Ellyse Perry (left) scored the winning runs for Australia in the final © Getty Images
Ellyse Perry (left) scored the winning runs for Australia in the final © Getty Images

 

Mirpur: Apr 6, 2014

 

Australia Women sealed their third consecutive ICC Women’s World T20 2014 victory by beating the England Women by six wickets at the Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. It was a completely dominating performance by the Southern Stars as they gave England no chance of getting close to victory. They restricted them to 105 for eight and then chased that down with 29 balls to spare.

 

Australia won the toss and chose to bowl. Their bowlers kept denting England and pegged them at regular intervals. Sarah Coyte was the star for Australia as she recorded figures of three for 16. In fact it was team work overall as Ellyse Perry also recorded figures of two for 13, Heather Knight was the only one who batted well with 29 to her name. In the end, they could score only 105.

 

In reply, England struck early when they had Jess Jonnasen out in the third over. But Australia moved stably and although Elyse Villani was out with the score on 44, they were well on course. Meg Lanning and Perry struck a good partnership of 60 and took Australia closer. At the brink of the target, Lanning fell for 44. Alex Blackwell was also dismissed for a duck, but it was too little too late.

 

Brief scores:

 

England Women 105 for 8 in 20 overs (Heather Knight 29; Sarah Coyte 3 for 16, Ellyse Perry 2 for 13) lost to Australia Women 106 for 4 in 15.1 overs (Meg Lanning 44, Ellyse Perry 31*, Natalie Sciver 2 for 12) by 6 wickets.

 

Player of the Match: Sarah Coyte

 

Player of the Tournament: Anya Shrubsole

 

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