England eves crush Kiwis to enter World T20 final

Oct 05, 2012, 09:33 IST | AFP

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 yesterday

In a one-sided semi-final, New Zealand were restricted to 93-8 after being sent in to bat and England surpassed the modest target with 16 deliveries to spare.

Charlotte Edwards

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.

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