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England undone by South Africa at Women’s T20 World Cup

England 123-8; South Africa 127-4South Africa claim win with two balls to spareBefore their T20 World Cup opener in Group B against South Africa, England’s vice-captain Anya Shrubsole refused to countenance the idea that their first opponents were a po…

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England v South Africa: Women’s T20 World Cup – live!

Twenty20 World Cup updates from the game in PerthAustralia bamboozled as India cause upset in openerAnd feel free to email Tom or tweet him @tomdaviesE17 11.18am GMT Both openers gone now. Wyatt lazily slashes Kaka’s indifferent first ball to Lee who t…

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Australia bamboozled by Yadav as India cause upset in T20 World Cup opener

India 132-4; Australia 115 (19.5 overs) | India win by 17 runsPoonam Yadav (4-19) sparks Australian collapse in SydneyThe Women’s Twenty20 World Cup started off with a major upset as Indian leg-spinner Poonam Yadav derailed Australia in Sydney, with th…

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Australia v India: Women’s Twenty20 World Cup opener – live!

Updates from the tournament opener in SydneyAny thoughts? Email or tweet @collinsadam 8.46am GMT 10th over: India 63-3 (Rodrigues 11, Deepti 7) Australia have a variety of options with their fifth bowler and Kimmince gets the first opportunity. She was…

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Opportunities abound for women’s cricket as T20 World Cup arrives | Geoff Lemon

The women’s side of the ledger can get a huge boost with the tournament in one of the game’s most important economiesStrategically, Cricket Australia has been building up to this home season for five years. The impressive growth of women’s cricket in A…

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Molly Strano drafted into Australia’s T20 World Cup squad with Tayla Vlaeminck out

All-rounder replaces fast bowler in host nation’s squadVlaeminck ruled out with stress fracture of footMolly Strano has been rushed into Australia’s Twenty20 World Cup squad on the tournament eve after Tayla Vlaeminck was ruled out with a stress fractu…

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Pressure of Women’s T20 World Cup favouritism looms as Australia’s fiercest foe | Melinda Farrell

There is hope outside the host nation that cracks exposed in recent weeks can be exploited by the weight of expectationPressure does the strangest things. It melts the coolest of heads, obscures the most obvious move or turns the ball to liquid as hand…

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The Spin | World Twenty20: Anya Shrubsole looks to go all the way with England

After five heartbreaking exits, Shrubsole is determined to be playing in the MCG final on International Women’s DayIn 2009 a back injury forced the then-17-year-old Anya Shrubsole out of the World Twenty20. She had already been part of one World Cup-wi…

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Alyssa Healy fails again as Australia sign off T20 World Cup preparations with win

Host nation beat South Africa by four wicketsHealy adds just nine to her 19 runs from last five inningsAlyssa Healy’s run of poor form continued in Australia’s last practice match before the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup. The opener made just nine as Aust…

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Shafali Verma: the teenage sensation aiming to fire India to Twenty20 glory

The 16-year-old pretended to be a boy so she could play cricket and is now a key part of a women’s team looking to win the T20 World Cup in Australia“My brother was supposed to play but he fell sick – I asked my father if I could play under his name,” …

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England in the running to upset Australia in Women’s T20 World Cup

Lisa Keightley’s side are genuine contenders for the trophy despite the holders’ status as clear favouritesThe latest edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup gets under way in Australia on Friday and England, under their new coach, Lisa Keightley, will ce…

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England swat aside New Zealand in Women’s T20 World Cup warm-up

New Zealand 134-9; England 136-4Bowlers excel while Katey Martin hits 57 from 44England Women warmed up for their T20 World Cup campaign with a six-wicket win over New Zealand in Adelaide. New Zealand made 134 for nine after winning the toss, with Kate…

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Tri-series exposed Australia’s flaws but lessons can be learned for T20 World Cup | Megan Schutt

It’s better to work on how to fix things now rather than trying to figure it out in the middle of the tournamentOur Twenty20 World Cup uniforms have just arrived and it’s pretty special to be able to read Australia on that shirt. We’ve just come off a …

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Tri-series final win over India gives Australia pre-T20 World Cup fillip

Australia 155-6; India 144 all out (20 overs)Hosts blunt India batting threat to win by 11 runsWith the women’s Twenty20 World Cup nine days away, Australia ground out a 11-run win against India in their tri-series final. Never convincing during the en…

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Australia v India: T20 international cricket tri-series final – live!

Updates from the title decider at Junction OvalAny thoughts? Email or tweet @GeoffLemonSport 4.04am GMT 19th over: Australia 136-5 (Mooney 62, Haynes 8) Gorgeous from Mooney. She’s got the left-armer Yadav coming around the wicket. Mooney would know th…

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No-ball technology to be used for first time at Women’s Twenty20 World Cup

Third umpire to judge at tournament in Australia Successful trials have been held in India and West IndiesCricket may finally have solved its no-ball problem after confirmation the upcoming women’s Twenty20 World Cup will be the first tournament to fea…

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Australia edge England to advance to women’s T20 tri-series final

Australia 132-7 beat England 116-7 by 16 runsEngland miss out on final against India on net run-rateAustralia secured a place in the women’s T20 tri-series final after dismantling England’s batting order to win their Junction Oval clash by 16 runs.Meg …

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Australia in danger of missing women’s T20 tri-series final after loss to India

India 177-3 beat Australia 173-5Ash Gardener scored 93 off 57 balls for AustraliaAustralia are in danger of missing the women’s Twenty20 international tri-series final after an upset seven-wicket loss to India at Melbourne’s Junction Oval. A career-bes…

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Ellyse Perry stars as Australia down India in T20 tri-series

Australia 104-6 beat India 103-9 Perry took 4/13 then top-scored with 49 at Manuka OvalThey were made to work for it but Australia atoned for a rare loss to England the previous day by winning game three of the women’s international tri-series. Elysse …

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England claim dramatic super over win against Australia in women’s T20

Australia force super over, reaching 156-8 chasing 157 to winSet 9, Knight secured win for England with two balls leftEngland questioned Australia’s ability to cope with the pressure of hosting the women’s Twenty20 World Cup – and then backed it up wit…