England Women made the final of the World Twenty20 after a seven wicket win over New Zealand. England, seeking to regain the title won in 2009, produced a strong bowling performance to restrict New Zealand to 93/8, and chased down the target with ease. They will meet Australia in the final.
Samit Patel scored 67 and Graeme Swann 34 but England could not cope with Malinga and Sri Lanka’s economic bowling and finished 19 runs short on 150/9. The result means England are out of the tournament and will not hold on to their World Twenty20 crown.
Sarah Taylor starred again for England Women as they reached the semi finals of the World Twenty20 with a seven wicket win over Australia. Taylor made an unbeaten 65 as England chased down 145 for victory.