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Australia v England
Jan 18


England defeated by Australia in the fifth Twenty20
but claim a 4-1 series victory.


Australia won by 52 runs

Cricket Australia Report

[Shelley Nitschke]

[Charlotte Edwards]
Shelley Nitschke 3-16 Charlotte Edwards
37 from 28 balls

England were set 154 to win in the final Twenty20 of the series in Canberra today, but eventually fell well short as Australia restored some pride claiming the final match by 52 runs.

Once again it was England’s spinners who took the wickets with Laura Marsh trapping Meg Lanning LBW before running out Leah Polton to halt the aggressive start made by Australia who cracked 28 runs off the first 15 balls.

Holly Colvin (2-30) was pick of the England bowlers with two impressive caught and bowled dismissals and she later helped Jenny Gunn run out Sarah Elliott.

The Australian batters made contributions throughout the order and set England a competitive target as they posted 153-8 off their 20 overs.

Captain Charlotte Edwards led her team with the bat and posted an impressive 37 runs off 28 balls.

Edwards remained composed but aggressive as she anchored England’s innings, hitting the ropes on seven occasions before she was caught at midwicket in the 9th over.

With the rapid loss of wickets the target slipped away from England despite player of the series Lydia Greenway who posted 32 not out.

England were bowled out for 101 as Australia claimed a one match victory by 52 runs.

Charlotte Edwards said: “I’m delighted with the series win. We’ve played our brand of cricket and it’s paid off in four out of the five matches.

“I’m really proud of the whole squad and thrilled with our achievement of beating the world champions with a relatively inexperienced side. It’s the first time we have won a limited over series on Australian soil, so I’m very happy.

“We are all now looking forward to playing the Ashes Test in Sydney and hoping to follow the successful performance of the men out here this summer.”

Player of the series Lydia Greenway said: “I’ve had a really good series but our success has been down to a great all round team performance. We have seen contributions throughout the order.

“The bowlers have bowled exceptionally well on these great batting tracks.

“We’ve had a successful Twenty20 series but we are now looking ahead to our Ashes Test in Sydney which starts on Saturday.”
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