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    Technique important for Twenty20 success - Chopra
    Many see power-hitting as the key to Twenty20 success but Anjum Chopra, the senior Indian women's team batsman, has said that technically sound batsmen will do well in the game's shortest format

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    Women T20 WC begins today

    LONDON: The inaugural ICC Women''s Twenty/20 World Cup gets underway today with the West Indies facing South Africa in the opening game at Taunton in England.

    Pakistan will play its first match against Sri Lanka tomorrow.

    The tournament will feature the top eight teams in the world; the teams have been divided in two groups.

    Coached by Sherwin Campbell, the West Indies women team is packed with raw talent including Jamaicans Stefanie Taylor and Shennell Daley.

    However, the team finished fifth at the World Cup, is light on experience.

    Hosts England with the world''s best batswoman, Clare Taylor, will then meet India in the day''s second game.

    England are the current world champions while Indian was third at the World Cup in Australia.


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    Default Women’s cup: Pakistan fails to reach semi-final


    Women’s cup: Pakistan fails to reach semi-final

    TAUNTON: Pakistani team cannot access to the semi-final of ICC Women Twenty20 World Cup, as India dashed all their hopes by defeating them in a low-scoring match on Saturday.

    The national women team will play the last pool match against England on Tuesday.

    Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first but quickly slipped to 27 for three. Rumeliu Dhar claimed three for 13 with Priyanka Roy taking five for 14 in a total of 75 all out.

    India lost five wickets in their response and might have struggled even more had it not been for opener Anjum Chopra''s 37 not out.

    ‘Am I happy?’ said India coach Sudha Shah. ‘Well, we had to win and we did.

    But no, I''m not happy with the way we played at all. Our final game against Sri Lanka is another must-win. Hopefully we will click against them.’

    Chopra added: ‘Wickets were falling like nine-pins, so it was a little tense. Fortunately the score wasn''t too high and you could push it around for singles. You need matches like this - but not too often.’

    In the day''s second match, New Zealand made it two wins from two by defeating the West Indies by 52 runs.

    West Indies made only 106 for seven in their 20 overs chasing 158.

    Suzie Bates (60) and Lucy Doolan (41) put on 94 for the first wicket for the Kiwis before Doolan returned with the ball taking three for 16.

    Today, England will play Sri Lanka and Australia will face West Indies in women’s cup.


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    Default India cruise into Women T20 WC semi-finals


    India cruise into Women T20 WC semi-finals

    TAUNTON: Mithali Raj guides her team home as New Zealand joins the last four with win over South Africa.

    After Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team was knocked out on Sunday night, Mithali Raj made sure an India team made it through to the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 after her fellow batters made heavy weather of the chase against Sri Lanka in a low-scoring encounter at Taunton on Monday.

    Sri Lanka reached 94-5 from a rain-reduced 18 overs, but India was stumbling in reply before player of the match Mithali stroked an assured 32 not out to seal the five-wicket win.

    Sri Lanka started off stodgily on a damp wicket, reaching only 34-3 from the first 10 overs after opting to bat. Some bright hitting from Deepika Rasangika late on, with a 20-ball unbeaten 24, pushed her team forward but the total still looked light. An impressive fielding effort, however, gave it a chance.

    Earlier, New Zealand rode into the semi-finals unbeaten after recording its third successive win, beating South Africa. Aimee Watkins’ players had too much know-how for their spirited Group A opponents as they restricted South Africa to 124-4 in persistent drizzle before easing home by six wickets. They are now likely to face India at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

    India still has some troubles in the batting department, however, evidenced again by its display against Sri Lanka. Three of the four top batters fell within nine runs – including the impressive run-out of Rumeli Dhar (for nought) from Chamari Atapaththu’s direct throw from point – leaving it wobbling at 36-3.

    Debutante Punam Raut (30) took up the baton, but was also victim of a sharp run-out and when Reema Malhotra fell for 12, India still had work to do (79-5).

    Mithali assumed the senior role and in the penultimate over stroked three classical cover drives off Sripali Weerakkody – two fours and a single – to finish a game which had its share of tense batting moments.

    “I didn’t do my job in the earlier games so it was time to do something for the team,” said Mithali. “It was very dicey. When I went in we had to preserve our wickets while still scoring.

    “I was very tense. I may have looked cool – it’s like the duck looking calm while it’s paddling furiously under water. I don’t have a big build, timing is my strength. But I put everything into those two boundaries at the end.”

    Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Polgampola said: “Mithali was brilliant for India. When she came in, the boundaries started to flow for them and the game began to turn. Perhaps we were a bit slow at the start of our innings, but we couldn’t push on because we lost wickets.”

    New Zealand’s win was far more comfortable. Though Cri-Zelda Brits (57 not out) and Susanna Benade (44) added 91 for the fourth wicket, they were light on singles, leaving South Africa 30 runs short of a challenging total.

    New Zealand could even afford a couple of cheap dismissals as Suzie Bates (24) and Watkins (35) sent up soft catches.

    Watkins said: “I thought we did really well today, especially with those conditions in the field. We were always looking comfortable.”

    South Africa could still advance on net run-rate if it beats Australia on Tuesday.


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    Default India meet New Zealand in women T20 World Cup semi


    India meet New Zealand in women T20 World Cup semis

    LONDON: India and New Zealand will face each other in the first ICC Women''s World Twenty20 2009 semi-final at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

    The White Ferns, who were losing finalists in the ICC Women''s World Cup in March in Australia, start favourites to make the final at Lord''s after carrying their good form to Taunton with three convincing wins.

    New Zealand, who had arrived in England on the back of a three-Twenty20 series with Australia, beat an undercooked India comfortably in Taunton ahead of the tournament.

    Though India eased into the semis with two wins - its sole defeat was to favourite England - Mithali knows that its batting has been shaky and has relied on individual performances such as Anjum Chopra''s 37 not out against Pakistan, and her own unbeaten 32 against Sri Lanka.


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    Default Kiwis issue final warning after crushing India


    Kiwis issue final warning after crushing India

    NOTTINGHAM: New Zealand skipper Aimee Watkins issued a rallying cry to rivals England and Australia after guiding her side past India and into the World Twenty20 women''s final on Thursday.

    New Zealand beat India by 52 runs to reach the final of the women''s World Twenty20 here.

    They will face either hosts England or Australia, who meet in the second semi-final at the Oval on Friday, in Sunday''s final.

    "We''re really stoked to be able to play at Lord''s in the final. It''s the home of the cricket so watch out for us," said Watkins, who hit an unbeaten 89 as the Black Ferns eased past India by 52 runs.

    "It was a complete performance by the team. It was one of those days where everything seemed to fall into place. The cricket gods were with me and I''m loving it.

    "The pitch was slow off the top but generally it was pretty good."

    India were 93-9 after their 20 overs in a match where they struggled to match the big-hitters of the New Zealand team.

    "We didn''t get a good start and we''ve been lacking that," admitted India skipper Jhulan Goswami.

    "But the girls generally played superbly and I think we will learn many things for the future."

    The women''s final takes place at Lord''s on Sunday.

    Earlier, Captain Aimee Watkins smashed an unbeaten 89 off 58 balls as favourites New Zealand scored 145-5 against India in the first semi-final of the women''s World Twenty20 here on Thursday.

    Watkins, who won the toss and elected to bat at Trent Bridge, plundered 10 boundaries and two sixes even as none of her team-mates managed to reach 20.

    Watkins and Sophie Devine (14 not out) added 25 runs from the last 12 balls, including a six by Watkins off the final delivery of the innings by Rumeli Dhar.

    Australia play hosts England in the second semi-final at the Oval in London on Friday.


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    Default Watkins lifts New Zealand into women''s final


    Watkins lifts New Zealand into women''s final

    NOTTINGHAM: Skipper Aimee Watkins led New Zealand into the final of the women''s World Twenty20 with a rousing 52-run win over India here on Thursday.

    Watkins, who won the toss and elected to bat at Trent Bridge, smashed an unbeaten 89 off 58 balls as the White Ferns scored 145-5 and then restricted India to 93-9 at Trent Bridge.

    The New Zealand captain''s score was higher than the men''s best of 88 by West Indian captain Chris Gayle against Australia in their ongoing World Twenty20.

    India, hoping to make up for the absence of the men''s team from the semi-finals, managed just four runs more than Watkins'' own contribution as wickets tumbled at regular intervals.

    Amita Sharma top-scored for the Indians with 24 off 27 balls, hitting the only six of the innings, while opener Mithali Raj made 20.

    Eight Indians failed to reach double figures as Sian Ruck and Amy Satterthwaite picked up two wickets each.

    Watkins plundered 10 boundaries and two sixes even as none of her team-mates managed to reach 20.

    Watkins and Sophie Devine (14 not out) added 25 runs from the last 12 balls, including a six by Watkins off the final delivery of the innings by Rumeli Dhar.

    Asked if Thursday''s effort was her best batting performance, Watkins replied: "I''ve played some good innings, so I can''t really say. But this would be one of my best."

    India captain Jhulan Goswami said: "Aimee Watkins played superbly and 145 was a good performance. We tried to restrict them to less than 130 but the openers didn''t give us a good start."

    Team manager Diana Edulji said there was much to work on for the future.

    "Our fielding is on the weaker side but we took some good catches and there was a good run-out today. We have learned a lot from this experience and will take plenty of positives out of the tournament."

    New Zealand, who had also entered the final of the 50-overs-a-side World Cup in Australia in March where they lost to England, have won all their four matches so far.

    They await the winner of Friday''s second semi-final between Australia and England at the Oval in Sunday''s final at Lord''s.


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    Default England beat Australia by eight wickets


    England beat Australia by eight wickets

    LONDON: England beat Australia by eight wickets in the women''s World Twenty20 semi-final at the Oval here on Friday.

    World Cup champions England will play New Zealand in Sunday''s final at Lord''s.


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    England set 86-run target vs NZealand

    THE LORD’S: England got 86-run target from New Zealand who were bowled out for a miserable 85 in the World Twenty20 final at Lord''s. Katherine’s career-best 3 for 6 derailed New Zealand, who made things worse with some ridiculous shot selection of their own.

    Things are eerily similar to Sydney in March at Lord''s this Sunday afternoon after Charlotte Edwards won the toss and put New Zealand in. On that Sunday three months ago, New Zealand had chosen to bat first but they will certainly hope their total today will be defendable.

    The two sides went in unchanged after strong performances in the semi-finals.

    Home advantage isn''t a big factor in Twenty20 but England can claim to have a slight edge over New Zealand. England''s strength is their batting, led by world No. 1 Claire Taylor - whose unbeaten 76 off 53 balls took her side into the final - and captain Edwards.

    New Zealand, on the other hand, have a very tight bowling unit, with 25-year-old Sian Ruck emerging as a great future talent. New Zealand''s batting, however, hinges somewhat on the hard-hitting Suzie Bates and captain Aimee Watkins. If they fail, the team looks very fragile.

    England: 1 Sarah Taylor (wk), 2 Claire Taylor, 3 Charlotte Edwards (wk), 4 Beth Morgan, 5 Lydia Greenway, 6 Jenny Gunn, 7 Caroline Atkins, 8 Nicki Shaw, 9 Katherine Brunt, 10 Holly Colvin, 11 Laura Marsh.

    New Zealand: 1 Lucy Doolan, 2 Suzie Bates, 3 Aimee Watkins (capt), 4 Amy Satterthwaite, 5 Nicola Browne, 6 Sara McGlashan, 7 Sophie Devine, 8 Rachel Priest (wk), 9 Kate Pulford, 10 Sian Ruck, 11 Sarah Tsukigawa.


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