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Sarah Taylor to make limited England return on upcoming tour

Taylor to play three ODIs as she continues to manage anxietyKatherine Brunt also returns to squad after back injurySarah Taylor will make a limited return to the England squad for their upcoming tour to the subcontinent, as she continues to manage her …

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Hosts Australia handed tough draws for next year’s Twenty20 World Cup

Women’s side to face India in group stageMen’s side drawn with West Indies and PakistanAustralia’s world champion women’s team will again have to overcome India and New Zealand in the group stage of next year’s Twenty20 World Cup, while the men’s side …

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Brisbane Heat pull off thrilling win over Sydney Sixers in WBBL final

Mooney defies illness to hit valuable 65 off 46 ballsSixers’ powerful top order fails to fire on the big stage A gutsy Beth Mooney has guided the Brisbane Heat to a three-wicket upset of the Sydney Sixers to claim their maiden WBBL title at Drummoyne O…

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Women’s cricket the winner in WBBL semis

In one amazing day, the WBBL semis showcased the irrefutable rise of women’s cricketOne thing is clear after Saturday’s two semi finals in the Women’s Big Bash League – women’s cricket is producing some of the most exciting and entertaining sporting co…

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WBBL: Perry launches Sixers into final against Brisbane Heat

Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Renegades in epic super over Brisbane Heat beat Sydney ThunderA sublime all-round performance from Ellyse Perry has propelled the Sydney Sixers to an epic super over WBBL semi-final victory over the Melbourne Renegades.In f…

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Ellyse Perry scales final frontier with dominant WBBL batting form | Lisa Sthalekar

The Australian has raised the bar and set a new standard during a record-breaking seasonOne might forgive Ellyse Perry if she were content with what she has already achieved in her career, all before the age of 30. She is a World Cup winner, not once b…

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NFL kicking woes, Ellyse Perry’s brilliance and Leo Messi’s perfect pass | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Australian Open memories, Sébastien Loeb at the Dakar Rally and the joy of drones in sport1) Cody Parkey was left feeling like the loneliest man in the world after watching his last-gasp potentially game-winning field goal bounce off the…

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Ellyse Perry continues blistering WBBL form to fire Sixers to victory

Sydney Sixers 3-166 beat Brisbane Heat 7-155Perry lifts average to over 200 across WBBL season 4Ellyse Perry’s incredible rich vein of form has continued, firing the Sydney Sixers to an 11-run WBBL win over the Brisbane Heat with an unbeaten century. P…

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2018: women’s sport leads the way in a landmark year

From new teams and new leagues to record crowds, 2018 has been a bumper yearWith a new NRLW competition kicking off, new teams announced for AFLW and changes to the status quo in netball, it has been a big year in women’s sport. Following the recent fi…

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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…