finally walk away with a trophy today. The men's side had stayed to support the women, they cheered every run and every wicket. Peter English has a bulletin in, so do have a look at that as it's a top effort. That's all from us tonight folks, goodbye from me, Liam Brickhill, and from my colleagues Andrew Miller and Sahil Dutta. Until next time.

19.6
1
Perry to Devine, 1 run

they've done it! Australia win! Devine drove the ball back at the bowler really hard, she had to get something on it as it was hit dead straight, and she did! Perry got a boot on it, Sthalekar ran in to field the re-bound, and Australia win!

Very tense out there now, 5 from 1

19.5
2
Perry to Devine, 2 runs

slashed away really hard behind point, brilliant fielding on the boundary keeps them down to two again - Nitschke it was!

A boundary now will make things very interesting...

19.4
2
Perry to Devine, 2 runs

she comes down the track and hammers one down to long off, they've got to come back for two, they do!

19.3
2
Perry to Devine, 2 runs

driven out over extra cover again, this one didn't quite have the timing, but they sprint really hard to pick up two

11 from 4...

19.2
2
Perry to Devine, 2 runs

driven superbly! Lofted with great timing over the covers, the fielder sprinted round to cut it off and after several replays that's given as two runs. Very close to the boundary though

19.1
1
Perry to Perry, 1 run

punched back to the bowler, who can't quite stop it, Devine charges down to get back on strike, colliding with the bowler but making it in safely in the end. 13 off 5 needed now!

end of over 1915 runs
NZ-W: 93/6CRR: 4.89 RRR: 14.00
Sophie Devine29 (30)
Liz Perry3 (3)
Rene Farrell 4-0-31-0
Ellyse Perry 3-0-8-3

14 needed off the last over, and Perry to bowl it

18.6
6
Farrell to Devine, SIX runs

she's got hold of this one! Half volley on leg stump, Devine stays deep in the crease and murders one high over wide long on. Great strike, but has it come too late for New Zealand?

18.5
4
Farrell to Devine, FOUR runs

there's a shot! Devine makes some room and smashes the ball in the air straight back over Farrell's head and away for four! They need a few more of those

18.4
2
Farrell to Devine, 2 runs

swung away to wide long on, the timing was good on the shot but there's a fielder out there. They push hard for the second run, but it's not going to make much of a difference at this stage

18.3
1
Farrell to Perry, 1 run

another yorker, jammed out to mid off and they steal a run

18.2
1
Farrell to Devine, 1 run

very full from around the wicket, Devine swings hard but can't get her away, sending the ball to fine leg via the inside edge

18.1
1
Farrell to Perry, 1 run

lofted down to long on, they take one despite the fielder being slightly slow in off the ropes

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
NZ-W: 78/6CRR: 4.33 RRR: 14.50
Liz Perry1 (1)
Sophie Devine16 (26)
Ellyse Perry 3-0-8-3
Rene Farrell 3-0-16-0
17.6
1
Perry to Perry, 1 run

nips in off the seam this time, she drops the ball on the off side and they sprint through for one

17.5
W
Perry to Browne, OUT

gone! Back of a length, wobbling away a touch through the air and off the pitch to take a thin edge off Browne's flashing blade. Healy makes no mistake, and New Zealand are just about buried now

Nicola Browne c †Healy b Perry 20 (25m 25b 1x4 0x6) SR: 80
17.4
1
Perry to Devine, 1 run

Devine drives, the ball squirts off the outside edge down to third man and just one run is the result

17.3
1
Perry to Browne, 1 run

she gets the left leg out the way this time and aims a hoick over midwicket, but is beaten by the pace. They steal a single off an inside edge

17.2
Perry to Browne, no run

inexplicably, Browne has left this one alone outside off stump. It was full and a little wide, but the leave was never on, especially with almost two runs needed every ball

17.1
1
Perry to Devine, 1 run

Devine makes room, drops the ball into the covers and they set off

They'll need to get runs off Australia's fastest bowler, though, as Perry comes back into the attack. It's 11 an over from here on in

end of over 176 runs
NZ-W: 74/5CRR: 4.35 RRR: 11.00
Nicola Browne19 (22)
Sophie Devine14 (24)
Rene Farrell 3-0-16-0
Lisa Sthalekar 4-0-19-0
16.6
2
Farrell to Browne, 2 runs

she gets down on one knee to paddle sweep the extra ball - a full toss on leg stump - down to fine leg, and hard running gets them two. But it's boundaries New Zealand need now!

16.6
1w
Farrell to Browne, 1 wide

well, there's an extra as Farrell fires this one down leg

Best performances - batters
Sophie Devine portrait
SFM Devine NZ-W
38 runs (35)
1 four
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
10 runs
0 four
0 six
3212103710
Nicola Browne portrait
NJ Browne NZ-W
20 runs (25)
1 four
0 six
Control71%
Productive shot
pull/hook on back foot
7 runs
1 four
0 six
02412218
Best performances - bowlers
Ellyse Perry player portrait
EA Perry AUS-W
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
3
ECO
4.5
Nicola Browne portrait
NJ Browne NZ-W
O
4
M
1
R
11
W
2
ECO
2.75
Match details
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
TossAustralia Women, elected to bat first
SeriesICC Women's World Twenty20
Season2010
Player Of The Match
Ellyse Perry
Ellyse Perry
Player Of The Series
Nicola Browne
Nicola Browne
Series resultAustralia Women won the 2010 ICC Women's World Twenty20
Match numberT20I no. 76
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.15, Interval 17.15-17.30, Second Session 17.30-18.45
Match days16 May 2010 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Asoka de Silva
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Asad Rauf
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Rod Tucker
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft