England women edged out in Delhi

30 March 2016 | Callum Dent

England missed the chance to end Australia’s ICC Women’s World Twenty20 dominance after losing by five runs in their semi-final in Delhi.

Australia’s hopes of a fourth consecutive title were under threat when Charlotte Edwards and Tammy Beaumont began England’s pursuit of 133 with an opening stand of 67 in 10 overs.

But, like they did in chases against India and West Indies, England suffered a collapse and lost seven wickets for 50 runs to be restricted to 127 for seven.

Meg Lanning produced the innings of the match, hitting 55 from 50 balls, to ensure Australia posted 132 for six after they struggled to build on an explosive start.  

More to follow

Source: ECB

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