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Women’s Big Bash League returns with a bang as Villani fires

Perth Scorchers 147-4 (19.3 overs) beat Hobart Hurricanes 143-7Southern Stars skipper Meg Lanning out cheaplyMeg Lanning fell cheaply in her Big Bash return but it mattered little as national teammate Ellyse Villani powered Perth Scorchers to a six-wic…

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Women’s World Twenty20 was a joy to be part of | Lisa Sthalekar

Australia’s devastating win over England capped a glorious 12-day Caribbean carnival of cricket An outright success. That’s the overarching feeling of everyone who was fortunate to be part of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018. The first standalone Wo…

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Women’s World Twenty20 was a joy to be part of | Lisa Sthalekar

Australia’s devastating win over England capped a glorious 12-day Caribbean carnival of cricket An outright success. That’s the overarching feeling of everyone who was fortunate to be part of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018. The first standalone Wo…

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Women’s T20 cricket could be included in 2022 Commonwealth Games

• Organisers looking to enhance profile of women in sport• Clare Connor: ‘It would be a different audience’Women’s T20 cricket is strongly in the running to be admitted as a new sport to the schedule at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in 2022.A jo…

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Australia celebrate ‘most satisfying’ Women’s World T20 title win over England – video

Australia beat England by eight wickets in Antigua to claim their fourth Women’s World Twenty20 title.Captain Meg Lanning, who scored the winning run, said although it has been a ‘tough time’ for Australian cricket ‘we felt that we could really li…

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Women’s T20 world-beaters give Australia reason to be proud

Meg Lanning calls the thrashing of England her career best as her team helps put gloss on a terrible year for the Australian gameIt wasn’t the type of image that we are conditioned to seeing: Meg Lanning, legs splayed around the midriff of Ashleigh Gar…

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‘Raw’ England captain Heather Knight rues ‘disappointing’ World T20 final

‘We’ve got to get back home and reflect on where we go,’ says skipper after eight-wicket hammeringReflecting on England’s eight-wicket loss to Australia in the final of the World Twenty20 final, captain Heather Knight said her side were disappointed wi…

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Australia sink England to claim Women’s World T20 title

Australia 106-2 (15.1 overs) defeat England 105 (19.4)Southern Stars claim fourth World T20 titleTwo years ago, in the World Twenty20 semi-final in Delhi, England suffered a humiliation at the hands of Australia: a six-run loss, courtesy of a collapse …

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Australia v England: Women’s World Twenty20 final – live!

Over-by-over updates from Antigua, 12am GMT startFour players who could decide the finalAnd why not email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 11.28pm GMT So it’s Saturday night in England, and Sunday morning in Australia. Who’s out there? Whether you’re in a …

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Four players who could decide the Women’s World Twenty20 final | Raf Nicholson

Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy and the Australia team may be favourites but Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon and England are definite contendersThe master of reinvention, you cannot keep Perry out of the game. She used to sit happy in the top four, now she bat…

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Alyssa Healy: ‘I’m at the top of the order – the free mindset is paying off’

Graduation to full-time opener with a brilliant cover drive makes Healy the main roadblock to England’s hopes of world T20 gloryHow is this for form: in every game that Alyssa Healy has batted in during this Women’s World Twenty20 campaign, Australia h…

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England say it has ‘not been smoothest ride’ to reach Women’s World T20 final

• Australia likely to have unchanged lineup in intense duel• ‘Our chance to cement ourselves in history’ – Heather KnightAnother year, another World Cup final. Last year England were gearing up for the culmination of their 50-over campaign at Lord’s; n…

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Nat Sciver and Amy Jones guide England into Women’s World Twenty20 final

India 112 (19.3 overs); England 116-2 (17.1 overs)Fifties for Sciver and Jones set up final against AustraliaIndia made their biggest call of the semi-final before a ball was even bowled: dropping veteran Mithali Raj. Criticised for her conservative ap…

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England v India: Women’s World Twenty20 semi-final – live!

Latest updates from the match in AntiguaAustralia end West Indies dream of retaining World T20 on home soilFeel free to email Adam or to tweet: @collinsadam 12.13am GMT 3rd over: England 18-0 (Bhatia 4, Mandhana 14) Top edge! But doesn’t go to hand. It…

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Australia end West Indies dream of retaining World T20 on home soil

• Australia 142-5; West Indies 71 • Australia win by 71 runsWest Indies have beaten Australia once in Twenty20 cricket: the final of the last edition of the World Twenty20 in 2016. On that occasion they successfully chased down 149, against all expecta…

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Australia end West Indies dream of retaining World T20 on home soil

• Australia 142-5; West Indies 71 • Australia win by 71 runsWest Indies have beaten Australia once in Twenty20 cricket: the final of the last edition of the World Twenty20 in 2016. On that occasion they successfully chased down 149, against all expecta…

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West Indies v Australia: Women’s World Twenty20 semi-final – live!

Latest updates from the match in AntiguaLanning hails ‘selfless’ Southern Stars before semi-finalFeel free to email Adam or to tweet: @collinsadam 7.48pm GMT Before you ask… the TMS commentary links. If you’re in the UK, tune in here. If you’re not i…

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Meg Lanning hails ‘selfless’ Southern Stars ahead of T20 semi-final

Ahead of a World T20 showdown with West Indies, Australia’s captain hails a shift in mentality They knew they had a problem. The talent was still there, but in the shortest form of the game, the wins stopped coming at the rate they once did for Austral…

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Meg Lanning hails ‘selfless’ Southern Stars ahead of T20 semi-final

Ahead of a World T20 showdown with West Indies, Australia’s captain hails a shift in mentality They knew they had a problem. The talent was still there, but in the shortest form of the game, the wins stopped coming at the rate they once did for Austral…

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England’s World Cup win will stand us in great stead, says Heather Knight

• England to face India in Thursday’s World T20 semi-final• Antigua wicket likely to be more conducive to spinAs England gear up to face India in the semi-final of the World Twenty20 on Thursday, the captain Heather Knight believes that her side are we…