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Final, Colombo (RPS), October 07, 2012, ICC Women's World Twenty20
(20 ov, T:143) 138/9

AUS WMN won by 4 runs

Player Of The Match
45 (34)
Player Of The Series
172 runs
Match centre 
Scores: Sanjay Murari
Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Australia Women 142/4(20 overs)
England Women 138/9(20 overs)
end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 138/9CRR: 6.90 
Danielle Hazell16 (13b 1x4)
Anya Shrubsole0 (0b)
Erin Osborne 4-0-33-0
Ellyse Perry 4-0-24-1

As Jodie Fields finishes the interview, she struggles to hold tears back. Congratulations to her and her side. You can't keep Australia off that podium, be it men or women. Hard luck England. They have been superb throughout the year and this tournament. Thanks for joining us. This is Sidharth Monga signing off. Do come back for the men's final too. Cheers

Quotes from presentation

"I am very proud of them," says Charlotte Edwards. "Last 18 months we have worked towards this. It didn't go our way, but congratulations to Australia. We didn't do well up front, and just couldn't pin them. I wouldn't change the decision to bowl first. Our bowling is good, the wicket is still good. It still came down to six off the last ball. It wasn't to be a fairy tale, but hope we have done the country proud."

"The knee is okay," says Jess Cameron, the Player of the Match. "I didn't give enough credit to Charlotte and how hard she can hit the ball. She got me right on the knee, but I am fine now. I think we did really well with the boundaries. Maybe I am bulking up or just the bat I use [explaining her six-hitting]. We were loving it [towards the end]."

"This is no consolation," says Charlotte Edwards, the Player of the Tournament. "I'd much rather be lifting the other cup. The youngsters in the team keep me young, so I keep trying to get better. I didn't come in with a lot of runs, so it is nice to have contributed with the bat. This body is going to keep going. I have huge hunger for the game."

"So proud of this team," says Jodie Fields. "I love this jersey, I love playing with the girls. Such a good feeling. Whenever you put this jersey on, you have to fight hard. England played a really good match, but we had the belief in our team. Just an all-round performance. Always had the belief (towards the end). Just to be standing here is awesome. All the hard work has been worth it."

While Australia celebrate, spare a thought for England. This is only the second game they have lost all year, but it happens to be the World Cup final

Healy: "We took a lot of belief from the semi-final. That we can defend any total. We were ready to bat first. To be perfectly honest, this win is sweeter [than the previous WT20 title]"

Osborne, who bowled the last over: "That was the most nervous moment of my life. I was hoping to get mine in a little earlier... [and wham, her team-mates pour energy drink over her]..." She has to go and celebrate, and we won't know what her plan for the last over was. Thanks, other ladies

Alex Blackwell: "The two best teams were out here today. What a magnificent final. Our girls did a great job to hold their nerves. Just, but still. Again down to the last ball. What a final. Thrilled for Jodie. Oh I had that (low) catch, bit I still don't know I dropped the other one."

So Australia have defended successfully, both the total and the title. Joyous scenes out there. They are all in a huddle by the stumps. The whole squad is out there, but no coaching staff, no media manager, no outsiders. Just the team in the celebratory huddle. England are a disappointed side, but can hold their heads high. Tears of joy for Jodie Fields. She missed the last WT20 with injury, but has come back to captain them to the title

Osborne to Hazell, 1 run

We have a Chetan Sharma but no Miandad. She gets a full toss on the pads, but she charges at it, gets too close to it, and can't get any elevation on that shot to leg

Six to win. Is there a Javed Miandad somewhere?

Osborne to Hazell, 1 run, OUT

crashed down to long-off, they try the impossible second to keep Hazeel on strike. Colvin has sacrificed for the cause

Holly Colvin run out (Haynes/Osborne) 8 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 160

Seven off two. Six for a tie. What a final

Osborne to Hazell, 2 runs

through Jonassen at extra cover here. She has had a nervous over. That costs them two more runs. This game is not over

Osborne to Hazell, 2 runs

thick edge, but there is no pace on this to go for four. Jess Cameron, who has a hurt knee, gives great chase, and keeps them down to two

Osborne to Colvin, 1 run

Jonassen has dropped one. Why has Blackwell been removed from extra cover? This was a sitter. Not only is the wicket missed, but a single considered

Osborne to Colvin, (no ball) 2 runs

that's a chest-high no-ball. What has Osborne done? Pulled away wide of deep midwicket. That's three without a ball bowled

Osborne to Hazell, 1 run

full, tries the paddle. That's a strange shot with 16 required off the last over. Osborne is not providing her pace to play that paddle with any benefit

"Hanging on to quiet desperation is the English way..." England still have hope here. Little bit, but hope. Osborne to bowl the last over. She went for a few in her first over

end of over 197 runs
ENG-W: 127/8CRR: 6.68 RRR: 16.00
Holly Colvin5 (3b 1x4)
Danielle Hazell9 (8b 1x4)
Ellyse Perry 4-0-24-1
Julie Hunter 4-0-36-2
Perry to Colvin, FOUR runs

that will give them a little bit of hope. Length ball, on off, chipped away, nicely played, straight down the ground, that goes for four

Perry to Colvin, no run

out of her crease, swings, misses

Perry to Hazell, 1 run

yet another single. Australia getting closer every ball

Perry to Colvin, 1 run

pushed to midwicket, gets the single

"Gunn out Huntered #doublepunoftheday" GK seems to have had plenty to drink even before the men's final

Perry to Hazell, 1 run

lovely shot, inside-out, wide of long-off, but it is strange to see Colvin not go for the second

Perry to Hazell, no run

length ball on off, she swipe across the line, but fails to connect

"I have always wondered what if a woman is good enough to be in a men's team for her country, would she be allowed? Is there an ICC rule against allowing women in your national team?" That is an interesting one, Bruce Wayne. What if, say, the BCCI says Jhulan Goswami bowls faster than some of the men, and they want her on the team. Meanwhile Holly Colvin has walked out, but she won't be facing the start of the 19th over, to be bowled by Perry, who will not want to leave it to the last over

end of over 1812 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 120/8CRR: 6.66 RRR: 11.50
Danielle Hazell7 (5b 1x4)
Julie Hunter 4-0-36-2
Jess Jonassen 4-0-25-3
Hunter to Gunn, OUT

Gunn sees the fine leg up, she tries the ramp immediately, connects well, but has picked out the short fine leg. She is really unfortunate here, but full marks to Australia for making her play that shot. This was well timed, but just couldn't get the elevation

Fine leg comes up

Hunter to Gunn, SIX runs

Hunter is becoming the hunted then. what a beautiful shot. Chips down the wicket, gets a length ball, lofts it inside-out, and it goes all the way over long-off

Hunter to Hazell, 1 run

gets an inside edge on this swipe, but will take the single

Hunter to Hazell, FOUR runs

mid-off is up, and she has played a beauty over her. Just half a charge down the wicket, and drives this inside-out and flat over her

I wonder if the ladies sing "Under The Southern Cross I Stand"

Hunter to Gunn, 1 run

driven hard down the ground, but gets just the single

Hunter to Gunn, no run

big swing and a miss from Gunn as she charges down at Hunter who is not about to become the Hunted

Australia still favourites here despite those drops

end of over 177 runs • 1 wicket
ENG-W: 108/7CRR: 6.35 RRR: 11.66
Jenny Gunn12 (10b 1x4)
Danielle Hazell2 (3b)
Jess Jonassen 4-0-25-3
Julie Hunter 3-0-24-1
Jonassen to Gunn, 1 run

dropped, and she seems to have hurt herself too. This is short, really short, and Jonassen is a little surprised this is hit right back at her. It hits the finger tips and bursts through

Match details
R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
TossEngland Women, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Jess Duffin
Player Of The Series
Charlotte Edwards
Series resultAustralia Women won the 2012/13 ICC Women's World Twenty20
Match numberWT20I no. 182
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-15.50, Interval 15.50-16.10, Second Session 16.10-17.30
Match days7 October 2012 - day (20-over match)
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