England rout Kiwis to enter Women’s final
Former champions England eased into the women's World Twenty20 final with a seven-wicket win over out-classed New Zealand at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Thursday.cricket Updated: Oct 05, 2012 00:20 IST
Former champions England eased into the women's World Twenty20 final with a seven-wicket win over out-classed New Zealand at the Premadasa stadium in Colombo on Thursday.
In a one-sided semi-final played in front of near-empty stands, New Zealand were restricted to 93-8 after being sent in to bat and England surpassed the modest target with 16 deliveries to spare.
Skipper Charlotte Edwards led the charge for the 2009 champions with 33 off 37 balls, while Sarah Taylor remained unbeaten on 21 which included the only six of the match.
New Zealand opener Amy Satterthwaite top-scored with 30, but none of the other batters managed 20 against the steady spin bowling by the English women.
Off-spinner Danielle Wyatt grabbed 2-15 in three overs and left-arm spinner Holly Colvin had the same figures in four overs.
England await the winner of Friday's second semi-final between defending champions Australia and the West Indies in the final on Sunday.
“This has been our best performance with the ball so far,” Edwards said.
“It's turned a lot more here than in Galle where we played our league games,” she added.
Brief scores: New Zealand 93-8 in 20 overs (A Satterthwaite 30, D Wyatt 2-15, H Colvin 2-15) lost to England 94-3 in 17.2 overs (C Edwards 33, L Greenway 22, S Ruck 2-22)
First Published: Oct 05, 2012 00:17 IST