Previous T20 double-headers for England

England and England women will both play their ICC World Twenty20 semi-finals in a New Delhi double-header on Wednesday.

The two sides have played back-to-back matches on plenty of occasions, although arguably there has never before been so much at stake across the two games.

With the men looking to overcome New Zealand and Australia standing between the women and a place in the final, looks back at three previous dates when the two sides have both won T20 internationals. 

14 June 2009

Both sides won sprint-format fixtures on the same day for the first time during the 2009 World Twenty20.

England women thrashed Sri Lanka by 71 runs at Taunton as Sarah Taylor’s unbeaten 75 guided them to 140 for seven.

Isa Guha then took 2-4 from four overs and spinner Holly Colvin finished with 2-15 as Sri Lanka mustered just 69 for eight in reply.

Later that day the men snuck home by three runs against India at Lord’s.

Kevin Pietersen top-scored with 46 in a total of 153 for seven, and two wickets each for Ryan Sidebottom and Graham Swann left Mahendra Singh Dhoni with too much to do.

The two sides would endure contrasting fortunes for the remainder of the tournament, however, with the men bowing out during the group stage whilst the women thrashed New Zealand in the final at Lord’s.

Ryan Sidebottom is congratulated by his England team-mates following victory over Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India in 2009


September 29 2012

Another World Twenty20, and another double England success.

Charlotte Edwards hit an unbeaten fifty to guide the women to a comfortable nine-wicket win over India in Galle.

Just as victory was being secured – and England women continued their march to the final – the men kept their tournament alive with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand.

Luke Wright smashed 76 from 43 balls, but defeat to hosts Sri Lanka in the final group game saw the men eliminated.

Charlotte Edwards steered England to victory over India at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20


August 31 2015

There may not have been a World Twenty20 on the line in Cardiff last August, but plenty of pride was at stake as a dramatic Ashes summer came to an end.

The SSE SWALEC was packed as England women brought the curtain down on a disappointing summer with a five-wicket triumph over Australia.

Natalie Sciver starred with bat and ball, claiming a career-best 4-15 to restrict the tourists to 111.

The all-rounder then blasted 47 as England chased their target down with 11 balls to spare.

Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali then flogged the ball to all parts – even disturbing those enjoying a stroll along the banks of the river Taff at one stage – as the men held their nerve for a five-run victory. 

Source: ECB

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