Australia retain womens T20 crown
Nike football high tops colombo: Australia successfully defended their women’s World Twenty20 title following an exciting nike indoor magista four run win over archrivals England in the final on Sunday. Jess Cameron hit the highest score of 45 in any nike indoor magista World Twenty20 final to nike football high tops help Australia to 1424 in their 20 overs before the champions restricted England to 1389 at Premadasa stadium. Spinners Jess Jonassen (325) and Lisa Sthalekar (216) shared the spoils as England found the going hard on a spinfriendly pitch. Seamer Julie Hunter grabbed 236 to finish as tournament’s best bowler with 11 wickets. But it was allrounder Sthalekar,
also scoring 23 not out, who set up the win with the wicket of England’s premier batter Charlotte Edwards for 28 in the eighth over to make the chase difficult for the nike indoor magista 2009 champions. England had pinned their hopes on Edwards who had hit a brilliant halfcentury in England’s seven wicket nike football high tops win over Australia in the group phase. England needed 16 off the last over but Danielle Hazell (16 not out) managed 11, leaving the Australian players jubiliant. Alyssa Healy (26) and Meg Lanning (25) put on 51 for the opening wicket in Australia’s competitive total after they were put in to bat. Cameron smashed five boundaries and a six during her rapid 34ball knock. Hosts Sri Lanka and the West Indies play in men’s final later Sunday. Brief scores:Australia 1424 in 20 overs (J. Cameron 45; H. Colvin 221); nike football high tops England 1389 in 20 overs (C. Edwards 28; J. Jonassen 325, L. Sthalekar 216, J. Hunter 236).(AFP) nike football high tops.