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06-May-2010 03:01:00 GMT
Australia v England, Women's World T20, Group A, St Kits

Australia Win After Nail-biting Super Over Eliminator

St Kits: Australia defeated current ICC World Twenty20 champions, England, courtesy of its greater number of sixes hit after the first Super Over eliminator of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 failed to decide the victor of the game at Warner Park.

In a low-scoring match that saw England all out for 104 in just 17.3 overs, Charlotte Edwards' side fought back to bring the match to an eliminator over which ended with Australia earning the two points in Group A after both sides concluded the Super Over with 6-2. Australia's Jess Cameron sealing victory for the side after scoring the only six of the match.

England's innings had a disastrous start, after Edwards' departed to Clea Smith for six, returning batter Claire Taylor was run out without facing a ball while the only player to make a decent amount of runs for the side was Sarah Taylor, making 46 from 44 balls before she became one of Lisa Sthalekar's three victims of the match.

England's Danielle Hazell and Holly Colvin both struck in the space of four overs after Australia had begun to recover from a shaky start of 44 for 2 in the second innings, Australia were left in trouble when three wickets fell for three runs leaving Alex Blackwell's side on 63-7.

Player of the match, Sthalekar and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy had other plans in mind for the side though and the pair put on a 23-run stand and looked like they would see Australia through to victory in Basseterre. However, England's Nicky Shaw put upset to this and removed Healy and then Sthalekar in her next over leaving Australia needing seven off the final over the match.

Edwards then put herself on to bowl the final over and Rene Farrell made a good attempt of reach target but was run out by Beth Morgan and thus set up the Super Over.

Brief scores
England Women
104 (Taylor 46*, Sthalekar 3-29)
Australia Women 104
Result Tied (Australia won the one-over eliminator)
MOM LC Sthalekar (Australia)


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