England aiming for a whitewash after fourth
straight T20 win against Australia.
England won by 4 wkts
Cricket Australia Report
|Holly Colvin 2-25
||Laura Marsh 43 from 28
England made it four wins out of four in their T20
series against Australia today with a 13 run victory in the fourth T20
international and will be aiming for a series whitewash in the final match
in Canberra tomorrow.
England opener Laura Marsh was named Player of the Match after her
quick-fire 43 enabled the tourists to post a competitive total of 144 which
also included a useful contribution of 28 from Lydia Greenway.
Tight bowling and fielding then restricted Australia to a total of 131-6
with Holly Colvin taking 2-25 and Marsh and Wyatt each contributing run-outs
to wrap up another convincing win for Charlotte Edwards’ team.
After the England captain had won the toss and elected to bat, Marsh’s 43
provided the backbone of the team’s runs as she racked up five boundaries in
a 44 run opening partnership with Danielle Wyatt (10).
A swift 28 off only 22 balls from Greenway then helped England reach a
challenging target of 144 with the Kent batsman making effective use of the
reverse sweep in an innings which included four boundaries.
When Australia batted spinners Marsh and Hazell opened the bowling for
England and looked to tie down the Australian batsmen. But it was pressure
in the field which claimed the first wicket with Marsh running out Meg
As England continued to tighten the noose, Hazell saw off Leah Polton
through a comfortable catch by Gunn taken just inside the ropes. And Colvin
then trapped Alex Blackwell leg before from the very next ball, leaving
Australia on 59-3.
With Jess Cameron also falling to Colvin, England continued to restrict the
Southern Stars and a strong throw from Wyatt enabled Gunn to complete the
runout of Nitschke in the 17th over, leaving Australia chasing 36 off the
last 22 balls.
The task proved well beyond them as Wyatt collected a wicket in her final
spell with Rachel Haynes lofting the ball to long on where Knight took a
Player of the Match, Laura Marsh said: “We’re delighted with another win
today, it was a great team performance.
“We were brave with the bat and attacked from the start and I enjoyed
playing with a bit of freedom.
“The bowlers did well to restrict the runs on this pitch and we upped our
game in the field.
“We are looking forward to the final game of the series tomorrow and
carrying this momentum forward into the Test match.”
Match Report from Cricket Australia
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