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Edwards’ England win the inaugural womenís World T20 Cup

Saturday 20th June 2009

ICC World Twenty20 Women’s Final – Lord’s
England 86 four four, 17 overs, beat New Zealand 85 all out, 20 overs, by six wickets

ENGLAND’S women excelled with bat and ball to win the World Twenty 20 final against New Zealand at Lord’s. England, captained by Kent“s Charlotte Edwards, restricted their opponents to a score of just 85 – from their 20 overs – and never looked in danger of losing the showpiece occasion.

Seamer Katherine Brunt justifiably took the player-of-the-match award. She returned superb figures of three for six, from her four overs, to deservedly earn her award.

England received an early setback in their run-chase, as Edwards was dismissed for just nine, but the experienced Claire Taylor steadied the ship – despite wickets falling around her. Beth Morgan and Kent“s Lydia Greenway were both dismissed but it was fitting that Taylor – a Wisden Cricketer of the Year – struck the winning runs. Her unbeaten 39 off 32 balls was the innings of the match – and helped her win the player of the tournament award.

All at Kent County Cricket Club would like to thank Charlotte, Lydia and the rest of the England women on their fantastic achievement.

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