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ICC Women’s World Cup: Australia Hammers England By 8-Wicket To Grab Their 4th Title

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| November 25 , 2018 , 15:25 IST

Australian women team had successfully grabbed their fourth women's World Twenty20 cup after a dominating 8-wicket victory over England at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, West Indies on Sunday.

It is learnt that Aussie women had earlier clinched the prestigious title in the years 2010, 2012 and 2014.

After being asked to bowl first, the side led by Meg Lanning bowled out the opposition for just 105 runs and then comfortably chased down the target with 8 wickets in hand in 15.1 overs.

The Southern star rode on high with the all-round show by Ashleigh Gardner, who dominated England in all departments of the game.

Ashleigh Gardner recorded figures of 22/3 in 4 overs with the ball. Coming down to the bat after opening batswoman Alyssa Healy was dismissed early on, Gardner stuck around in the middle with the skipper Meg Lanning and scored an unbeaten 33 in 26 balls to take the side to a win.

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The English never looked in control as nine of its players did not even touch the double-digit mark.

It was opener Danielle Wyatt and skipper Heather Knight who showed some resistance with scores of 43 and 25 as England somehow managed to cross the 100-run mark before being bowled out for a paltry 105 in 19.4 overs.

Meanwhile, skipper Meg Lanning also remained unbeaten on 28 runs as her side crossed the line with ease.

Australia then comfortably chased down the target in 15.1 overs, losing just two wickets.

Brief scores: England 105 all out (Danielle Wyatt 42, Heather Knight 25; Ashleigh Gardner 3/22) lose to Australia 106/2 (Ashleigh Gardner 33 not out, Meg Lanning 28 not out; Sophie Ecclestone 1/12).